Lisa Yuskavage

lisa yuskavageBorn in 1962 in Philadelphia, Lisa Yuskavage received her B.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1984 and her M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art in 1986. She lives and works in New York.

Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood, a major solo exhibition spanning twenty-five years of the artist’s work, is on view at The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (through December 13, 2015), and will travel to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (January 15 to April 3, 2016). The exhibition is accompanied by a large-scale, comprehensive publication by Skira Rizzoli, created in close collaboration with the artist.

Yuskavage’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions worldwide, most recently at David Zwirner in New York (2015, and also 2011, 2009, and 2006); greengrassi in London (2013, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2002, and 1999); The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (organized as part of the Dublin Contemporary 2011); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2006); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2002); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2001); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2000).

2015-10-13 14.22.18Yuskavage has been the recipient of notable awards and honors, including the Temple University Gallery of Success Award (2005); Founder’s Day Certificate of Honor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2000); The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant (1995); MacDowell Colony Fellowship (1994); and the Zimtbaum Foundation Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts (1986).

Museum collections which hold works by the artist include The Art Institute of Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

This interview is conducted by Angela Lynn Fraleigh, hosted by Brainard Carey. Learn More on the Lisa Yuskavage website.

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Dude of Sorrows, 2015Oil on linen, 48 x 40 in. (121.9 x 101.6 cm)

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Bonfire, 2013-2015, Oil on linen, 82 x 133 in. (208.3 x 337.8 cm)