Mira Dancy is a New York-based artist with a feminist-inspired approach. Her flamboyant, neo-expressionist paintings feature female figures, drawing on stories inspired by everything from Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek mythology and advertising industry models. Despite their sensual poses, the bodies of the women in question are never depicted as passive objects. Thanks to the use of vivid colours, Mira’s female subjects appear determined and combative. Her figures are truly liberated, strangely-proportioned and seemingly possessed with an ongoing desire to enter the viewers’ world.
Mira Dancy has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Chapter NY, New York, and Galerie Hussenot, Paris. She was included in the 2015 Greater New York at MoMA PS1, and in 2016 mounted her first museum solo exhibition, “Future Woman” at The Yuz Foundation, Shanghai, China.
Courtesy of Derek Eller Gallery