2001 Major retrospective of work at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum in Woodstock, New York
1989 Lily Ente Studio opens and continues to hold numerous exhibits of her work
1980’s Group shows:
“Eight Artists,” Buecker and Harpsichord Gallery, New York City
“Group Sculpture Show,” Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, New York
“Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors,” Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York University, New York
1970’s Solo shows:
“Lily Ente Graphics,” Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
“Lily Ente—Works on Paper,” Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York University, New York City
“Woodcuts,” Lowenstien Center, Fordham University, New York City
“Graphics by Lily Ente,” International Center of New York, New York CityGroup shows:
“Louise Nevelson, Sari Dienes and Lily Ente,” Buecker and Harpsicord Gallery, New York City
“Space/Matter ’77,” Women’s Interart Center, New York City
“Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors,” Lever House, New York City
1960’s Solo shows:
East Hampton Gallery, New York
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York CityGroup shows:
“New Sculpture Group: Guests and Members Fifth Exhibition,” Stable Gallery, New York City
“Aspects de la Sculpture Americaine,” Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
“Sculpture New York Scene,” Riverside Museum, New York City
“New Sculpture Group,” Stable Gallery, New York City
1950’s Solo show at Contemporary Art Gallery, New York UniversityGroup shows:
“Group Exhibition,” James Gallery, New York City
“Three New York Artists (Ahron Ben-Shmuel, Lily Ente and Anna Walinska),” Bodley Gallery, New York City
“New Sculpture Group Annual Exhibition,” Riverside Museum, New York City
“Seven Artists,” Artists Equity, Arthur Brown and Bros. Gallery, New York City
“New Sculpture Group,” Hansa Gallery, New York City
1947 First public exhibition at the Sixth Annual Exhibition of the League of Present Day Artists (formerly known at the “Bombshell Group”) at New York City’s Riverside Museum



Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

National Arts Club, New York, New York

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Purdue Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA), State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

University Museums, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM), Woodstock, New York


  • Mixed Gallery

    Lily Ente Studio, Woodstock, NY, rear interior Lily Ente portrait, teenage years Head, Lily Ente, Black Belgian marble Untitled, Lily Ente, metal and stone, 42”x23”x8 Untitled 1, Lily Ente, Monoprint, paper, 36”x24” Abstraction Fragment Wood Cut 2, Lily Ente, paper, 36”x25”
  • Maintaining a legacy…

    Recently published Woodstock Times article by Paul Smart illuminates Lily Ente's complex history and includes new quotes by her daughter Paulette Esrig. “Art truly saved her life. She had had a horrific childhood. She had enormous drive.” To read full article click here