Lecture Time: Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m.
Lecture Location: Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
Yevgeniya Baras is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Yevgeniya has a BA and MS from the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). In addition to being a speaker in the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Baras will serve as this year’s juror of the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.
Yevgeniya has exhibited her work in several New York City galleries and internationally. She is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (NY) and Landing Gallery (Los Angeles). Yevgeniya was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant and the Chinati Foundation Residency in 2018 and Yaddo Residency in 2017. She received the Artadia Prize, and was selected for the MacDowell Colony residency, and was selected for the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2015. In 2014 she was named the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Emerging Artist Prize. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ArtForum, and Art in America. Yevgeniya’s next solo exhibitions are at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (NY) in April 2019 and at Reyes Projects (Detroit) in September 2019.
Yevgeniya co-founded and co-curated Regina Rex Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side (2010–2018). She has curated and co-curated over twenty exhibitions at Regina Rex and other galleries in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Yevgeniya has been teaching painting, drawing, and art history for the past ten years to college students. She is currently teaching at Rhode Island School of Design and Sarah Lawrence College.