Size: 22" x 17"
Yampolsky, whose nationality is Mexican, received her Bachelor of Arts in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and Escuela de Pintura y Escultura, Mexico City. Before becoming a photographer, she worked as an engraver in the Taller de Gráfica Popular (T.G.P.), the Workshop of Popular Graphic Art, formed in Mexico by artists dedicated to the production and promotion of art for the masses. Yampolsky also curated exhibitions of the T.G.P.'s works shown throughout Mexico, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Mariana Yampolsky, Sin Fronteras Gallery, Austin, Texas, 1991; Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico, 1989; La Mujer Mazahua, Museo de Arte Moderno, Centro Cultural Mexiquense, Toluca, Mexico, 1988; Eternal Mexico: Photographs by Mariana Yampolsky, Queens College, New York, 1988;
, Chopo Museum, UNAM, Mexico City, 1986; Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986; The Photographer's Gallery, London, 1985; Galeria Cannon, Milan, Italy, 1983; Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 1980; and University of Manchester, England, 1979.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Festival of Photography, Arles, France, 1991; Women in Mexico, National Academy of Design, New York, Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, and Museo de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1990-'91; What's New; Mexico City, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1990; Between Worlds; Contemporary Mexican Photography, Impressions Gallery, York, England; Camden Arts Centre, London, England; and International Center for Photography, New York, 1990; Nature, Lithuania, 1990; Mujeres por Mujeres, Instituto Cultural Mexicano, San Antonio, Texas, 1989; Polo Donna, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Palazzo dei Diamante and Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Palasso Massari, Ferrara, Italy, 1989; Images of Mexico, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; Vienna, Austria; and Dallas, Texas, 1988; and 10 Mexican Photographers, New Delhi, India and China.