Yana Toyber was born in Ukraine and moved to New York City at the age of two.
Her career as an artist started as a dancer with the NYC ballet. At the age of 11, she performed while attending the School of American ballet on scholarship.
Entering her teen years Yana found ballet too ridged to be an art form and found a new love of artistic expression in photography.
During her high school years she won numerous contests including Scholastics arts and an NFAA award. She attended the School of visual arts where she earned her BFA and was then ready to take on the art world as well as pop culture. Yana has contributed for various publications such as the Fader, Vanity fair and Nylon magazine to name a few. Her work has also been featured in W, Zoo magazine and Modern painters.
THIS TIME / exhibition and book signing at RUSH ARTS GALLERY, NY.
Intimacy / group exhibition at Rabbit Hole studios, Brooklyn NY.
Operation meltdown mixed media art exhibition / with artists Cara Bloch, Jillian Laub, Robin Shwartz, Devardo vintage, Shandi Levy Jewelry curated by Cara Bloch at the Shellborne hotel Art Basel Miami.
Momentum / group of ten artists exhibiting in the impossible instant film space in NYC curated by impossible projects.
Venice film festival terrace project / selected video art instillation “the kings doll maker” displayed at the Venice film festival.
NFAA ALUMNI AUCTION / Auctioned “the kings doll maker” for the National foundation for advancement of the arts.
Wave riders / Solo exhibition featuring a project on female surfers in their environment also introducing Palms a work in progress documenting palm trees around the world. Buenos Dias surf garage in Montauk, NY.
4 Sale / a collaboration between Yana Toyber, Elle Muliarchyk, Aneta Bartos and Martynka Wawrzyniak 8 bond street, New York, NY curated by Anne Huntington.
4 sale / 25kadr gallery Moscow Russia.
4 sale / Gallery EGO Ponzan Poland.
Publications & Interviews
AUTRE MAGAZINE, Huffington post, i-D magazine, Imposible projects magazine, The wild magazine, Dossier Journal, GUP magazine, The last magazine, W magazine, Modern painters, New York times, Purple magazine, Interview magazine, Zoo magazine, Picture magazine.
International center of photography / Scholastic award winner’s exhibition 1995.
Kodak Eastman house / Award winning exhibition 1996.
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