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Lisa Yuskavage, 1962 | Figurative painter

Lisa Yuskavage is an American artist🎨 who lives and works in New York City. She is known for her figure paintings, in which seemingly ignoble subjects are depicted with classic, historical techniques.
Yuskavage was born in 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and studied abroad during her third year through the Tyler School of Art’s program in Rome, before obtaining her BFA in 1984. Yuskavage received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1986.
She had a New York exhibit sell out before it opened, and one of her paintings sold at auction for more than $1 million.
In September 2015, Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood opened at the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

This major solo exhibition presented the artist’s work spanning 25 years. Additionally, Yuskavage is featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new online series, The Artist Project, launched in March 2015, in which she discusses Édouard Vuillard’s🎨 The Green Interior (1891).

Lisa Yuskavage is represented by David Zwirner (New York) and by Greengrassi (London). She has had four solo exhibitions at David Zwirner and six solo presentations at Greengrassi.

Solo exhibitions
  • Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (2015);
  • Lisa Yuskavage, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2011);
  • Lisa Yuskavage, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2006);
  • Lisa Yuskavage, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2002);
  • Lisa Yuskavage, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2001);
  • Lisa Yuskavage, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2000).

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

Yuskavage has been the recipient of honors and awards that include:
  • the Tiffany Foundation Grant (1996);
  • the Founder's Day Certificate of Honor, Tyler School of the Arts, Philadelphia (2000);
  • the Temple University Gallery of Success Award, Temple University, Philadelphia (2005).

Lisa Yuskavage è un'artista Americana🎨 che vive e lavora a New York City. È conosciuta per i suoi dipinti di figura, in cui soggetti apparentemente ignobili sono raffigurati con tecniche classiche e storiche.
Il suo gallerista David Zwirner è uno dei più importanti di New York e le sue tele fanno ormai parte delle più importanti collezioni di musei americani.
I suoi dipinti hanno prezzi elevatissimi, il record d’asta fu toccato, nel 2007, quando Christie’s New York aggiudicò a 1,02 milioni di euro una tela dal titolo Night.
Yuskavage è nato nel 1962 a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ha frequentato la Tyler School of Art presso la Temple University e ha studiato all'estero durante il suo terzo anno attraverso il programma Tyler School of Art a Roma, prima di ottenere il BFA nel 1984. Yuskavage ha ricevuto il suo MAE dalla Yale School of Arte nel 1986.