About Lisa Yuskavage
Lisa Yuskavage is known for the thin-armed, big-breasted, wide-hipped women in her paintings who are both childlike and sexually brazen, painted in a palette of mostly pastel colors. Flourishing in lush, magical landscapes underneath dramatic skies, Yuskavage’s languid figures seem filled with desire for themselves. The inclusion of an occasional onlooker in the background adds an additional element of transgression to the narrative and incorporates voyeurism into the paintings themselves, such as in her 2011 work Lauren with a Traveller.
American, b. 1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York