Phyllis Viola Boyd

Phyllis Viola Boyd

Phyllis Viola Boyd

Phyllis Viola Boyd is an Indianapolis-based interdisciplinary artist and urban strategist exploring connectedness and healing from the scale of the individual to that of the community. Boyd’s multi-media studio practice engages paint, collage, and textiles in an intuitive process that creates space to practice intentionally shifting from hustle and resistance (constant busy-ness in response to external demands and manufactured desires) to flow (intuitive action/inaction in response to an internal compass). Boyd’s community-based work focuses on supporting the efforts of diverse communities to transform their built environments into meaningful, relevant, and life-enhancing places. Boyd served as the project co-lead of the ArtPlace America-funded RECLAIM Project, which transformed the blight of vacant lots into beauty and economic opportunity for emerging artists and formerly incarcerated community members.

Boyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Master of Arts in Botany, studied painting and drawing in the College of Fine Arts, and received a Master of Landscape Architecture.

Dope shit only, please.
Let's build together.

Get in Touch