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Irys Schenker
updated: 06/29/2013
website: www.irysschenker.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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La Marseillaise (Losing My Head)
For the Love of Claude
Spitting Image
Spitting Image DETAIL
Hamam
She Knew
My Name is Yellow
Castle Swirl
Moons
She Rubbed Petals in Her Eyes
The Escape
I Love Pain
Kafka's Move
Turning the Stars
The Girls
 
Portfolio Keywords:  pattern, autobiographical, craft, gender/sexuality, collage, memory, conceptual, documentary, feminist, psychological
 
 
La Marseillaise (Losing My Head) by Irys Schenker
La Marseillaise (Losing My Head)
Acrylic paint, colored pencil, thread, cut paper on paper
2013
50" x  38" 
For the Love of Claude by Irys Schenker
For the Love of Claude
Colored pencil on paper
2011
23 " x  30 " 
Spitting Image by Irys Schenker
Spitting Image
Leaves, acrylic paint, cardboard, paper
2011
40 " x  60 "  x 1/2 " 
Spitting Image DETAIL by Irys Schenker
Spitting Image DETAIL
Leaves, cardboard, acrylic paint, paper
2011
48" x  60"  x 1/2" 
Hamam by Irys Schenker
Hamam
Colored pencil, cut paper on paper
2011
23" x  30" 
She Knew by Irys Schenker
She Knew
colored pencil, collage on paper
2009
23" x  30" 
My Name is Yellow by Irys Schenker
My Name is Yellow
colored pencil, cardboard, collage on paper
2010
20 " x  26 " 
Castle Swirl by Irys Schenker
Castle Swirl
Colored pencil shavings on paper
2012
24" x  24" 
Moons by Irys Schenker
Moons
Colored pencil shavings, acrylic, collage on paper
2012
24" " x  21"" 
She Rubbed Petals in Her Eyes by Irys Schenker
She Rubbed Petals in Her Eyes
Colored pencil, acrylic, cardboard, cut paper on paper
2012
76" x  36" 
The Escape by Irys Schenker
The Escape
Acrylic paint, colored pencil, beads, collage on paper
2012
24" " x  21"" 
I Love Pain by Irys Schenker
I Love Pain
Cherry juice on paper
2012
21"" x  50"" 
Kafka's Move by Irys Schenker
Kafka's Move
Colored pencil, pastel, thread, cut paper on paper
2012
27"" x  42"" 
Turning the Stars by Irys Schenker
Turning the Stars
Colored pencil, ink, cut paper on paper
2012
38"" x  50"" 
The Girls by Irys Schenker
The Girls
Colored pencil, collage, beads on paper
2012
38"" x  50"" 

Artist Statement

My work employs humor and melancholy in equal measure and often presents enigmatic relationships. 

My inspiration comes from, classic literature, my own personal history and stories about women and girls.

I am a mostly self-taught artist who holds an MFA. I am interested in exploring my own idiosyncratic style and celebrating that of other artists. 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
Irys Schenker received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. This same year, she showed at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art in the UK and at Kappatos Gallery in Athens, Greece. Other noted exhibitions have been at White Columns in NYC, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Snug Harbor and E31 Gallery in Athens, Greece.  Irys was chosen for the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2008 with the accompanying exhibition, How Soon is Now. Her most recent exhibition was in Centaurs and Satyrs at Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea (NYC).