MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016
Karen Yasinsky is an artist and filmaker working with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art, NY; UCLA Hammer Museum, LA; The Wexner Center, Colombus and Kunst Werke, Berlin. Her films and videos have been screened worldwide at various venues and film festivals including the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Modern Art, NY, the New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant Garde, the San Francisco Rotterdam and the Ann Arbor Film Festival where she won the Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design in 2013. She is the recipient of a Baker Award, 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 and Media Studies.