Lisa Yuskavage

Born: 1962

Hometown: Pennsylvania

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Education: MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1986
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
Temple Abroad, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, 1982

Lisa Yuskavage Bio

About The Artist

Lisa Yuskavage, the premier "bad girl painter" of the contemporary art world, is well known for her highly sexualized paintings of the female form. Dreamy and pornographic, almost as if they were painted from 1970s Playboy spreads, Yuskavage's compositions feature anatomically impossible female bimbos with gigantic breasts, extended derrieres, and tousled hair. They daringly portray male sexual fantasies from the perspective of a female.

An increasingly popular subject of solo exhibitions at major institutions, Yuskavage is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Tiffany Foundation Grant and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.

Lisa Yuskavage Gallery Art


David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

Lisa Yuskavage Permanent Collections

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Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


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