Mira Dancy Is an Artist on the Rise and a Dynamic Name to Watch

Mira Dancy’s studio, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, is bursting with voluptuous nude bodies—fluorescent-pink, purple, and blue odalisques in fluid motion, painted larger than life on canvas, on shaped Plexiglas sheets hanging from the ceiling, and populating a vast black-and-white mural that fills two walls. It’s a post-feminist paradise of women without men, free and independent, changing shape as they float through landscapes and interior spaces of their own imaginings. For Mira, 37, who recently broke through into the top echelon of emerging American artists, everything is happening at once. Since her January 2015 show at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, her work has been in demand from Hong Kong and Paris to MoMA PS1’s “Greater New York” show, and her name has appeared on any number of annual top-ten lists of artists to watch. It’s mid-April, and her second child is due this week—but you have the feeling

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