My artistic work explores societies and human patterns in its transient states. My background itself is rooted in change. Born and raised in the USSR, my understanding of rules, social status and human abilities were redefined when I moved to New York City. I quickly learned to adapt and observe things carefully and move fluidly throughout my surroundings. Due to my personal history, I posses an amalgam of opposing belief systems, in which I constantly struggle to find refuge. Perhaps, this is why I have thus far traveled to over a dozen countries. From my observations I have witnessed an increasing amount of globalization and homogeneity around the world and through this I have developed a strong interest in examining patterns of humanity and urban development. For this reason I share my observations and convictions through visual art.
My work functions as a meditation on our unacquainted society. Focusing on the ever-growing enslavement of the individual within certain social structures. That is, I have witnessed the entrapment of the free mind and the overall lack of acknowledgment of this engulfing phenomenon. I explore this phenomenon in my work through the aesthetics of globalization, urbanism and the underlying structures of the architectural form. The work focuses on form, light and space through the use of line, repetition, contrast and perspective.
Artist Bio / CV
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.
She 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.