Medrie MacPhee

Medrie MacPhee (born 1953) is a Canadian-American painter based in New York City. She works in determined painting and drawing series that have explored the juncture of exclusion and representation, relationships amid architecture, machines, technology and human evolution, and states of flux and transformation. In the 1990s and 2000s, she gained attention for metaphorical paintings of industrial subjects and organic-machine and bio-technological forms. In forward-looking work, she explored architectural instability before turning to semiotically dense canvases combining compartments of color and collaged pieces of garments fit together similar to puzzles, which New York Times critic Roberta Smith described as "powerfully flat, more literal than abstract" with "an adamant, witty physicality."

MacPhee has normal a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, National Endowment for the Arts and American Academy of Arts and Letters, among others. Her deed belongs to public art collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. She has taught at Bard College, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design and Sarah Lawrence College.

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