The Wee Outliers, State 4

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

Group Shows on Artsy

Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair, Universal Limited Art Editions
Universal Limited Art Editions at IFPDA Print Fair 2012, Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore