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 …

Justine Kurland MFA ’98 in “Double Dare Ya”

Justine Kurland is one of three artists on display from February 4 to May 29, 2022 in Henry Art Gallery’s North Galleries at the University of Washington in Seattle. Viewpoints is a rotating series that highlights artwork from the Henry’s collection, paired with commentary and insights from members of the University of Washington community. This iteration of Viewpoints presents paintings by Amanda Ross-Ho …

Celebrating Alumnae in Graphic Design

Lux et Femina: Women in Graphic Design at Yale will soon be open to everyone. The exhibition celebrating 70 years of women in graphic design at Yale is currently installed at Haas Library at Yale. Since the library is only open to the Yale campus community, the curators have created a series of online events to further the discussion and make …

Tschabalala Self MFA ’15 forays into performance art with Sounding Board at the 2021 Performa Biennial

Sounding Board, Tschabalala Self’s first foray into performance art at the 2021 Performa Biennial, begins with light and color. The work debuted in October 2021 in the inviting amphitheater at Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park. There, the work’s stage was collaged with whimsical furniture arrangements that played with foreshortening, oversized drooping flowers, and painted set pieces that recalled the artist’s mixed-media figurative paintings. This move …

Kevin Beasley MFA ’12 “The Sound of Morning” Exhibition

“Last Friday at 5 p.m. I joined a small crowd at the intersection of Orchard Street and Rivington on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to see “The Sound of Morning,” a piece by the sculptor and performance artist Kevin Beasley, commissioned by the Performa Biennial. (Though Beasley’s performance is over, it can be viewed at performa2021.org, and the rest of …