Yossifor was trained at UC Irvine, California, at the height of the cultural war debates. Her work then was a series of sociopolitical portraits that were etched in great detail onto monochromatic fields. These portraits were buried in single color fields, in shades of red, white, and black. They only…

LIAT YOSSIFOR

Liat Yossifor’s paintings quietly demand a leap of faith from the viewer. It seems only reasonable to agree to this given the commitment she has made to these concentrated “alla Prima” performances. Standing in front of her large, deceptively monochrome paintings then we have a choice…to look with only our…

(b. 1974, Israel)
Received her BA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and her MFA from UC Irvine in 2002.
Her work has been the subject of various solo exhibitions including Liat Yossifor, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (2018); A Body of Water, Patron Gallery, Chicago, IL…

Liat Yossifor,The Americans, 2013, 22 by 20 inches, oil on linen, courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany

Alla Prima: Painters in Dialogu​​e

Interview with Liat Yossifor by Erin

I was introduced to Los Angeles-based artist Liat Yossifor and her work at the same time, by a mutual artist friend at an exhibition on abstract painting in 2016, and couldn’t help but wonder how I had remained unaware of her work for so long prior to that. The dense…

Liat Yossifor’s new paintings pulsate to the beat of examined life. Below the Eye, the title of the recent series, alludes to the physical eye, the mind’s eye, and the way these paintings pull the viewer below the perceptual, the rational, or the given, into a creaturely realm where seeing…

In a year of no touching, Liat Yossifor’s solo show of recent work at Patron provides a welcome balm, full of paintings as tactile as those of early childhood. Letters Apart features a dozen small framed oils on paper, made as part of a daily practice, and one large canvas…

Liat Yossifor

Liat Yossifor is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her paintings are grounded in the artist’s movement.

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