Myla DalBesio is an American multi-disciplinary visual and performance artist. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1987, she studied Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently based in New York City. Her work is greatly influenced by the examination of traditional and sexual femininity, mystical nature, and the place where the two meet.


PERFORMANCE

2013
Life and Death in the Golden Land, Death Valley, CA

2011
Homecoming: Sophomore Year, in collaboration with Amanda Schmitt, RH Gallery, New York, NY
YOUNG MONEY, Glutton For Punishment, Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York, NY
Homecoming, in collaboration with Amanda Schmitt, SCHOOL NITE, presented in conjunction with the New Museum's Festival of Ideas, The Old School, New York, NY

2010
Staring Contest, Physical Center, St. Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY



SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015
Into You, Into Me, SPRING/BREAK, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY

2013
BORN RICH, Art Virus, Frankfurt, Germany (catalog)
I Don't Know What It Is But It Feels Good, SPRING/BREAK, The Old School, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
The Last Brucennial, New York, NY
New York, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland (catalog)

2013
A Thin Place, Schöleinstrasse 33, Berlin, Germany
Goddess Clap Back, Cue Arts Foundation, New York, NY (catalog)
Rock Them, Rox Gallery, New York, NY
alonetogether, in collaboration with Amanda Schmitt, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, and Grace Villamil, SPRING/BREAK, The Old School, New York, NY

2012
13.0.0.0.0, RH Gallery, New York, NY
POST ACID, Small Black Door Gallery, New York, NY
Till dust gathers on grass, SPRING/BREAK, The Old School, New York, NY
Foolsgold Valentine's, RH Gallery, New York, NY

2011
SCHOOL NITE, presented in conjunction with the New Museum's Festival of Ideas, The Old School, New York, NY

2010
Physical Center, St. Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY
Prehistoric, Outlaw Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



CURATORIAL

2013
Magic Kingdom, presented in conjunction with the New Museum's Ideas City, The Old School, New York, NY



WRITING

2015
"Girl on Girl: Introducing Myla DalBesio's Column for Elle.com," Elle Magazine, Feb 11.

2013
"Desert Diary," Twin Magazine, April, pp. 83-84.


PUBLICATIONS

Born Rich, Edition Faust, 2013


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
Chernikoff, Leah, "Myla DalBesio on Life After Love, Diets, and Going Viral," Elle Magazine, December 23.
Weinstock, Tish, "size doesn’t matter for calvin klein model myla dalbesio," i-D Magazine, November 24.
Hyland, Véronique, "Calvin Klein’s Controversial Model Myla Dalbesio on Art, Envy, and Body Image," New York Magazine, November 12.
"The What's Underneath Project - Myla DalBesio," Style Like U, September 3.

2013
Kinsella, Ana, "Let's Get Spiritual," BON Magazine, Fall/Winter, pp. 75-76.
Kimball, Whitney, "This Week's Must-See Art Events," Art F City, July 8.
Molla, Rani, "The Power of Reappropriating Imagery," Visual.ly, July.
Rustan, Mari, "Myla DalBesio and Adam Mignanelli: Conversation between two curators on Wish Meme," Scroll, May 13.
Sutton, Benjamin, "Yung Lenox, Wish Meme's Hip Hop Portraitist...," ARTINFO, May 10.
Sutton, Benjamin, "New Frieze Week Fair Wish Meme Explores the Many Facets of Nostalgia," ARTINFO, May 9.
Skupin, Bernd, "Kunst-Kult: Artist & Model Myla DalBesio in Frankfurt," Deutsch Vogue, May 8.
Cronin, Emily, "Me Oh Myla," Twin Magazine, April, pp. 79-85.
El, Eugen, "Ausstellung: Myla DalBesio und Trong Gia Nguyen," Faust Kultur.
Bolt, Kristen, "Myla Moves," Models.com, April 15.
Walsh, Brienne, "Spring/Break Art Show: Tough Issues Tackled Through Art," GOOD Magazine, March 14.
Hansen, Greta, "Spring Comes early at Spring/Break Art Fair," Societe Perrier, March 13.
Trainor, Natalie, "SPRING/BREAK Art Show @ The Old School," Art Nerd New York, March 12.
"The Spring Break Art Show," UO Blog, March 11.
Sutton, Benjamin, "ONE-LINE REVIEWS: Pithy Takes on the Art of Armory Week," ARTINFO, March 8.
McClermont, Doug, "Reviews: New York, 13.0.0.0.0," ARTnews, March, p. 95.
"5 Artists to see during Armory Week," NY ARTS Magazine, February 18.

2012
Drori, Dana, "Finding Myla DalBesio at the End of the World," Bullett Magazine, November 14.
Barna, Ben, "Artist and Model Myla DalBesio Confesses Her Sins," Bullett Magazine, July 26.
Marini, Beniamino, "Myla DalBesio," Vogue Italia, June 30.
Williams, Kate, "Myla DalBesio," Oyster Magazine, June 25.
Baenen, Alison, "More than Models: Myla DalBesio," Ford Models Fashion, April 3.
Gallo, Jacquelyn, "In Conversation with Myla DalBesio," Dossier, March 6.
Chernikoff, Leah, "Meet Ford Model and Performance Artist Myla DalBesio: Is She the Next Crystal Renn?" Fashionista, January 25.
Pazuniak, Roman, "Myla DalBesio," Claph Magazine, January, pp. 14-29.
"Performance Art Pushes the Envelope..." Mutual Art, January 18.

2011
Wright, iO Tillett, "Notes From the Underground - Myla DalBesio," T Magazine, August 16.
Bartlett, Man, "Lap Dance Artist Talks Power, What's Really For Sale & Evangelical Christians," Hyperallergic, August 4.