Eliza Myrie is a sculptor living and working in Chicago, IL. Her work utilizes formal modalities of sculpture, drawing, and installation. She engages figuration, modes of consumption, exchange, and dissemination. She enacts strategies of appropriation, mimesis, scale, and ground shifts.
Myrie was born in New York. She received her MFA from Northwestern University and BA from Williams College. Myrie was recently a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, an Artist-In-Residence at the University of Chicago in 2012, and a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010. Myrie has taught sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently the director of the Black Artists Retreat. 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); and Davidson Contemporary, New York (2010).