Deborah Yasinsky is a Bronx-based artist, curator, and educator. Her work explores memory, trauma, and redemption. She investigates experience and imagination to create surreal, escapist environments in multiple media that approach past trauma through symbolic intermediaries illuminating despair and hope. Working in ceramics, painting, printmaking, and film she investigates imagery of birds, unicorns, forests, flattened perspective figures, and jeweled objects juxtaposed with abstractions of memory. She has exhibited her work nationally, including exhibitions at Coral Gables Museum, Empty Set gallery, Paradice Palase, Local Project Art Space, Dominican University, and Hot Cabinet. Deborah has worked with Hudson River Museum, 92Y, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, and ArtsWestchester. In addition, she is a recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant. Recent curatorial projects include Geographies of the Self, Bronx Council on the Arts, Beast Like Me: Feminism and Fantasy at Bronx Art Space, and Eco Urgency: Now or Never, at Wave Hill and LCAG, as part of the curatorial team. Yasinsky holds an MFA in Painting from Lehman College, CUNY, an M.S.Ed in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education, a BA in Fine Arts/Illustration from Stern College, YU and an AAS in Textile Surface Design from Fashion Institute of Technology. Deborah is currently the Curator of Education at Lehman College Art Gallery and an Adjunct Lecturer at Lehman College, CUNY.