Born on Lesbos, Greece, Eurydice is a multimedia artist & writer whose body of work is infused with a consistent ideological & aesthetic study of female marginalization & objectification, & the dualisms of mind vs. body, or repressed vs. uninhibited sexuality on daily life, as these are influenced by history & displacement.
Eurydice has a BA in Fine Arts & Creative Writing from Bard College, where she studied with Roy Lichtenstein & Robert Kelly; an MA in creative writing from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she studied with Ed Dorn & Robert Steiner, & with Allen Ginsberg & William Burroughs at Naropa; an MA & an MFA from Brown University where she studied with Jack Hawkes & Robert Coover. She later taught creative writing at Brown as an adjunct professor.
She has published books with Scribner (Satyricon USA: A Journey Across the New Sexual Frontier), Virago Press (f/32: The Second Coming), Richard Kasak Books, and the Fiction Collective (f/32). Her writing has been widely translated, taught, & reviewed. She has been published in many literary magazines & anthologies. She has also worked as an investigative journalist & staff writer for national magazines such as Spin & Harper’s. She was a sex advice columnist for Gear magazine. She is also a comfortable, engaging public speaker & lecturer. She has appeared on national & international radio & TV, incl. C-Span, Sky Channel, CBS, ABC, NPR, on magazine features around the world & in documentaries. She has given numerous readings & performances in bookstores, theaters, universities, churches, & at varied spoken word slams & literary panels.
Her artistic work has included painting, drawing, film, performance, installation. It currently focuses on embroidery, an ancient feminine craft that brings together her Eastern & Western heritages. She has won international recognition for her embroidered tapestries, & large flag & paper collages. Her work has been presented in numerous solo & group exhibitions in Europe and the US. In 2010 she had a ten year retrospective in Miami Beach Art Basel. The history of the ineffable representation of the female nude in art from the first artistic scratches on cave walls to now, & the intellectual & personal disassociation that results between a woman & her body, & the quest to turn woman from ideal eroticized object into subject, constitute Eurydice’s recurrent themes. Eurydice’s avant-garde art & writing are steeped in Greek philosophy & history & connect her with countless generations of silenced women for whom she hopes to speak.
Rocking Chair Sessions
Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.
The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.
Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.