Stuart Yankell

Stuart Yankell's painting celebrates life and the common fabric of humanity. Working in ink, oil, acrylic and digital formats, he combines abstraction with a kinetic approach rooted in classical lighting and form that both embraces historical convention and seeks to expand the language of art.  For nearly four decades, Yankell has painted a multitude of musical and dance forms as well as figurative themes from abroad range of global settings.  The works are developed through a combination of on-site painting at locations throughout the United States and abroad as well as studio work that incorporates live models and an exploration of instinct and imagination. Moving between realism and abstraction, Yankell’s painting is about seeing, depicting both the focus and periphery of natural vision.  Drawn from a universe of influences and insights, Yankell’s work has earned a place in the vanguard of contemporary figurative painting and has been displayed in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Stuart Yankell (b. 1962)

Stuart Yankell (b. 1962)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013 - 2017

Joseph Morris Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa, 2003 - 2017

The Hamilton Gallery Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2012- 2015

Abraham Moyal Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 2011

Zen Dog Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY, 2010 - 2012

Galeria de Casa San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009

Chagall Inc. Edmonton, Alberta, 2008

Louis Aronow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005-2007

Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston TX, 2007

Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2006

  Art & Soul, Indianapolis, ID, 2005, 2006

  Marcus Ashley Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2005

Borsini – Burr Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, 2003-2006

Martha Clara Gallery, Riverhead, NY, 2004

Synchronicity Space, New York, NY, 2003, 2004

D’Adamo/ Woltz Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2001- 2003

Wyndy Morehead, New Orleans, LA, 2001- 2003

Bennett Gallery. Nashville, TN, 2001

Kulturring Hullhorst e.V. Gallery, Hullhorst, Germany, 2000

Galeria Madilian, Mallorca, Spain, 1999

La Jolla Gallery, La Jolla, CA, 1996 -1998

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, 1996

Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts, New York, NY, 1990 -1995

Columbus Gallery, New York, NY, 1989 -1994


Selected Group Exhibitions

Royal Street Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 2014

Renee Taylor Gallery, Sedona, AZ, 2013

Rich Timmons Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2012

Neela Castana Gallery, Estero, Fl, 2007-2012

Galleria di Sorrento, Las Vegas, NV, 2007 -2009

Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO, 2004 -2006

Hanson Gallery, Carmel, CA, 2004

Global Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003

Whitney Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2001

David Findlay Jr., New York, NY, 1998 - 2001

William Vincent Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 1998 

James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA, 1996


Selected Corporate Collections

Disma Pharm, GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland

duPont Corporation, Wilmington, DE

Grecca International Corporation, Tokyo

IBM Corporation, New York, NY

Madaus, GmbH, Cologne, Germany

Weintraub Capital Management, San Francisco, CA


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor of Art History, Neumann University, Aston, PA, 1989-1997

Adjunct Professor of Painting, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1993, 1994

Adjunct Professor of Painting, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, 1989 -1995 


Selected Music Industry Collections

Carlos Santana, Ravi Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Jesse Cook

The Gypsy Kings, India Arie, Jeff Watts, Robert Porco, Soledad Barrio


Selected Grants and Awards

Residency, Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2006

“Kunstnester” Grant, Internationales Kunstlersymposium, Hullhorst, Germany, 2000



University of Pennsylvania BFA, MFA 1985,1988

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Certificate 1985

Frudakis Sculpture Academy 1983 -1988

Temple University / Rome               1981