Darcie Book (b. 1981, Baltimore, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores paint as object and architecture through innovative processes using acrylic paint and metal leaf. She is interested in how the heightened physicality of the paint may generate corporeal resonance, and elicit desire or longing.
Book's extensive exhibition history includes the Baltimore Museum of Art, Fort Works Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, DiverseWorks, and The Contemporary Museum (Baltimore). She was published in Sculpture Magazine and the Manifest International Painting Annual. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Mauser Foundation (Costa Rica), Future Front Texas, and Facebook AIR. Book is a member of ICOSA, an artist-run nonprofit gallery in Austin, TX. She cofounded Crit Nites, an inclusive critique series for a diverse cross-section of artists to build community and exchange feedback (nominated for Best of Austin Award in first programming year).
Major works have been commissioned by The City of Austin, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and Facebook. Honors include the Belle Foundation for Cultural Development grant, an unsolicited international award for achievement in the arts and humanities. Book received her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004.