Karen Yasinksy

Lecturer, Film and Media Studies
Visual arts, animation, photography
Email: yasinsky@earthlink.net

Karen Yasinsky is an artist working primarily with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art, NY, UCLA Hammer Museum, L.A. and Kunst Werke, Berlin. Her animations have been screened worldwide at various venues and film festivals including Museum of Modern Art, the New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant Garde and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and the American Academy in Rome. She teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Film/Media Studies and MICA. 

Karen Yasinsky in the News

Maryland Morning Screen Test film series presents Karen Yasinsky
Karen Yasinsky turned to filmmaking to surmount the limitations of painting, and the illustrated and stop-motion animations she’s created over the last decade are transfixing. They’re often set in nature, but they never feel quite natural. They center on characters who can convey with just the slightest gesture how difficult it is to truly connect with another person. “We are defined by our relationships,” Yasinsky says, “but we’re always alone.”

Maryland Morning arts and culture ace Tom Hall talked with Karen Yasinsky about her work in front of a live audience, and then screened a selection of clips from her films. Their conversation aired on Maryland Morning, Friday, January 27, 2012

Film & Media Studies Faculty Karen Yasinsky Awarded 2010-2011 Rome Prize from the American Academy

Film & Media Studies Faculty Matt Porterfield & Karen Yasinsky named 2010 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists

Film & Media Studies Lecturer wins Baker Artist Award

Art as Active Agent: An Interview with artist and educator Karen Yasinsky

by Carlos Valdes-Lora, Class of 2010

Visual arts, animation, and photography faculty member Karen Yasinsky has enough awards and recognitions to her name for two fireplace mantels, if not more. Just recently, she was awarded the 2010 Baker Artist grant as well as the 2010-11 Rome Prize fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Karen is also a finalist in the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Competition. While winners will receive a sizeable fellowship, all finalists are featured in an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. [MORE]