curriculum vitae




Cell: (617) 435-8477

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia

2006 M.F.A. Media Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA
2001 B.A. Studio Art, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, USA
1996 Diploma, St. Petersburg Fine Art Lyceé, St. Petersburg, Russia

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Howard Yezerski Gallery. Yana Payusova: Revolutions. Boston, MA
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts. Yana Payusova: Revolutions. El Paso, TX
Miller Yezerski Gallery. Dinner for Thirty Souls. Boston, MA
Foster Gallery. A Walk Around the Bloc. Worcester, MA
Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University. Painted Narrative. Providence, RI
Howard Yezerski Gallery. Kunstkamera. Boston, MA
Howard Yezerski Gallery. When My Neighbor Told Me I Would Die. Boston, MA
University of Colorado Art Museum. Effusion. MFA Thesis Exhibition. Boulder, CO
Mimi Ferzt Gallery. Yana Payusova: Emerging Artists Series. New York, NY

Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona. Tale of Two Heads. Tucson, AZ
Lycoming College Art Gallery. Two-Headed Tales. Williamsport, PA (with Joseph Farbrook)
Synapse Gallery and Center for Photography. Martyrs, Saints and Liars. Benton Harbor, MI (with Sama Alshaibi)

Northern Clay Center. Horror Vacui: Across the Margins. Minneapolis, MN (Upcoming)

Tucson Museum of Art. Arizona Biennial 2018, Tucson, AZ
Currents: International New Media Festival 2018, Santa Fe, NM
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 29th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Boston, MA
Sculpture Tucson, Tucson, AZ
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Gallery Verde, Narrative Offerings, San Angelo, TX

The Lincoln Center. 2017 Annual Contemporary Art Survey. Fort Collins, CO
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Faculty Exhibition, Tucson, AZ
Helikon Gallery and Studios. Peopled Places. Denver, CO
Finn's Gallery. A Tile and a Vessel. Silver City, NM

Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 26th Annual Benefit Art Auction. Boston, MA
Lexington Art Society. 9th Biannual State of Clay. Lexington, MA (catalogue)
Piano Factory Gallery. All Fired Up. Boston, MA

Andenne Cultural Center. Biennale de la Ceramique: Exposition de Ceramique Contemporaine. Andenne, Belgium
Limner Gallery. Strange Figurations. Hudson, NY
Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State University. Faculty Invites. Alamosa, CO
Helikon Gallery and Studios. Muses of Mount Helikon II. Denver, CO
Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction. Boston, MA

Gates Gallery, Denver Public Library. Arise! Denver, CO
Affinity Gallery. Put a Wedge In It. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. Memory Theater. Rochester, NY
Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction. Boston, MA
Helikon Gallery. Muses of Mount Helikon. Denver, CO
Reportage Photography Festival. Cruel and Unusual. Sydney, Australia
Sirius Arts Centre. Cruel and Unusual. Cobh, Ireland
Art Southampton 2013, Southampton, NY
The Palace Plaza Castle. ARTcetera 2013. Boston, MA

McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space. Mad About Art + Design. New York, NY
Art Southampton 2012, Southampton, NY
Norderlicht Gallery. Cruel and Unusual. Groningen, The Netherlands (catalogue)
Melkweg Gallery. Cruel and Unusual. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 23nd Annual Benefit Art Auction. Boston, MA

The Palace Plaza Castle. ARTcetera 2011. Boston, MA
Pimilco Academy. Capture Cure. London, UK
Aurora Gallery. My Subject/My Self. Worcester, MA
Aurora Gallery. ARTSWorcester’ s Biennial 2011. Worcester, MA (Best in Category: Painting)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction. Boston, MA

Galerie Caprice Horn. Fuck Ups, Fables and Fiascos. Berlin, Germany
Attleboro Art Museum. Seeing Double. Attleboro, MA (Juror's Award)

London International Creative Competition. London, UK , Shortlist
Arab Youth Festival. Turning Our Tongues project: 6+ and 18 young women from Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Rome, Italy
Incheon Women Artists' Biennale. Tuning. Incheon, South Korea (curated by Heng-Gil Han)
Kathryn Schultz Gallery. NEPS Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA (Juried by William Stover, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Aurora Gallery. ARTSWorcester Biennial 2009. Worcester, MA (Juried by William Rudolph, Curator, Worcester Art Museum)

