Elle Pérez MFA ’15 at 59th Venice Biennale

Elle Pérez is is one of 5 Yale artists being featured at the 59th exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Since receiving their MFA from Yale School of Art in 2015, Pérez has worked primarily in photography, depicting the intimate moments, emotional exchanges, and visceral details of their subjects and landscapes. Based in the Bronx, Pérez lives and works in New …

Ficre Ghebreyesus MFA ’02 at 59th Venice Biennale

Ficre Ghebreyesus (1962-2012) is one of 5 Yale artists being featured at the 59th exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Ghebreyesus populated his works with intricate, highly personal experiences as a citizen of the world. He had no art gallery representation during his lifetime. Ficre was born in Asmara, Eritrea. He left the country as a political refugee and lived in …

Felipe Baeza MFA ’18 at 59th Venice Biennale

Felipe Baeza is one of 5 Yale artists being featured at the 59th exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Baeza’s work, alongside that of artists Belkis Ayón, Tatsuo Ikeda, and Cecilia Vicuña, are being used for the graphic identity of the 59th Venice Biennale exhibition.  Baeaza a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  He received a B.F.A. …

On the 59th Venice Biennale

Cecilia Alemani talks with David Velasco about the 59th Venice Biennale. On April 23, the Fifty-Ninth Venice Biennale will open to the public, curated by Cecilia Alemani—a veteran of the show, having organized the Italian pavilion in 2017. Titled “The Milk of Dreams,” after a series of drawings the artist Leonora Carrington made during her time in Mexico in the 1950s, …

5 Yale Artists to be featured at Venice Biennale

The School of Art is pleased to share that both alumni and faculty have been announced as participants in the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. For over 120 years, the Venice Biennale has been considered one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, with over 500,000 visitors at its most recent art exhibition. School of …

Jennifer Packer MFA ’12 Featured at The Whitney

Jennifer Packer’s oil painting Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (Breonna! Breonna!) (2020) is a mustard-colored peek into a person’s life. This canvas is currently on view at the Whitney Museum’s new exhibition “Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing.” Open through April 2022, the show is the second iteration of the traveling exhibition that debuted at London’s Serpentine …

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones MFA ’17 on his First Solo Art Show

In a November 2021 interview with Studio International, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones MFA ’17 talks about his new paintings in That Which Binds Us, his first solo show at White Cube Bermondsey. Presenting 12 exuberant large-scale paintings filled with graceful, androgynous black bodies, whose limbs fuse and entwine with the foliage and organic patterning of the background, the exhibition reflects on the …

The Inexorable Pull of Paintings by Lisa Yuskavage MFA ’86

In one painting Lisa Yuskavage MFA ’86 lets the viewer know where they can go with their gaze, curiosity, and sympathy, with not one, but two middle fingers. Read more about Lisa Yuskavage’s recent exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in this Hyperallergic article.

Jordan Casteel MFA ’14 Featured in The Cut

In February 2022, The Cut wrote a profile piece on painter Jordan Casteel MFA ’14 and her first solo show abroad, “There is a Season.” Read the full feature on Jordan here, written by Roxanne Gay.

Rachel Rose MFA ’09 Looks to Centuries Past for New Visions

Rachel Rose MFA ’09 at Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea: Enclosure. On view in the midst of new creations made for Rachel Rose’s current gallery show in New York are works of a very different vintage: paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries in England, all on loan from the Yale Center for British Art. The older works informed Rose’s new ones …