Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

eliza myrie

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Chicago
MacDowell fellowships: Winter 2016

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).



eliza myrie worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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