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. The 2008 DeCordova Annual Exhibition. Lincoln, MA (catalogue)
Bronx Museum. A Day of Collaborative Performance (performance with the 6+ collective).  New York, NY
Hanover Center for the Performing Arts. Scratching the Surface. Worcester, MA
Glass Curtain Gallery. Secrets. Chicago, IL (catalogue)

The Dairy Center for the Arts. Secrets. Boulder, CO
The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels: Archaic Processes to Alternative Realities. Williamsburg, NY
Nobel Women's Initiative's First International Women's Conference: Women Redefining Peace in the Middle East & Beyond. Journey. Galway, Ireland
Aurora Gallery. A Cool Breeze. Worcester, MA
Howard Yezerski Gallery. Art Chicago. Chicago, IL

Worcester Artist Group Juried Show. Worcester, MA (juror Nato Thompson, MASS MoCA)
The Khalil Sakakini Center. Secrets. Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
Al Hoash Contemporary Art Gallery. Secrets. Jerusalem, Israel
Al-Kahf Gallery at the International Center of Bethlehem. Secrets. Bethlehem, Palestine
Museo Universitario, Universidad de Antioquia. Cultural Signs 2., Medellin, Colombia
Center for the Living Arts. Transformations – Photography of the 21st Century. Mobile, AL
Escuela Nacional de Atres Plasticas. Visualizations Without Borders. Mexico City, Mexico

Yana Payusova's Imperfect, Everyday, Confident Women, review by Greg Cook, Wonderland, April 6, 2019
The Ticket: What is Happening in the Local Arts World, review by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, March 24, 2019
Cover Focus Plus, article by Shruti Jain. The Ideal Home and Garden - India, December 2018 Issue
A Burst of Contemporary Ceramics Heading into the Weekend, review by Bill Rodgers, CFile, May 12, 2017
Agrarian Labors with Biblical Passion at Miller Yezerski, review by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, June 2014
Time Magazine LightBox, July 2013
Yana Payusova: Russian Folk Comics, Juxtapoz, March 9, 2013
International Journal for Court Administration, Issue #7, December, 2011 (cover)
Behind the Iron Curtain, review by Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly, June 9, 2011
Celebrating local artists at ARTSWorcester, article by Nancy Sheehan, Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA), March 17, 20011
Yana Payusova and Joseph Farbrook at Lycoming College, article be Matthew Parrish,
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 7, 2010
Top Ten Art Shows of the Year, article by Matthew Parrish, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 26, 2010
Wall-to-Wall Abstraction, article by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, September 22, 2010
Falling Through the Cracks, Teenage Identity in the Midst of Chaos, Publio Magazine, Issue #4, May 2009
Russian Youth, Prisons & the Icon: An Interview With Yana Payusova, interview by Pete Brook, Prison Photography, April 30, 2009
From Russia With Talent, article by Emma Brown, The Boston Globe, July 6, 2008
The View From Here, article by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, May 23, 2008
Flash Without Fire, article by Greg Cook, The Boston Phoenix, May 13, 2008
Expect the Unexpected at Annual DeCordova Show, article by Chris Bergeron, The Daily News Tribune, May 18, 2008
Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Catalog Essay, The DeCordova Annual, DeCordova Museum, May,
Hanover Rings With Art and Laughter; article by Nancy Sheehan, Telegram & Gazette
(Worcester, MA), March 14, 2008
Naughty By Nature, article by Randi Hopkins, The Boston Phoenix, March 10, 2008

2018 University of Texas, El Paso, TX (Artist Lecture)
2018 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (Artist Lecture)
2015 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO (Visiting Artist)
2013 Panelist. Photoville. Brooklyn, NYC
2012 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO (Workshop/Lecture)
2011 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ (Lecture)
2010 Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA (Visiting Artist/Lecture)
2006 Denver University, Denver, CO (Lecture)
2006 University of Colorado, Denver, CO (Lecture)
2004 Columbia University, National Graduate Seminar, The Photography Institute, New
York, NY (Artist Talk)

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
The Photography Institute Archive at The Getty Research Institute, The Getty Museum, Los
Angeles, USA
Special Collections, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Lake Forest Public Library, Lake Forest, IL
Various Private Collections