Catherine Yass

Photographer, Catherine Yass, overlays photograph negatives and positives to achieve the evocative color-saturated images in her prints and short films. Displaying the photographs in lightboxes adds to the luminous, otherworldly quality of her landscapes. Despite the intensity of color, Yass’s images exude a coldness that helps shape the artist’s commentaries on the vanity and folly behind certain man-made structures. Yass received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, London.

Selected Exhibitions

Cadences: Flight 2002, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

Catherine Yass: Lighthouse, Galerie Lelong, NY  Catherine Yass: Lighthouse, Alison Jacques Gallery, UK

Catherine Yass, De La Warr Pavilion, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

The China Series, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands  Descent, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri  Afloat, Galeria Estiarte, Madrid


Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Arts Council of England, UK
Biblioteca Albertina, Leipzig, Germany 
The British Council Collection, London, UK 
Delfina Entrecanales, London, UK 
Deutsche Bank Collection, UK 
Dundee City Council, Dundee, Scotland 
Government Art Collection, London, UK 
Jewish Community Centre, London, UK
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK 
The Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA 
The National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection, Washington DC 
National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, UK 
New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK 
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC 
Public Art Development Trust, London, UK 
Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia 
Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa, UK 
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 
Scotland Tate Collection, London, UK