E.V. Day lives and works in New York. She received her MFA in sculpture from Yale in 1995. The first sculpture in her Exploding Couture series, Bombshell, was included in the 2000 Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is now in the museumís permanent collection. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, including the 2001 installation G-Force at the Whitney Museum at Altria and a ten-year survey exhibition in 2004 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Bride Fight, Dayís spectacular high-tension string-up of two dueling bridal gowns was exhibited at the Lever House in 2006.
Dayís work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the New York Public Library, the Saatchi Collection, NASA, the Lever House, and numerous private collections.
Divas Ascending, a series of fourteen suspended sculptures made with costumes from the New York City Operaís archive, was first exhibited in the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center for the 2010 season of the New York City Opera. Presented by Salomon Contemporary, the series then traveled to The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville in April 2011, Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Dallas in March 2012, Southern Methodist University in April 2012, and Houston Grand Opera in October 2012. Salomon Contemporary also exhibited Butterfly from Divas Ascending, along with works by Alice Aycock in May 2011.