Lily Stockman is a painter based in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California.

Stockman graduated from Harvard University in 2006 where she studied painting and botany. After completing an apprenticeship in Buddhist thanga painting at the Union of Mongolian Artists in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, she was awarded a National Geographic Expeditions Council youth grant. 

In 2008, Stockman moved to Joshua Tree, California, where she lived and worked before moving to Jaipur, Rajasthan to study pigment and Mughal miniature painting with Ajay Sharma. 

Stockman received her MFA in studio art from New York University, where she taught undergraduate painting for two years. She was a 2013 teaching fellow in the Visual & Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University.

Stockman writes Letter from Joshua Tree for