Yvonne Puffer lives and works in New York. Puffer’s work- drawings, woodblock reliefs and wall drawings- presents us with images of disquieting familiarity: domestic interiors, children playing, landscapes. The images are perceived distantly, sequestered from the viewer’s apprehension and each other. The isolated characters evoke memories of loss, but perhaps what they evoke most strongly is memory itself.
1982 BFA – State University at Stony Brook
Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2007
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
Galerie Elizabeth Valleix, Paris, 1999
Margarete Roeder Gallery New York, NY, 1999
Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1999
Alysia Duckler Gallery Portland, OR, 1997
Margarete Roeder Gallery New York, NY, 1996
Galerie Elizabeth Valleix, Paris, 1995
Selected Group Exhibitions
Ucross Collection Nicolayson Art Museum, Casper, WY, Ucross Art Gallery, Clearmont, WY, 2010-2011
SELF-ISH Gallery 128 Rivington New York, NY, 2004
Drawings Margarete Roeder Gallery New York, NY, 2003
Ameri©an Dre@m Ronald Feldman Gallery New York, NY, 2003
A.I.R. Generations III AIR Gallery New York, NY, 2002
Art at Michael’s Michael’s Santa Monica, CA, 2001
B.A.B.Y. Hand Workshop Art Center Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts Virginia Beach, VA, 1996-1997
Kuntskabinet Center on Contemporary Art Seattle, WA, 1995
Domestic Bliss Margarete Roeder Gallery New York, NY, 1995
The Riddle of the Sphinx Islip Art Museum Islip, NY, 1994
Ameri©an Dre@m, (Catalog: 2003) Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
“Ameri©an Dre@m : A Survey” (Review: Parachute, July-September 2003), Lori Waxman.
Family Mini-Series, (Publication: 1999) Published by D.A.P. with interview by Katy Siegel.
“Puffer’s Works Beg for Interpretation” (Review: The Seattle Times, 7.22.1999) Robin Updike.
B.A.B.Y. (Catalog: 1995), Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, essay by Jan Riley & Paula Owen.
“Life’s Riddles and the Clarity of Cameras” (Review: NY Times, 11.13.1994) Helen A. Harrison.
Manual: Art in General 1992 and 1993, (Publication: 1993) essay by Sally Etta Sheinfeld.
Jentel Arts Residency, 2012
Ucross Foundation Residency, 2004
Virginia Center for Creative Arts Residency, 2003
Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, 2002
Pollock Krasner Grant, 2002