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Lisa Yuskavage at Boston University

  • Fuller building, Room 303, 3rd Floor 808 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA (map)

Hosted by the graduate programs in Painting and Sculpture at Boston University, the MFA Lecture series brings practicing artists to campus to present their work. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Room 303, 3rd Floor
808 Building

Since the early 1990s, Lisa Yuskavage’s paintings have interrogated the potential of the female nude, in part sparking the recent re-engagement with the figure in contemporary painting. Her canvases cast painstakingly rendered yet exaggerated female figures—and more recently, men—within atmospheric landscapes charged with color. Her work mines the contradictions that historically define representations of women in painting, producing a complex play between alienation and affection, vulgarity and earnestness, visual pleasure and psychological revulsion. Her work has been the subject of exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, the Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, among many others.