KAREN YASINSKY email@example.com
born: 1965, Pittsburgh, PA
lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
1992 Yale University School
of Art, New Haven, CT, MFA, painting
1990 New York Studio School, New York
1988 Duke University, Durham, NC, BA, art history and mathematics
2003 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien,
Sprueth Magers Projekte, Munich
2002 UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
1999 "No Place Like Home," Casey Kaplan, New York
1997 Casey Kaplan, New York
1995 Casey Kaplan, New York
1994 "Karen Yasinsky - Paintings and Drawings," Bivins Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
1990 "Karen Yasinsky - Recent Work," New York Studio School, New York
Selected Group Exhibitions
Kunst Werke, Berlin
2002 The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY
"gimme shelter," Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Santa Monica Museum of Art, video library
imagespassages, Annecy, France
"Arrested Development," College of New Rochelle, NY
2001 "Eyes look into the well," Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, Germany
"Animations," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, New York
"Select Alumni Show," Yale School of Art, CT
"Panic," Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
"The Wedding Show," Casey Kaplan, New York.
"Domestic Culture," Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine
2000 ""Dr. Wings," Air de Paris, Paris, France
"Video-take," curated by Els Roeland, Brussels, Belgium
"Babylon," Philomene Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany
"Anywhere But Here," Artists Space, New York
"Garden Party," No Limits Events Gallery, Milan, Italy
Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York
"Greater New York," P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, New York
"5th Year Anniversary Exhibition," Rebecca M. Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
"Polarity of Truth," Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
1999 "True West," P.P.O.W., New York
"Private Eye," Douglass College Library, Rutgers University, New Jersey
1998 "June/July," Casey Kaplan, New York
Screening of "Drop that Baby Again," Casey Kaplan, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
"Kostas Avgoulis, Carmen Garcia Bartolome, Maurice Ganis, DeAnna Maganias,
Karen Yasinsky," Rebecca M. Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
1997 "The Name of the Place," Casey Kaplan, New York, organized by Laurie Simmons
1996 "Comic Inspirations," Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art and Adam Baumgold, NY
1995 "High Anxiety," curated by Kenny Schachter, New York
"Selections II," Adam Baumgold, New York
1994 "Unsuccess Story," curated by Kenny Schachter, New York
"Tickets," Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, New York
"I Could Do That," curated by Kenny Schachter, New York
"Lethal Inspection," Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1993 Selected Group Exhibitions,
"4 in 2 + 1 in 3," Carone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"Return of the Cadavre Exquis," Drawing Center, New York
"Selections/Spring 93," Drawing Center, NY
Selected Film/Video Screenings
2003 L'Etrange Festival, Paris
Rotterdam International Film Festival
2002 Cinematexas, Austin, TX
Ladyfest, San Francisco, CA, Washington D.C., NY and others
Aurora Picture Show, TX
Ocularis, Brooklyn, NY
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Union Theater
Ides of March Animation Invitational, Baltimore
2001 ArtFilm section of the Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Ocularis, Brooklyn, NY
IV Theater, Santa Barbara, CA,
TALIFestival, Lisbon, Portugal
New York Underground Film Festival, NYC
2000 "Some Kind of Loving" Northwest tour of the
Big Miss Moviola co-star tape, curated by Astria Suparak. Screened at:
Allied Arts Performing Space, Bellingham, WA
Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, BC
The Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA
The Little Theater, Seattle, WA
The Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
The Blue Room Theater, Chico, CA
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Rio Theater, Santa Cruz, CA
San Francisco Cinemateque, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Community College, Santa Barbara, CA
The Bijou Theater, Valencia, CA
Broad Performance Space, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles, CA
"Sexually Malfunctioned," curated by Astria Suparak, Starlight Cinema, Madison Wisconsin, UW Milwaukee Union Theater.
1999 New York Underground Film Festival, NYC
29 Hope Street, Brooklyn, New York
Pratt Institute, New York
The Knitting Factory, New York
2003 "Animal Behavior",
single channel dvd projection, animation
"Moss," single channel dvd projection, animation
2002 "Boys," single channel dvd projection, animation
2001 "Condition Red," single channel dvd projection, animation
"Fear," 2 channel dvd projection, animation
2000 "still life w/cows," single channel dvd projection, animation
"Research of Time's Loss," single channel dvd on monitor, animation
1999 "No Place Like Home, #1 and #2," single channel dvd projections, animation
"No Place Like Home #3," 4 monitor installation, animation
1998 "Drop That Baby Again," single channel projection, animation
Schuller, Moritz, "Ein
Ruck, eil Bild: Dei Filmkuesterin Karen Yasinsky zeigt irh Animationswerk,"
Tagesspiegel, 11 March, 2003.
Bessa, Sergio, "Trading email with Karen Yasinsky," zing magazine,, Fall, 2002.
Selected Bibliography, cont.
"Artist Curates: Carroll
Dunham," Artforum, October 2002.
"Experimental Film Making 2002," The Independent Film and Video, guest editor Miranda July, July/August, 2002.
Anton, Saul, "Being Karen Yasinsky," Artext, Nov. 2000 - Jan. 2001.
Hunt, David, "Anywhere But Here, Artists Space," Time Out New York, July 6, 2000.
ZOO, cd insert, Summer 2000, London.
M/E/A/N/I/N/G An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, ed., Duke University Press, 2000.
"TopTen: Anna Gaskell," Artforum, Summer, 2000.
Anton, Saul, "Just Plane Art," Time Out New York, June 11-8, 2000.
Nahas, Domenique, "Art in Review: Karen Yasinsky," Art in America, January, 2000.
Vendrame, Simona, "Manichini," Tema Celeste, December 1999.
Glueck, Grace, "Art in Review: Karen Yasinsky," The New York Times, April 30, 1999.
Long, Andrew, "Karen Yasinsky," The New Yorker, May 10, 1999.
Levin, Kim, "Choices: Short List Art, Karen Yasinsky," The Village Voice, May 11, 1999.
Harris, Susan, "Karen Yasinsky," Art in America, November 1997.
Frankel, David, "Focus: The Name of the Place," Artforum, May 1997.
Smith, Roberta, "Art in Review: Karen Yasinsky," The New York Times, September 15, 1995.
Levin, Kim, "Choices: Art, Karen Yasinsky," The Village Voice, September 26, 1995.
"Documentary," Chain #2, Spring, 1995.
M/E/A/N/I/N/G #16, Fall, 1994.
Smith, Roberta, "For the New Galleries of the 90's," The New York Times, April 22, 1994.
Awards and Residencies
2002 John Simon Guggenheim
Philip Morris Arts Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin
2000 The Ucross Foundation
Harvestworks Digital Media Center Artist-in Residence
1997 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Grant
1988 Edward Benenson Award, Duke University
2002 Lecturer, video, Yale
School of Art
1995- present Board of Directors of the Gunk Foundation, a private foundation
for public art