Lydia Mozzone is best known for her atmospheric renderings of the female form in oil paint. She began her series of figurative works while studying oil painting at Skidmore College. In search of a way to depict the complex, emotional relationship she maintained with her own body, she began photographing her four (very supportive) college roommates through a foggy glass shower. As these images
transformed into paintings, she fell in love with the ways she could use the glass and water vapor as mechanisms to distort the figure. Lydia’s work continues to explore facets of female body image with the play of focused, layered areas against masked, obscured passages.
Lydia’s work has been exhibited at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Lore Degenstein Gallery in Selinsgrove, PA, and in a twoperson show at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, MA alongside her mother, Michele Poirier-Mozzone. Lydia was named one of ten “Artists to Watch” by Boston Accent Lit in 2018.
Lydia is currently living and painting in her apartment in Boston’s North End.