Jenny Yurshansky

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Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Herbarium), 2015 Steel, Mdf, Wood, Hardboard, Brass, Assorted Paper 59.5 X 70 X 22.5 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Collection), 40” x 57” x 30” 2015 Mdf, Cast Glass, Flameworked Glass, Tempered Glass © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Asylum), 2015 Slide Projector, 35mm Slide, Projection Screen 59” X 88” X 4” © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Incubation), 2015 Duratrans Print, Lightbox, Orange Electric Cord 30” X 40” X 5” © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Mausoleum), 2015 Wood, Nails, Straw, Paper, Wire, Cast Glass 31.5” X 90.5” X 12” © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Memoriam), 2015 Digitally Printed Polyester Voile, Fan, Nails 59” X 88” X 5” © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Recollection), 2015 Steel, Plexiglass, Mdf, Brass, Paper, Graphite 25” X 20” X 1.5” (Frame), 100” X 80” (Wall Text) © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Asylum), 2012 Slide Projector, 35mm Slide, Screen 44 X 77 X 197 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Anthem), 2012 Wood Frame, Glass, Paper, Offset Print, And Performance 42 X 33 X 3 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Herbarium), 2012 Handmade Book Made Of Various Paper Types Containing 62 Hand Cut Silhouettes 10 3/16 X 13 X 1 3/16 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
The Architecture of Choice , 2011 Book, Wood, Metal, Led Lights, Gold Plated Key 78 X 55 X 78 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Reflecting Back on Black , 2010 Camera Obscura, Mirror, Steel, Plexiglass, Black Plastic 122 X 157 X 196 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
A Hermetic Dilemma, 2010 Wood, Glass, Gold, Water, Brass, Motor 72" X 48" X 36" Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
By Definition, 2010 Acid Etched Mirror, Oil, Spotlight, Led Lights 84 X 24 X 3 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
A Chance Operation, 2010 Offset Prints, High Velocity Blower Fans, Wood, Laminated Paneling, Fluorescent Lights 8 X 8 X 8 Feet © Jenny Yurshansky
The Past is Now, The Present Has Yet to Arrive, 2010 Unbleached Cotton, Embroidery Floss, Mdf, Cardboard, Pine, Acrylic Paint 36 X 60 X 30 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Meditations on... , 2009 Sandblasted Mirrors, Cast Frames, Milk Glass, Wood, Fluorescent Lights, Acrylic Paint, Stenciled Wall Text Variable X Variable X Variable Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Projection (I Have a Dream), 2008 Paper, Offset Print 26.5 X 10 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Projection (Book Cover), 2008 Paper, Offset Print, Uv Coating 22 X 22 X 17 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Inseparable Castaways, 2010 Clear Plastic, Daylight Temperature Fluorescent Lamp 118 X 135 X 102 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
How Deep is Your Love , 2010 Epdm (Synthetic Rubber), Oil 21 X 21 X 1/15 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
The Pillowcase Study: A Pathology of Monsters, 2009 Mixed Media Installation With Audio Variable X Variable X Variable Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Thanks for the Memories, 2007 - Ongoing Collected Gallery Invitation Cards, Gold Ink, Envelopes, Stamps Variable X Variable X Variable Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Projection (I am so sorry.), 2008 Cardstock, Offset Print, Uv Coating, Ballpoint Pen Ink 3 X 5 Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
This is Only a Test, 2009 15 Color Transparencies, Overhead Projector Variable X Variable X Variable Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Forever Yours, 2008 Rubber Stamp, Permanent Ink Pad Variable X Variable X Variable Inches © Jenny Yurshansky
Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles and Stockholm
Works in
Los Angeles and Stockholm
mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, sculpture

Jenny Yurshansky’s practice includes a combination of sculptures, installations, and site specific interventions, which often manipulate ordinary materials into physical realities that defy phenomenal logic.  Though a conceptual approach is used to define the parameters of each project, she also employs an aesthetic sense of materiality so that a tension is established between the poetic and empiric. Yurshansky often makes use of negative space and erasure in her work in order to create a place for deductive reasoning, so that it may be possible to determine that which is known by first establishing what is not known. As a whole, her practice is engaged with an immediacy of time and space; one that is collapsed into the intangible moment of an ever-vanishing present.

Jenny Yurshansky is an American artist who was born in Rome. She received her MFA in Visual Art from UC Irvine and was a participant in the post‐graduate Critical Studies course at the Malmö Art Academy.  She is the co-founder of Persbo Studio an artist residency, sculpture park, and creative space in Sweden. In 2014 she was an Artist-in-Residence at Pitzer College Art Galleries, developing a site-specific project for a solo show in 2015.  This year she has been a Guest Artist Researcher at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.  In 2012 she was an invited Artist-in-Residence connected to the exhibition Odor Water Limo in northern Norway. In 2010 Yurshansky was the first international artist awarded the Maria Bonnier Stipend from Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, the prize was awarded along with an exhibition. In 2010 she was invited for a residency and solo exhibition at Galleri Rostrum in Malmö and workspace in Los Angeles. Yurshansky has also participated in group shows at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach Art Museum, MAK Center, and LAXART, the Torrance Art Museum, the Armory Center for the Arts, the 7th Istanbul Biennial, the Hammer Museum, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, and the Toyota Museum.  She is the recipient of numerous artist and curatorial grants.