Now Be Here: Merrilyn Duzy #58
Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!
Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Merrilyn Duzy
Merrilyn Duzy is an artist first and foremost. She is also a teacher, lecturer, curator and art collector. Her formal art education culminated with an MFA from Otis Art Institute. Her informal education includes extensive travel, ongoing arts advocacy and research for her lectures: “Walking Through History: Women Artists Past and Present,” “Symbols, Signs and Space: A Personal Journey,” and “Sex in History: A Pictorial View” (her most recent lecture, which encompasses 5,000 years of erotic art).
Duzy has a wide-ranging exhibition record that includes galleries and museums in the cities of Tampa Bay, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her artworks have also been exhibited in Armenia, China, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. Solo shows include paintings based on cosmic imagery, erotica, landscapes, portraits and women artists.
As a curator, she has organized and presented Autobiographies, Erotic Visions and Three Up-Stairs. She has co-curated Erotica ’88, Quarks to Quasars and Angels, Ancestors and Spirit Guides.
Duzy served as president of Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art from 1980-82 and was founder and past president of the Florida West Coast chapter. She also served on the national Women’s Caucus for Art board from 1984-89 and was a board member of the College Art Association (CAA) committee on Women in the Arts.
Duzy was creator and moderator for the national Women’s Caucus for Art’s “Feisty Women” panel and panelist for “Feisty Women II.” She was also a speaker on the “Galaxies, Black Holes, Dark Matter” panel for the 1996 CAA conference in Boston.
She is listed in Who’s Who In American Art, International Leaders in Achievement and the recently published book by Barbara J. Love, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, in addition to many other publications.
Now Be Here NY Times
Now Be Here LA Times
Now Be Here Huffington Post
Now Be Here KCET
Now Be Here Art and Cake
Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point
Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson
*Merrilyn Duzy – Now Be Here LA artist #58