In site-specific exhibitions, public art commissions, collaborative projects, drawings, sculptures and prints, Jo Yarrington uses varied combinations of glass, waxed surfaces, discovered objects and experimental analog photography to investigate the way we perceive the interplay between objects and images. Her mostly interdisciplinary work is focused on the liminal in dualities - science and art, chance and the found, language and meaning. Random experiences click in to place, form a narrative, reveal a truth.
Choice, 2022, altered Sheela Na Gig hanging statue, worn library copy of "Pride and Prejudice", 14" x 6"
Jo Yarrington is an artist, educator and curator. She has been in over 250 solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, Iceland, Greece, China and Korea. She has been a recipient of grants and fellowships from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, SIMS Residency/ Iceland, Cill Rialaig Artists Residency/Ireland, the Museum of Glass Artist Residency, Ucross Artist Residency, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Museum of American Glass Artist Residency, the American Scandinavian Foundation and Moulin a Nef/France, among others. She represented the United States at the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates. Yarrington currently lives and works in New York City and is a Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University.