Karen Yurkovich is a Canadian artist working between Vancouver and Florence, Italy. She centers her practice on nature and its reflection in the thoughts and concepts within society and culture. Her multi-media work explores varied themes such as native and immigrant plants, bonsai, still life genre painting of the 16th century, GMOs, the use of plants in medicine and culinary practices, issues of biodiversity, and the symbolic role of plants within different cultures. These themes are approached through a play of both visual and textual narratives.
She defined and implemented the MFA in Studio Art at Studio Art Centers International, Florence, as well as directing and teaching in the program from 2013-16 and continues to teach at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.
Yurkovich’s work can be found in both private and public collections including the Bill Gates Foundation, Unicredit Bank, Italy, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Cy and Lissa Wagner Collection, Texas.
Studio D’arte Raffaeilli
Linda Hodges Gallery
Bugera Matheson Gallery
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