eliza myrie (b. 1981) is a sculptor living and working in Chicago. Myrie received her M.F.A. from Northwestern University and B.A. from Williams College. Myrie was an artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago in 2012 and a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the co-founder and director of the Black Artists Retreat [B.A.R.].
Myrie’s work utilizes formal modalities of sculpture, drawing, and installation. She engages figuration, modes of consumption, exchange, and dissemination. Her work enacts strategies of appropriation, mimesis, scale, and ground shifts.
Exhibitions include Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2016); Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago(2016); Roots & Culture, Chicago (2014); the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2012); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2011); Zora Space, Brooklyn, New York (2011); Applied Arts, Chicago (2011); Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago (2010); Davidson Contemporary, New York (2010).