LYDIA PETTIT (b. 1991) is a Painter and Curator from Towson, Maryland. She pursued her BFA in painting and photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. In 2014, she purchased and opened Platform Arts Center, a studio and mixed-use building in downtown Baltimore, to provide affordable studio space to young and low-income artists in the area. Within the space she was the co-Director and co-Founder of Platform Gallery, a project with a focus on providing opportunities to Baltimore-based and regional emerging artists. In 2017 Pettit and her partner closed the gallery, and she turned her focus to her art practice. She is currently pursuing her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London.