Paintings by Phyllis Yes LC'63
September 5 - October 13, 2013
Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Gallery Reception and Artist's Talk Saturday, October 5, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Phyllis Yes is a 1963 graduate and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Luther College. In 1978 she earned her doctorate at the University of Oregon and is currently full professor of art and acting chair of the Art Department at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she has also served as Dean of Humanities.
Her artistic media range from painted canvas to video tape, furniture, clothing and jewelry. Throughout her career she has been a champion for women’s equality, and in the 1970’s her lace-covered Porsche received widespread recognition and helped place her firmly within the genre of feminist art. Her work has been featured on Public Broadcasting TV, ASAHI National Network in Japan, ABC's Faces and Places, KGW-TV's PM Magazine, and numerous national and international publications including The Wall Street Journal, Glamour magazine, L.A. Times, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Oregonian, International Art Review, Santa Fe New Mexican, and others.
Dr. Yes has traveled to Bali and New Guinea on a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to study gender related art forms. She has received numerous awards, among them the Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, Oregon State University Foundation Grants, and a Barbara Deming Foundation Grant. She has won many national competitions and is listed in the World's Who's Who of Women, in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in the West. Collections include: Microsoft Fine Arts Collection, Seattle; Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, Levi-Strauss, San Francisco, National Pectin Company, Chicago; Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Company, Minneapolis, Portland Art Museum, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, and Portland State University, Portland.
Dr. Yes has had more than one hundred twenty-five exhibitions including the Nishiazabu Asacloth, Tokyo, Japan; Northwest Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in New York City; First Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut; Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle; Herron School of Art in Indianapolis; Tweed Museum, Plainfield, New Jersey; Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco; and the Boca Raton Center for the Arts, Boca Raton, Florida.
For additional information, please visit Phyllis Yes' personal website.