Purdy Eaton, American Habitat 3, 144 x 104 cm (57 x 41 inches), Archival Print, ed. 5/5, 2009.
Purdy Eaton’s oeuvre comprises paintings, photography, video and installation work. Eaton grew up in rural Indiana and often her departure point is the ever-changing American landscape and our relationship with its physical and virtual environs.
Eaton’s photographic work is defined by a minimal aesthetic that weaves visual sensitivity around a narrative of pastoral landscape rudely interrupted by architectural conceits. Her monolithic scaled photos employ a concentrated language of form, space and volume.
Eaton’s work has been shown at Arlington Centre for the Arts, Massachusetts; Stamford Art Association, Connecticut; Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Indiana; Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York, Governors Island; Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, as well as many invitational exhibitions in New York. She received an Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Centre in Johnson and Green People’s Choice Award, City University of New York; her work is included in the collection of 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
She received an M.F.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York; an M.P.H. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut and a B.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her studies include an Overseas Study Program, University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.
Purdy Eaton lives and works in New York City.