Yulia Pinkusevich is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in Kharkov, Ukraine. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Stanford University and Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, graduating both universities with highest honors. Yulia has exhibited nationally and internationally including site-specific projects executed in Paris, France and Buenos Aires, Argentina, her work is represented by Kent Fine Art in New York.

Pinkusevich has been awarded residency grants from Autodesk Pier 9, Facebook HQ, Recology (San Francisco Dump), Cite des Arts International (Paris), Headlands Center for the Arts, Redux in Charleston, South Carolina, Goldwell Open Air Museum Las Vegas and The Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos. She was also the recipient of The San Francisco Foundations 2011 Phelan, Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts as well as Stanford University SiCA’s Spark and ASSU Grants. Yulia’s work has been widely written about in various print publications, including The Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, The Columbian (Vancouver), Oman Tribune and the Gulf Times (Quatar). Other magazines include Ltd Arts, Dwell and Adbusters. Prominent online media includes KQED, Rhizome and Square Cylinder. Yulia has lectured at Stanford University and is currently Assistant Professor at Mills College. She lives and works in Oakland, California.

Artist Statement Excerpt: Each person alive today has a profound and deep relationship to architecture, even if they are not consciously aware of it. Architectural theory throughout time has had a compelling influence on human actions, paths, and thoughts. I would argue that architecture itself is a physical map of our human psyche. My work explores the psychology of space, by creating large-scale drawings and installations, which ask if the structures of humanity manifest through the things we build, then what does destruction of humanity manifest as?


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