Yashua Klos

Born 1977
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Lives and Works Brooklyn, NY
Education
Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York NY, 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL, 2000

The work of Chicago-born artist Yashua Klos uses formal collage construction and innovative printmaking techniques to address issues of identity, race, memory and community in expansive wall installations. In Klos’ multi-layered work, collage is more than simply a medium—it’s a metaphor for the “fragmentation of African American identity.” Inspired by his own history and memories growing up with a single mother on Chicago’s South Side, Klos challenges notions of marginalization, male blackness and urban mythology. Juxtaposing and twisting elements to create imagined three-dimensional spaces, figures and landscapes, Klos’ style is built of fractured impressions and angled perspective.


Yashua Klos has shown in a number of exhibitions including Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton NJ, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC, and Dodge Gallery, New York. Klos’ works have been reviewed in the NY Times, and he’s been awarded residencies at Skowhegan, The Vermont Studio Center, and Bemis. Most recently he is the recipient of a 2014 Joan Mitchell Fellowship and a 2015 NYFA grant.


NYFA Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts '14

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