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Lisa Yuskavage, Merlot, 2017

Merlot, 2017

Intaglio with chine-collé
on Revere Ivory Suede paper
16 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. (40.96 x 35.24 cm)
Edition of 14

About this Edition

Lisa Yuskavage has been collaborating with master printers at ULAE since 2001.

Her eye for color and inventive techniques have pushed the boundaries of contemporary printmaking as she continues to challenge the studio and explore imagery in a myriad of technical processes. Yuskavage describes printmaking as "the perfect medium" to experiment with material, and she finds inspiration in looking at other artists' prints and their progressive states as she constantly questions and considers every component of the print.

Merlot is an intaglio with chine-collé that was started in the summer of 2017 alongside Art Students and Bonfire. Each work went through dozens of states in the process to achieve the final result, which includes Yuskavage's signature "atmospheric layer" of color that was created by custom toning the Japanese Gampi paper before printing onto its surface.

About the Artist

B. 1962 Lisa Yuskavage received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1984 and her MFA from Yale University in 1986. Ten years later she was awarded the prestigious Tiffany Foundation Grant. Exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (2000) with accompanying catalogue; the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2006); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2002); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2001). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions around the world; including 2000 Whitney Biennial, Greater New York at P.S. 1/MoMA, 46th Biennial at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Saatchi Gallery, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Royal Hibernian Academy for Dublin Contemporary (2011).

The permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Whitney Museum of American Art, have all acquired Lisa’s ULAE publications.

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