Darcy Miro is a Brooklyn-based metal artist. Her work has straddled the line between sculpture, jewelry, fashion and functional objects. After her graduation from RISD in 1996, she was invited to install her first show at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Detroit. Shortly afterward, her work was exhibited in leading contemporary jewelry galleries in the United States. Several commissions in the fashion industry followed. Her jewelry is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, as well as many private collections.
Working with architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Miro developed the small scale maquette which became the acclaimed facade of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City in 2001. Miro continues to work with many notable architects including Diller Scofidio Renfro, Peter Marino and Will Bruder on site specific sculptures as well as functional objects like lighting, hardware, wallpaper and mirrors, for residential and commercial clients. Miro’s site specific installations can be seen in Dallas, New York City, Fisher Island, East Hampton, Los Angeles, Prides Crossing Massachusetts, Waikiki, and Abu Dhabi. Miro has also worked with many notable interior designers such as Kelly Wearstler, Emily Summers, and Amy Lau.
Miro’s latest body of work merges blown glass and metal. She began on a small scale, blowing glass into cast metal nature-based forms. The succeeding large scale pieces are where the sculptures take off. She makes sinuous, sensual vessels that exceed expected dimensions, elongate forms, collapse shapes, and play with the transparencies of multiple glass forms against the density of embracing metal. These pieces were first exhibited at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan.