Daphne Arthur Biography
B. 1984, Caracas, Venezuela – Lives and works in Arvene, NY, USA
Daphne Arthur (centers her practice on the experimentation and transformation of conventional materials and forms. Drawing from her background, the Afro-Venezuelan artist explores the roles history, memory, and mythology play in the transformation or deterioration of the collective imaginary of the Black diaspora.
Arthur received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2009. She is the recipient of the Anne Critz fellowship, The Ald Held Fellowship at the American Academy of Rome, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, NYFA Queens Art Fund: New Work Grant and City of Newark, Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Creative Capital Fund Grant. Arthur has participated in residencies at MassMoca, Yadoo, Ucross, Oxbow and Pocoacopo in Oaxaca,
In 2020, she presented a solo exhibition titled “In The Eye of The World,”curated by Julia Marsh at Cedar Crest College, Philadelphia. Other institutional solo exhibitions include RARE gallery in New York, UMass Boston, and Yoga Gallery in Chicago. Arthur’s work has also been featured in national and international group exhibitions including Aalto University in Finland, Honfleur Gallery, City College of NY, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Laviolabank Gallery, Marvelli Gallery, Arena 1, California African American Museum, Land of Tomorrow, Mexic-Arte Museum, 59 Rivoli gallery in Paris and the Florence Biennale VIII in Italy.
Her work can be found in the collections of the California African American Museum of Art, Mexic Arte Museum along with other private collections as The Wellington Management, the Desmarais collection, 21c Museum.