Karen Yurkovich’s artistic practice centers on nature and its relationship to culture. Through community-engaged projects, painting, and multi-media installation, she elaborates themes such as GMOs, classical still life painting of the 16th century, the use of plants in medicine and culinary practices, and issues of biodiversity, to deepen our connection to nature and reconsider our ecological impact. Her work has been widely exhibited and includes projects with institutions such as the Beaty Museum for Biodiversity in Vancouver, Canada, and Archeologia Arborea, a biodiversity foundation in Italy. Yurkovich was inaugural director of and professor in the MFA Studio Arts program at SACI, Florence, 2013-16, and continues to teach at Emily Carr University and La Salle College in Vancouver.

Her 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.

Karen Yurkovich’s CV

Karen Yurkovich The BC Moment

The BC Moment  2013
Oil on canvas  48″ x 40″
$7,300.00

 

Karen Yurkovic Elements

Elements  2013
Oil on canvas  48″ x 50″
$9,500.00

 

Karen Yurkovich Not Yet Weeping

Not Yet Weeping  2014
Oil on canvas  50″ x 48″
$9,500.00

 

Karen Yurkovich PC2

PC 2  2006
Oil on canvas  20″ x 20″
SOLD

 

Karen Yurkovich PC4

PC 4  2006
Oil on canvas  20″ x 20″
SOLD

 

Karen Yurkovich PC6

PC 6  2006
Oil on canvas  20″ x 20″
SOLD

 

Karen Yurkovich PC7

PC 7 2006
Oil on canvas  20″ x 20″
SOLD

 

Karen Yurkovich PC8

PC 8  2006
Oil on canvas  20″ x 20″
SOLD

 

Karen Yurkovich PC10

PC 10  2006
Oil on canvas  20″ x 20″
SOLD

 

Karen Yurkovich Slots 2

Slot 2  2015
Oil on linen  47.5″ x 31.5″
$5,200.00

 

Karen Yurkovich Slots 1

Slot 1  2015
Oil on linen  36″ x 10″
$2,800.00