21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

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21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

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21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

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21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

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21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

Thanks for reading
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21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
21/09/2021
Artist Spotlight
Sioned Bryant
Artist Spotlight – Mira Dancy
A look into the work of New York artist Mira Dancy

Mira Dancy was born in Kent in 1979 but was brought up in New Hampshire in the United States. She attended the prestigious private liberal arts university, Bard College, in New York. Although she had the intention of studying poetry and literature, she was inspired by the teachers in the art department and thank God for that! Now a New-York based artist, Dancy’s work inspires and engages people from all walks of life. Drawing upon stories from the Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek Mythology to modern advertising industry models, her works are grounded in the history of our world whilst also holding a firm place in the contemporary.

The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE
The artist in her Gowanus studio with her painting Don’t Bury Me, 2016 (far left) and works in progress. Acne Studios dress. Louis Vuitton boots. Copyright: VOGUE


Dancy’s works are fiercely feminist. Utilising extravagant colours and neo-expressionism, her depiction of the female form is that of power. The female forms are often sensual; however, they are never passive. The use of vivid colour projects the female subjects as confident, determined and central. The figures are contorted and carnal and appear liberated from the norms of today’s society.

Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.
Yellow Harbor, 2019. Photo: Tim Doyon.


Dancy’s paintings are not static stand alone pieces. She rejects the idea that she is a woman painting women in the traditional feminist way, neither are her female figures the centre of the piece. The paintings come together to generate an overall cinematic effect, transitioning through each one, the women are moving through the paintings one by one. Her work is continuous, capturing and always tells a story.

Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.
Mira Dancy, Double Undressed, 2015.

Dancy has been represented by Night Gallery, founded by Davida Nemeroff in Los Angeles in 2010, for 10 years. They have been together since the very beginning. Now, Dancy’s paintings are coveted by both museums and collectors across the globe. Her most valued sale to date was at an auction at Phillips London in 2017 where her work ‘Double Undressed’ sold for £15,424.

Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.
Mira Dancy, Hours of day/Holes of night (Plant, Animal, Woman), 2021.

Dancy has exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums, such as the Rubell Museum and MOMA PS2, after her career took off in 2015. She recently exhibited in a collaborative show between Night Gallery and Various Small Fires at their Seoul location. A culmination of representational works and pure abstraction, the show was an explosion of colour, energy, and emotion.


Dancy is known for her vivid montages of mythic figures presented in impenetrable geometric structures. Two of her works are available to buy in an upcoming auction at Phillips, New York. Follow her on @miramizzmira

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