Jo Yarrington is an interdisciplinary artist, working in printmaking, photography, installation, collecting, archival documentation and durational performance. Her work deals with themes related to the collective unconscious; using material explorations to reveal patterns and rituals hidden in the everyday. Within much of her work, time acts as medium and records become artifacts. It is in this space where the codes of representation are altered to take on new meanings often directing us to cosmos both large and small.

In her most recent work, her interest in pattern language has led to the development of immersive installations built around the use of found antique piano scrolls. Within these spaces, audiences use projections to activate the margins of the room while dancers and poets translate the notation into movement and spoken word. It is through these multi-mediated translations that the space in between object, sound, light and performer reveals itself as a transformative material.

Yarrington has been in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, Iceland, Greece and China. She has been the recipient of numerous national and international Artist Fellowships and grants from, among others, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the American Scandinavian Foundation, MacDowell, SIMS/ Iceland, Cill Rialaig/Ireland, the Museum of Glass, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Museum of American Glass. She represented the United States at the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates and was a participant in the Berlin Biennial. In 2010 she won the Bronze Prize at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia. Jo Yarrington currently lives and works in New York City and is a Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University.

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