Currently living and working in New York City, Lisa Yuskavage hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was born in 1962. She received an MFA from Yale University in 1986 after graduation with a BFA in Fine Art from Temple University. During her time at Temple, she lived abroad in Rome. Her work has been shown at many galleries, institutions, and museums worldwide.
A current article on Yuskavage, where she previews her paintings in her current exhibition, by Paul Laster for Time Out New York, can be found HERE.
From reading about Yuskavage, I found it interesting that she started out painting classic nudes of women with their backs turned à la the art of Renoir and others, but was not as fulfilled by those works as she became once she actually turned the nudes around and painted them from the front perspective. She now paints both men and women from the front perspective.
A more detailed biography and painting philosophy can be found at the David Zwirner website who represents Yuskavage.
Some examples of Yuskavage’s work found on her website:
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