Artist Statement

My sculpture and my dance have been two passions in my life since I was a kid. The memories of that dance are stamped in my pieces. The themes of movement, space and communication are constantly present in my artwork.  I like to explore the suggestions of bodies in communication, in movement and in rhythm with space.

I enjoy working with a technique that I have developed over time and in which I use different materials including paper. It is a good vehicle I have found to express my themes.

The completion of the piece is in the interpretation of the viewer once it becomes independent of my creative process.

About the  sculptures

These are mixed media sculptures. They have layers of different materials including a metal armature and paper.  The sculptures are painted and  coated with a protective sealer.


Lila Turjanski-Villard was born in Argentina, where she studied clay sculpture in private studios for more than ten years.  Once living in the US, she took classes in contemporary sculpture  at the Westchester Art Workshop that motivated her  exploration of new materials. In 2005, she started to experiment with paper – mixed media sculpture to continue her creative  journey. Currently, her work is exhibited at art galleries and juried art shows.

Lila received a degree in Psychology from the University of  Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a Masters Degree in Management of Nonprofit Organizations from New York University.  Lila lives in Yorktown Heights, NY with her husband and their two children.

Selected Exhibitions

Putnam Arts Council – Juried Fine Arts Show – 2014 – NY
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Shows -2014, 2013, 2012 – PA
Bethesda Row Arts Festival – 2014 – MD
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, 2014 – MD
Gracie Square Art Shows, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014 – NY, NY
Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 2013 – NY
Look Art Gallery – Two person exhibit – 2013 – NY
Verge Art NYC 2012 with Victoria Kovalenchikova Gallery – NY, NY
Contemporary Art Fair, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 – NY, NY
Artist – Craftsmen of New York, New Century Gallery, 2011, 2012 – NY, NY
Arts Festival of the Bruce Museum, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – CT
Berkshires Art Festivals, 2011 , 2012, 2012, 2013 – MA
Mamaroneck Artist Guild, 2009, Larchmont – NY


Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Spring 2012, NY, NY. First Place Sculpture
Artist – Craftsmen of NY, New Century Gallery,  2011, NY, NY. Honorable Mention
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Spring 2011, NY, NY. Second Place Sculpture
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Fall 2010, NY, NY. First  Place Sculpture
Sono Arts Celebration, 2010, South Norwalk, CT. Merit Award
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Spring 2009, NY, NY. First Place Sculpture
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, 2009, Mystic, CT. Award in Sculpture
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Fall 2008, NY, NY. Second Place Sculpture
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit,  Spring  2008, NY, NY. Second Place Sculpture


Oak & Oil
Katonah, NY

An American Craftsman
New York, NY

The Woodstock Gallery
Woodstock, VT