Lisa Yuskavage

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Yuskavage. On view at 24 Grafton Street in London, this is the artist's first exhibition since the major survey of her work at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts in 2015, which traveled to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. 


Widely associated with a re-emergence of the figurative in contemporary painting, Yuskavage has developed her own genre of portraiture in which lavish, erotic, angelic and at times grotesque characters are cast within fantastical landscapes or domestic spaces. Seamlessly blending contemporary cultural imagery and classical pictorial language, Yuskavage marshals color as a conduit for complex psychological constructs.


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24 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EZ



Lisa Yuskavage photographed by Stephanie Diani in her studio in Brooklyn, New York for The Wall Street Journal in 2015.


Read the profile by Kelly Crow and additional selected press on the artist.

The Artist Project is an online video series in which artists respond to the encyclopedic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lisa Yuskavage participated in the project in 2015, discussing Édouard Vuillard's The Green Interior.

Published to coincide with the solo exhibition at The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University in Massachusetts (2015) and at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2016), this monograph highlights more than two decades of Lisa Yuskavage’s paintings. With contributions by Christopher Bedford, Suzanne Hudson, Catherine Lord, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Katy Siegel, who interviews the artist, The Brood presents an in-depth overview of Yuskavage's work. Published by Skira/Rizzoli.