September 12 1967 - present
Photograph of E.V. Day, by Lori Lieber, courtesy of Deitch Projects, New York, NY, USA
Place of Birth:
Drawings and prints, Photography, Sculpture, Installation Art
Draftsperson, Installation Artist, Mixed Media Artist
, Photographer, Sculptor
E.V. Day is a contemporary installation and mixed media
artist working in New York. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and Yale School of Art, where she received the Susan Whedon Award for Outstanding Student in Sculpture.
Although Day’s body of work includes series of photographs and diagrammatic drawings, she is best known for her installations. These large-scale works are often composed of lingerie, dresses, and other articles of women’s clothing that the artist hardens with resin and suspends by monofilament, molding the inanimate objects into figures that suggest motion and energy. Her installations capture moments in which traditional femininity is challenged and overthrown: bridal gowns explode and thongs soar in the air, each object endowed with life and agency beyond its iconography. Day’s work represents an ongoing process of women’s empowerment.
Among the many spaces that have exhibited Day’s installations are Lever House, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, and Henry Urbach Architecture in New York.
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Place(s) of Activity:
Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA (1993-1995)
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA (1988-1991)
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Susan Whedon Award for Outstanding Student in Sculpture, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA (1995)
RAW Space, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, USA (1995)
Modern Love: Gifts to the Collection from Heather and Tony Podesta
E.V. Day, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, USA (2006)
E.V. Day, G Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC, USA (2005-2006)