Phyllis Viola Boyd

Interdisciplinary and mixed-media artist exploring connectedness and healing from the scale of the community to that of the individual.

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About My Work:

My artistic practice results in stand alone pieces as well as collaborative installations.


The RECLAIM Project (project co-lead with LaShawnda Crowe Storm), Indianapolis, IN (June 2015 – Present)

Kwanzaa 2020 Virtual Celebration, African Burial Ground National Monument, New York, NY (December 2020)

Sister Song (group installation), Keeper of My Mothers Dream Exhibition (led by LaShawnda Crowe Storm and Maria Hamilton Abegunde), Big Car, Indianapolis, IN, (November 2017 – January 2018)


Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Fine Art Post-Baccalaureate Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1999-2001

Master of Botany, University of Texas at Austin, 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Indiana University – Bloomington, 1991


2018  On-Ramp Fellowship, Indiana Arts Commission

2016  National Creative Placemaking Award (project co-lead), ArtPlace America

2015  5 x 5 Competition Grant (project co-lead)


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