10 Questions: Eva Wylie

Overlaps (detail), 2007. Installation at The Galleries at Moore

10 Questions is a recurring feature that asks artists and other cultural figures about their work, lives, and personal insights into the contemporary art world.

Eva Wylie is a Philadelphia-based artist who creates large-scale installations using the silkscreen process. In 2007 she created a site specific installation  for The Galleries at Moore. Eva will be in a juried faculty exhibition at MICA in October, and she is in the process of creating a Philagrafika Invitational Portfolio print in collaboration with the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts at the University of the Arts.

1. Where are you finding ideas for your work these days?

From day to day experiences or from something I thought of while making my last work.

2. What’s your art-world pet peeve?

Bring back the PCA grant!

3. Who is an artist that you think hasn’t received enough recognition?

Recognition is a hard thing to define, so I don’t want to insult anyone.

4. What’s your favorite place to see art?

That is an easy one….PHILLY!

5. What’s the last show to surprise you? Why?

The Zoe Strauss exhibition and opening was not to be missed, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Sol LeWitt: Lines in Four Directions installed behind the art museum.

6. What’s the weirdest thing you ever saw happen in a museum or gallery?

A lot of weird stuff went down at the old Vox space.  I think there was a peeing incident if I remember correctly?

7. What’s the worst piece of art you’ve ever made?

I cringe when I think about my Fleisher Challenge show.

8. What’s the last great book you read?

I just started The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal.  It is about the love of objects and collecting.

9. What’s your guilty pleasure?

I really like to listen to this podcast called WTF with Marc Maron.  I listen to it all the time in the studio.

10. What’s an idea for a work of art that you’ve thought about making but never will?

I am not ready to admit that to myself.

About Eva:

Eva Wylie is a Philadelphia-based printmaker and installation artist who received her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art in 2003. She was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007 and is a 2006 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant recipient. Eva has had solo exhibitions of her work at The Galleries at Moore, Temple Contemporary, Vox Populi, the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, and the SoFA Gallery at Indiana University.

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