Phyllis Yes has exhibited her artwork across the United States and abroad–from New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Orlando, Florida to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and South America.
Yes’ artistic media range from painted canvas to videotape, to furniture, to clothing, jewelry and a lace-covered Porsche. Her work has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting TV, ASAHI National Network in Japan, ABC’s Faces and Places, KGW-TV’s “PM Magazine,” National Public Broadcasting’s “All Things Considered,” and numerous national and international publications including The Wall Street Journal, Glamour magazine, L.A. Times, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Oregonian, International Art Review, Santa Fe New Mexican, and others.
Dr. Yes has traveled to Bali and New Guinea on a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to study gender related art forms. She was full professor of art at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She served the college as Dean of Humanities and chair of the Art Department. She has received numerous awards, among them the Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, Oregon State University Foundation Grants, Barbara Deming Foundation Grand, and has won many national competitions. She is listed in the World’s Who’s Who of Women, in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the West.
Collections include: Microsoft Fine Arts Collection, Seattle; Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, Levi-Strauss, San Francisco, National Pectin Company, Chicago; Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Company, Minneapolis, Portland Art Museum, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, and Portland State University, Portland.
Ms. Yes has had more than one hundred thirty exhibitions including the Nishiazabu Asacloth, Tokyo, Japan; Northwest Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in New York City, First Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut; Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle; Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Tweed Museum, Plainfield, New Jersey; Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, Boca Raton Center for the Arts, Boca Raton, Florida, and others.