Mira Dancy’s practice engages and recalibrates the historical trope of woman-as-subject. Across multiple mediums—painting, mural, drawing, and sculpture—Dancy maintains her bold, linear approach to create intricately layered compositions. Her figures, fragmented towards abstraction, merge with their jagged and imposing architectural settings, blurring boundaries between the internal self and the built environments they inhabit. Dancy’s subjects emerge as powerful beings that reclaim performed and projected ideas of womanhood.
Mira Dancy (b. 1979) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA in painting from Columbia University. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Dio Horia Gallery, Athens, GR; Chapter NY, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Galería Agustina Ferreyra, Mexico City; JOAN, Los Angeles; Lumber Room, Portland, OR; Yuz Foundation, Shanghai; and Galerie Hussenot, Paris. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Chapter NY, New York; Spurs Gallery, Beijing; Various Small Fires, Seoul; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Galleria Monica De Cardenes, Zouz, CHE; Derek Eller, New York; Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City; König Gallerie, Berlin; Simone Subal Gallery, New York; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; among others.