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Duzy Merrilyn

Merrilyn Duzy is an artist first and foremost; she is also a teacher, lecturer, curator and art collector. Her formal art education culminated with her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Los Angeles Otis Art Institute. Her informal education includes extensive traveling, and her on-going arts advocacy. In addition Ms. Duzy's education is enhanced by her extensive research for her lectures: "Walking Through History: Women Artists Past & Present," "Symbols, Signs & Space: A Personal Journey, " and "Sex in History: A Pictorial View," her most recent lecture, which encompasses 5000 years of erotic art. Ms. Duzy has an extensive exhibition record that includes the museums in Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Thailand, Armenia and Taiwan. Her solo Shows include work based on portraits, women artists, erotica, landscapes and cosmic imagery. She continues to participate in exhibitions worldwide. As a curator, Merrilyn has organized and presented exhibitions on "Erotic Art," "Quarks to Quasars" and "Angels, Ancestors & Spirit Guides," among others. Ms. Duzy is listed in the "Who's Who In American Art," "Who's Who In The West," and the recently published book, Barbara J. Love, "Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975," as well as many catalogues and publications.