Bio

Kennedy Yanko (b. 1988, St. Louis, MO) is an artist whose practice explores the primacy of the senses as a means to gain knowledge about the world and to achieve self-awareness. A dedicated practitioner of qi gong and yoga, Yanko often incorporates the movement of her body to create works—in some instances immersing her limbs or whole body under a rubber sheet onto which she tosses paint and “dancing” in a way that unpredictably alters the paint’s natural dispersal. Most recently, her three dimensional sculptural paintings have served as the basis for immersive environments in physical space and in virtual reality. 

Bio

Kennedy Yanko (b. 1988, St. Louis, MO) is an artist whose practice explores the primacy of the senses as a means to gain knowledge and disrupt preexisting associations. Yanko grounds herself in a physical practice, one based on her own bodily experience. She says, "I've always understood life through movement and my senses; I have to create something physically first in order to truly understand it intellectually." Yanko’s three-dimensional sculptural paintings represent this process, emulating the immersive, nuanced passage that she undergoes: the external physical space that her work demands brings the viewer into a highly suggestive inward world of perception.