Deborah Yasinsky is a Bronx-based artist, curator, and educator. Her work explores memory, childhood, and ritual. 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, Galerie Lucida, Empty Set Gallery, Local Project Art Space, and Dominican University. Deborah has worked with Hudson River Museum, 92Y, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, and ArtsWestchester. She is a recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant and was an Artist in Residence on Governors Island with Bronx Art Space. Recent curatorial projects include Ancestral Foods: Family Feasts at Bronx Art Space. 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 Assistant Director, Curator of Education at Lehman College Art Gallery, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Lehman College, CUNY.