E.V. DAY

Bride Fight

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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.” 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 ten-year 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. Day has exhibited with Deitch Projects, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, 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. She has been awarded grants and residencies from Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program, at Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France; ArtPace San Antonio; New York Foundation for the Arts; Dieu Donné Paper Mill and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. 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 Institution and in numerous private collections.