Biography

 

Darcie Book is a sculptural painter and installation 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 (Fort Worth), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Los Angeles), DiverseWorks (Houston), and The Contemporary Museum (Baltimore). She has been published in Sculpture Magazine and the Manifest International Painting Annual. Artist residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Mauser Foundation (Costa Rica) and Facebook AIR. Book is a member of ICOSA Collective, an artist-run non-profit cooperative gallery in Austin, TX. She cofounded Crit Nites, an inclusive critique series for a diverse cross-section of artists to build community and exchange ideas.

 

Major public and private works have been commissioned by The City of Austin, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and Facebook Inc. Awards include the 2016 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.