BIO

E.V. Day is a New York based installation artist and sculptor whose work explores themes of sexuality and humor while employing gravity-defying suspension techniques. She has described her work as "futurist abstract paintings in three dimensions." By manipulating iconic imagery from popular culture she transforms social stereotypes and playfully illuminates contradictions of gender roles by re-animating the recognizable into new forms and new meaning.

Day received her MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art. The first work in her Exploding Couture series, Bombshell, was included in the 2000 Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art and is now in the Museum's permanent collection. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, including the 2001 installation G-Force at The Whitney Museum at Altria, in which she suspended hundreds of thongs from the ceiling in fighter-jet formations, and a survey exhibition in 2004 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Bride Fight, a high-tension string-up of two dueling bridal gowns, was exhibited at the Lever House as part of their collection in 2006. From the Fall of 2009 to the Spring of 2010, she exhibited Divas Ascending, a 14-sculpture installation at Lincoln Center created from costumes retired from the archives of the New York City Opera-an exhibition that traveled to The Kentucky Center in 2011 and The Houston Grand Opera in 2012. Her 2013 installation SNAP! at Philip Johnson's Glass House cast a net, capturing and staking Johnson's playful pavilion "Da Monsta" to the ground and taming the beast through a sound sculpture inside entitled Purring Chamber. In 2016, Day was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize for Visual Arts by the American Academy in Rome.

Day's work is in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The New York Public Library, the Saatchi Collection, The Lever House, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and in numerous private collections. In addition to the Rome Prize, she has been awarded grants and residencies from Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program, at Claude Monet's Garden, Giverny, France; ArtPace International Artist-in-Residence, San Antonio; New York Foundation for the Arts; Dieu Donné Lab Grant in NYC and Residency at The Atlantic Center for the Arts with funding provided by the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Day has exhibited with private galleries including Deitch Projects, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, Mary Boone, Salomon Contemporary, Dieu Donné Paper Mill, and Henry Urbach Architecture in New York; with Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago; with G Fine Art in Washington, DC; with Otero Plassart Gallery in Los Angeles; and with Galerie Hans Meyer in Berlin.

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Solo Exhibitions

2017
In-Vitro, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.
The Heart Of Wanda, with Danielle Simon, Cinque Mostre 2017, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.

2016 - 2015
Twisted, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Divas Ascending, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA.

2014
Semi-Feral, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.
Semi-Feral II, Salomon Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY.
Six Features, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.

2013
SNAP!, Da Monsta at Philip Johnson's Glass House, New Canaan, CT.
Spidey / Striptease, Salomon Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY.

2012
Pollinator (Water Lily), Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Divas Ascending, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX.
Hats & Merry Widow, SMU, Dallas, TX.
Carmen, Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX.
Giverny: E.V. Day and Kembra Pfhaler, The Hole, New York, NY.
Violetta, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX.

2011
Flamenco Tornado, Commissioned by Sephora, New York, NY.
E.V. Day, Butterfly & Alice Aycock, Salomon Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY.
Ascending Divas, The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts, Louisville, KY.
CatFight, Artpace International Artist in Residence exhibition, San Antonio, TX.
Seducers, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York, NY.

2010
E.V. Day, Otero/Plassart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
E.V. Day, Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York, NY.
Divas Ascending, New York CIty Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.

2009
Divas Ascending, New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
E.V. Day: New Work Under Tension, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2006
Intergalactic Installations, Deitch Projects, Art Basel/Miami, Miami, FL.
Sweet Heat, PS1-MOMA, sound installation in the PS1 Boiler Room, Long Island City, NY.
Bride Fight, Lever House, New York, NY.
Intergalactic Installations, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.

2005
E.V. Day, G Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2004
E.V. Day: Survey Exhibition, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (catalog).

2003
Galaxy, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY.
G-Force Forum, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.

2001
G-Force, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris/Altria, New York, NY.

2000
Transporter, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY.

1997
Endorphin Ladies, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY.

Residencies, Fellowships, Awards & Commissions

2016
Recipient of the Rome Prize in Visual Arts from The American Academy in Rome, Italy.

2013
Advisory Fellow, Open Sessions Committee, The Drawing Center, NewYork, NY.
SNAP!, National Trust for Historic Preservation commission, The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT.

2012
Graphicstudio Artist in Residence, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

2010
Versailles Foundation Munn Artist in Residence at the Foundation Claude Monet's Garden, Giverny, France.
ARTPACE Foundation Artist in Residence for winter 2011 with solo exhibition March 28th in San Antonio, TX.

2009
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Fellowship and Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Smyrna, FL.
Lovenet, Tee-Shirt, The GAP/Art Production Fund for (RED).

2008
Dieu Donné, Lab Grant Residency, Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc., New York, NY.
Bandage/Bondage, Whitney Museum commission funded by BCBG/Max Azria, for Whitney Art Party 2008, New York, NY.

