Lisa Yuskavage


Lisa Yuskavage ( yə-SKAV-ij; born 1962) is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. She is known for her figure paintings that challenge conventional understandings of the genre. While her painterly techniques evoke art historical precedents, her motifs are often inspired by popular culture, creating an underlying dichotomy between high and low and, by implication, sacred and profane, harmony and dissonance.

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Known for her often sexualized paintings of female figures, both real and imaginary. Her technique is focused on color and light effects. She typically works from photographs. She was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.

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Lisa Yuskavage

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