"The First Cut is the Deepest", 2014, oil on canvas, 74” x 80”

We are pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Medrie MacPhee. Drawing elements from the material world’s fractured and discordant face, architectural elements, electric colours and signage, her paintings are symphonic images of recreated forms conjured out of chaos and collapse.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, MacPhee completed her B.F.A. at the Nova Scotia College of Art. Her first trip to New York took place as a part of a class trip from Halifax in 1976. She had never entertained the idea of moving to New York, but as soon as she saw the city she fell in love with it. In 1978 MacPhee moved to New York following her graduation and has resided there since.

Her work can be found in major institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario; and private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. MacPhee has taught at Columbia University, Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, and Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently the Sherri Burt Hennessey Artist-In-Residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Viviane Art wordmark