Medrie MacPhee was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has resided in New York City since 1978. She received a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2009, she has been a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth Greenshields Award, and several established artist grants from the Canada Council.
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; Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Concordia University Art Gallery, Quebec; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto; and private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Her work has also been included in more than sixty group exhibitions, including ArtCore, Toronto; Plus Ultra, Williamsburg; Collaborative Concepts, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Edmonton Art Gallery; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Campo, Belgium; Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, Musée d' Art Contemporain de Montréal; Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York; MIART, Italy; Katonah Museum, New York; Power Plant, Toronto; and Phillipe Daverio Gallery, New York.
Medrie 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.
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