ilyse iris magy is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and performer. ilyse’s participatory events and durational projects engage audiences as collaborators, positioning daily life as a site of ritual creative inquiry.
ilyse received an MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts and a BFA in Sculpture and Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. ilyse has held residencies at StoreFrontLab in San Francisco and DFLUX in Detroit, and hosted happenings at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, Richmond Health Center, Detroit’s recycling center Recycle Here!, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, as well as many other public sites around the country.
Raised in an Ashkenazi Jewish family outside Detroit, ilyse now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with a partner and two kids. ilyse spells “ilyse” in lower case because upper case “I” and lower case “l” look the same in sans serif.