Myrie received her MFA from Northwestern University and was a participant at The Skowhegan School and The Whitney Independent Study Program. Myrie has been in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Arts + Public Life at The University of Chicago, Yaddo, SFAI, and The MacDowell Colony. Myrie is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a co-founder of The Black Artists Retreat [B.A.R.]. Her work has been supported by The Propeller Fund and 3Arts Chicago. Exhibitions include Arts Club Chicago; Gallery 400; Vox Populi; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; New Museum of Contemporary Art. Myrie’s work explores site and labor through generational inheritance, gender, and authorship. As a sculptor and printmaker, dimension, volume, and examination of how representation and subjectivity are lost/gained via physical and conceptual processes are central to her work.
eliza myrie "ring" is the first in a series of three performative sculptures that explore support structures and the interplay of the dominant and subordinate roles of objects and their function.