Miami, FL, NYC, NY and Greece
Eurydice lives in Miami, Manhattan, and Greece. She was born on the island of Lesbos in Greece. At fifteen she ran off to Hollywood where, among other educational and cultural shocks, she learned to write in English. She has a BA in fine Arts from Bard College, where she studied with Roy Lichtenstein, an MA in creative writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MA in art history & literature from Brown University and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University; she has been a widely exhibited painter in Greece, an assistant professor at Brown University, has lived and filmed two documentaries in India, worked as a staff investigative reporter for "Spin" and "Gear" magazines, has published a book of poetry, the novel "f/3", for which she received the Fiction Collective Two Best Fiction Award, the sequel The Second Coming' published with Virago Press, and a book of nonfiction, Satyricon U.S.A.: A Journey Across The New Sexual Frontier, published with Scribner. Her books have been reviewed in Time, Newsweek, The Village Voice, The Washington Post, The N.Y. Observer, and Wired.
Eurydice has been called the 'most compelling writer of sex in the English language.' In nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or art, her work explores private yearnings and rituals of intimacy. Sexuality is her subject matter and metaphor of choice. She is deeply interested in cultural disguise, and misperceptions of reality. She is biased on the side of chaos and Eros, the chaos of Eros, the Furies, which is why her material derives from taped conversations, transcribed confessions, and real-time events. Her overall project is to hone a language and a structure that can translate the physical feminine into discourse. She has recently returned to her artistic roots using embroidery as her medium of expression. Her fiber art connects her with her ancestors & generations of silenced women for whom she hopes to speak. She wants to bring embroidery into the gallery space as legitimate powerful memorable art.