Yardena Donig Youner

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

  • dena914@optonline.net

Artist Statement

Yardena Doing Youner received her MA at NYU/ICP graduate program.  She is a photo-artist who taught photography at NYU and is a visiting artist for the Westchester Arts Council. Recieved a grant from Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain.   Her pieces deal with autobiographical/political issues of war, destruction, and dream of peace.  Her work is mixed media constructed images and installations.   1997 received the Heathcote Award from the Westchester Arts Council.  Her work is exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Israel.  Her works are in corporate and private collections.     Selected exhibits: Ã?¢ï¿½ï¿½The Oval PictureÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½, a memorial triptych to her maternal grandmother, who was exterminated in Riga, WWII, 1942.  It is part of the collection of the Yad Vashem Museum, Israel.   Ã?¢ï¿½ï¿½Dry BonesÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½, an installation about destruction and resurrection.   Ã?¢ï¿½ï¿½It is Not my WarÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½, explores the impact of war in former Yugoslavia.   Ã?¢ï¿½ï¿½UltrasoundÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½, traces seven generations of women in the family.   Ã?¢ï¿½ï¿½Class ReunionÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½, is an installation following the artistÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½s classmates from kindergarten to middle age.   Ã?¢ï¿½ï¿½A Letter to DebbieÃ?¢ï¿½ï¿½, is an exhibit of computer generated Iris Prints.  It tackles Holocaust issues, through the experience of Lieutenant Gaynes in 1945.  The installation was exhibited in Irvington, NY, and continues to travel for the fourth year in Europe.

Educational Background