Marc Yankus Resume
Marc Yankus’ fine art and publishing experience span a period of more than forty years. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Exit Art, New York City; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and ClampArt, New York City. Yankus’ artwork has graced the covers of books by Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth, and Alan Hollinghurst, among many others. His images have also been used for theatrical posters for such acclaimed Broadway shows as “Jane Eyre”; August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; and John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Doubt.” Additionally, Yankus’ photographs have appeared both on the covers and inside the pages of numerous publications ranging from The Atlantic Monthly to Photo District News.
Marc Yankus’s newest dreamlike portraits of New York City buildings straddle a fine line between documentary and fiction. In this series he captures the city’s architecture in an uncanny moment of stillness, free from the frenzy of people and cars.
In Marc Yankus’s series “The Secret Lives of Buildings,” the sense of quietude lends elegance to New York City structures, both majestic and humble. Yankus inspires viewers to see historical buildings with a fresh perspective, offering an idealized and even utopian version of the past.
In this series Marc Yankus’s photographs of New York City display a precise, hyper-real quality with a soft palette and texture, giving the images a historical feel.
Marc Yankus was initially a painter and collage artist before incorporating his own photographs into his artwork. His photographs create a metaphor for his interest in both the old and new, in addition to figuration and landscape, resulting in a mood that reflects the artist’s personal past and present.
Marc Yankus is an American artist, whose portraits blur the lines between reality and imagination featuring ordinary people, which he transforms into dreamlike and surreal images.
CLAMP is pleased to announce “New York Unseen”—an exhibition of photographs by Marc Yankus. This is the artist’s sixth solo show at the gallery.
CLAMP is pleased to announce the opening of “The Secret Lives of Buildings,” Marc Yankus’s fifth solo show at the gallery, and the inaugural exhibition in our new space in Manhattan.
CLAMP is pleased to announce the opening of “The Space Between,” Marc Yankus’ fourth exhibition of photographs at the gallery.
CLAMP is pleased to announce the opening of “Call It Sleep,” an exhibition of new works by photographer, Marc Yankus – his third solo show at the gallery.
CLAMP is pleased to announce the opening of “The Point of Secret,” Marc Yankus’s second exhibition of photographs at the gallery.
CLAMP is pleased to announce “Time & Again,” an exhibition of photographs by artist Marc Yankus.