2007
NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts), Sculpture Fellow, New York, NY.

2005
Wheel of Optimism, NASA Commission, Mars Exploration Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

2004
Stealth, Whitney Museum of American Art, commissioned installation for The Whitney Museum of Art Gala, New York, NY.

1995
Susan H. Whedon Award for Outstanding Student in Sculpture, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT.

Group Exhibitions

2016
Mission to Space, Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, NY.
BELIEF + DOUBT: SELECTIONS FROM THE FRANCIE BISHOP GOOD AND DAVID HORVITZ COLLECTION, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Pure Pulp, Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

2014
Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY.

2013
Ladies and Gentleman, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY.

2012
Giverny: E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler, The Hole, New York, NY.
Systemic, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY.
CTRL+P, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA.

2011
Works on Paper, Amy Simon Gallery, Westport, CT.
Contemporary Magic, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.
Alice Aycock and E.V. Day, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY.
January White Sale, Curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody, at Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY.
Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2010
Emerging Images: The Creative Process in Prints, International Print Center, New York, NY.
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Ways of Looking, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art: 10 Years of Editions and Multiples, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Pictures and Statues, Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
In Stitches, curated by Beth De Woody, LTMH Gallery, New York, NY.

2009
Sensate; Bodies and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Collections Exhibition, Henry Gallery of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Dress Codes, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY (catalog).
Evading Customs, Brown Gallery, London, England.

2008
I Won't Grow Up, Cheim and Read Gallery, New York, NY.
Good Doll Bad Doll, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (catalog).
Wedded Bliss, The Marriage of Art and Ceremony, Peabody Essex Museum, Essex, MA (catalog).
Blown Away, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL (catalog).
Belle du Jour, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY.

2007
Multiple Interpretations, The New York Public Library, New York, NY.
Contemporary and Cutting Edge: Pleasures of Collecting, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT (catalog).
What's Your Hobby, The Fire Place Project, East Hampton, NY.
Crash, Pause, Rewind, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MO.
Fashion, Accidentally, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (catalog).
Dangerous Beauty, Palazzo delle Arte Napoli (PAN), Naples, Italy and Chelsea Art Museum—Home of the Miotte Foundation, New York, NY.
Womanizer, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (catalog).

2006
The Female Machine, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2005
Crash, Pause, Rewind, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA.
Marilyn, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.

2004
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Needful Things, Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
Airborn, Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York, NY.

2003
Paper Sculpture Show, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (catalog).
Doublures Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Québec, Canada (catalog).

2002
Rapture Barbican Centre, London, England (catalog).
Dangerous Beauty, Laurie Tisch Sussman Gallery, New York, NY.
Resisting Categories: Prints, Gallery of South Orange, NJ.
Mood River, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (catalog).

2001
Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (catalog).
Ghost, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.
The Axiomatic Arcade, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.

2000
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalog).
Artforum Berlin, Hans Meyer, Berlin, Germany (catalog).
Greater New York, PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY (catalog).
Anywhere But Here, Artists’ Space, New York, NY.
Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY.

1999
At the Curve of the World, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (catalog).
Luster, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY.

1997
Twister, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
Perfect Day, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY.
Group Drawing Show, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY.

1996
25th Anniversary Exhibition, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY.
Material Matters, A.O.I. Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Weather Channels, Art Initiatives Gallery, New York, NY.
Instant Visions, New York Women’s Foundation, New York, NY.
A Few Bright Moments, Void, New York, NY.

1995
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT.
Raw Space, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.

Education
Yale University, M.F.A. in Sculpture 1995
Hampshire College, B.A. 1991

Selected Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art; New York, New York.
Museum of Modern Art; New York, New York.
New York Public Library; New York, New York.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, California.
Lever House Art Collection; New York, New York.
Peter Norton Collection; Santa Monica, California.
Saatchi Collection; London, England.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Washington, DC.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Ithaca, New York.
Cincinnati Museum of Art; Cincinnati, Ohio.
New Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, New York.
National Museum of Women in the Arts; Washington, D.C.
Fidux Trust/ Mark Fletcher; London, UK.
21C Museum; Louisville, Kentucky.
Biedermann-Motech Collection; Bonn, Germany.
The Progressive Corporation; Cleveland, Ohio.
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; Seattle, Washington.
Rose Museum at Brandeis; Boston, Massachusetts.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan.
NSU Art Museum; Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Artist Visits, Lectures & Panel Discussions

Arttable, NYC.
Dieu Donne, NYC
New York Academy of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Pace, San Antonio, TX
Bard Graduate Program
Brandeis University
The Bruce Museum
Columbus College of the Arts
Corcoran College of Art and Design
Cornell University
Deitch Projects
Exit Art
Hampshire College
Independent Curators International
Massachusetts College of Art
Museum of Modern Art
New York University
Ohio State University
P.S.1/MOMA Art Center
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Queens College
School of Visual Arts, New York
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
SUNY Albany
Temple University
University of Cincinnati
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wexner Center for the Arts
Whitney Altria
Whitney Museum of American Art