About the Artist

Yanka Erimtan, also known as Yankı, was born in Istanbul in 1965. She grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she studied at Ecole Brillantmont and at the Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande.  She moved in 1985 to New York City where she continued her studies at the Parsons School of Design, receiving a B.F.A. in painting.