Born: Washington D.C. 1976
BFA: The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1998
Adjunct Professor, Cooper Union 2007 – Present

Selected One and Two person Exhibitions:
2016 "Re: Nude in a Landscape" with Lauren Bakst, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, New York (Performance)   
"Life in Cities" Benjamin Degen and Yuri Masnyj, Kayrock Screen Printing, New York
"Re: Nude in a Landscape" with Lauren Bakst Danspace, New York (Performance)
"Benjamin Degen and Yuri Masnyj" Richard Heller, Los Angeles
2015 “Living Room Index and Pool,” with Lauren Bakst Pioneer Works, New York
2012 "X" Travesia Cuatro, Madrid
“Night X” with Benjamin Degen, American Contemporary, New York
2009 “Everybody’s Concerned” Travesia Cuatro, Madrid
2008 “Shadows of People” Galerie Michael Zink, Berlin
“Anxiety Times” Sutton Lane, London
2007 “The Night’s Still Young” Metro Pictures, New York
2004“On Our Black Rainbow” Sutton Lane, London
“A World of Interiors” Metro Pictures, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 “Twenty By Sixteen Biennial,” Morgan Lehman, New York
2018 “Precurse,” Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn New York
“100 Sculptures,” Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City
“Alter - Sphere,” SugAr Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas
“Couples,” Hand Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
“Private Collection” (set design for Lauren Bakst performance), Klaus Von Nichtsaggend Gallery, New York
2017 "CIM," Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL
"In Practice: Material Deviance," Sculpture Center, New York
2016 “CIM” Ukrainian Museum, New York
"Lintel, Mantel, Module, Shelf," La Mama Galleria, New York
"Good News," Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
2015 “Open Sessions: Group 5 Exhibition,” The Drawing Center, New York
“Name It by Trying to Name It,” The Drawing Center, New York
“All / Together / Different,” Many Cantor Center, New York
2014 “Anne Eastman Sara Ludy, Yuri Masnyj,” Klaus Von Nichtsaggend Gallery, New York
2013 “It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad,” Brian Morris gallery, New York
"Work" Klaus Von Nichtsaggend Gallery, New York
"Gotterfunken: Oy to Joy" Ray Smith, New York
2012 "Graphomania" Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington Massachusetts
"Brucennial" 159 Bleecker St., New York
2011 "This Organized" Susan Inglett, New York
"Summer Drawing Show" Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
"Incongruent Sum" 1 Leroy St., New York
"The Light Show" Kate Werble Gallery, New York
2009 “Kings County Biennial” Kidd Yellin Gallery, New York (2009-2010)
“On From Here” Guild & Greyshkul, New York
“Off the Books” Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York
2008 “Without Walls” Museum 52, New York (2008-2009)
“Exquisitude” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
2007 “Circumventing the City” D’Amelio Terras, New York
“True Faith” Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
“New New York Drawing” Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University,
2006 “Twice Drawn” Tang Museum, Sarasota Springs, New York
“Day for Night” curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Biennial, New York
“New York Drawings” Travesia Cuatro, Madrid
2005 “Square Dance” Galerie Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt
“Landings” Susan Inglett Gallery, New York
“Greater New York” P.S.1 Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York
“Neocons” Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York
“Radical Vaudeville” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Massachusetts
“Benjamin Degen & Yuri Masnyj: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” Guild & Greyshkul, New York
2004 “Happy Days are Here Again” David Zwirner, New York
2003 “Ballpoint Inklings” KS Fine Art, New York
“International Paper” Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles (cat.)
“Drawings” Metro Pictures, New York
“Game Over” Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich
“New Topography” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
“From Here On” Guild & Greyskhul, New York
2002 “Shallow Interiors” Rivington Arms Gallery, New York
“Ballpoint Inklings” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
2001 “126a” Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Selected Bibliography:
2016 Siobhan Burke, “At Danspace Project, Examining the Relation Between Bodies and Things,” The New York Times, May 27, 2016
2015 David Everett Howe, “Living Room Index and Pool, A performance and Installation by Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj at Pioneer Works,” Intercourse Magazine, Fall 2015, pp. 124 - 125
Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj “Artists on Artists,” Bomb Magazine, Summer 2015, pp. 119-121
Claudia La Rocco, “Body Parts,” Artforum, April 15
Martha Schwendender “10 Galleries to Visit in Brooklyn and Queens,” New York Times, April 16
Art In America Editors, “This Week In New York,” Art In America, April 5
2014 Jerry Saltz, “See It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad,” New York Magazine, January 1-15
2012 Short List "Benjamin Degen / Yuri Masnyj: Night X," New Yorker Magazine, January 30, 2012
2011 Meisy Cheong, "Yuri Masnyj: Collect and Compose," Acclaim Magazine, Summer pp.68-71
About Town, "The Light Show," New Yorker Magazine, April 25, 2011
2009 Christian Rattemeyer, The Judith Rothschild Foundation
Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné, The Museum of Modern Art, New
York, pp.187
2008 Charles Darwent, “Yuri Masnyj: Anxiety Times, Sutton Lane,” Art Review, July/August, pp.72,
Andrew Marsh, “Yuri Masnyj: Sutton Lane,” Flash Art, May/June, pp.154-155
“Yuri Masnyj: London Exhibition,”, March 19
2007 Eric Gelber, “Yuri Masnyj: The Night’s Still Young,”, September
Christopher Chambers, “Yuri Masnyj: Metro Pictures,” Flash Art, October, pp.123
Suzanne Hudson, “Reviews: Yuri Masnyj,” Artforum, October, pp.370-371
Roberta Smith, “In These Shows, the Material Is the Message,” The New York Times, August
10, pp.E29
Roberta Smith, “Yuri Masnyj: The Night’s Still Young,” The New York Times, July 27, pp.E32
Eric Gelber, “Art in Brief: Yuri Masnyj; The Night’s Still Young,” The New York Sun, July 12,
2007, pp.22
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, “Critics Picks: Yuri Masnyj,”, July 2007
Wallpaper* Magazine Online,, July 6
Tyler Coburn, “Reconstruction: Yuri Masnyj” Art Review, June, pp.34
2006 Drawings: A-Z (ed. Adriano Pedrosa), Colecção Madeira, Portugal, pp.148-149
Lumi Tan, Greater New York, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, pp.236-237
Wallpaper, London, April, pp. limited edition cover
Andrea Bellini, “Whitney & Berlin Biennials,” Flash Art, May-June, pp.76-81
“Day for Night” catalogue for Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Andrea Scott, “Dark days,” Time Out New York, March 9 – 15, pp.59
Annette Grant, “How to Spot the Kubrick in Edvard Munch,” The New York Times, March 19,
2005 Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Introduction by Emma
Dexter, Phaidon Press Limited, pp.190-191
2004 Alex Banger, “Shows, London,” Wallpaper, July/August, pp. 183
2003 Claudine Ise, "Drawn to Paper," International Paper, UCLA HAMMER Museum (Cat.)
Peter Frank, “The Paper Chase,” Art on Paper, April, pp.36-9
Martha Schwendener, “New York Critics’ Picks - Drawings,”, April
Jerry Saltz, “Babylon Rising,” The Village Voice, September 5

Museum Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Whitney Museum of Art, New York NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu HI