Yolanda del Amo is a Spanish-born, New York-based artist. Trained as a mathematician, she left behind a career in the corporate world to pursue one in the arts. At the core of her practice is a focus on individuals through a sociological, psychological, and anthropological prism. She explores the terrain of human habits, behaviors and desires as well as the relationship of individuals to society, history and culture.
Solo exhibitions have been held at the Centro Cultural de la Torriente Brau in Havana, Hudson Franklin Gallery in New York City, and Light Work in Syracuse, New York, among others. Her work has been recently included in group exhibitions at venues such as the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
She has been the recipient of multiple awards, such as a commendation at the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009 organized by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and the second prize at the Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales 2005 in Buenos Aires. Institutions and Foundations that have supported her work through production grants include the Fundación Arte y Derecho in Spain, the John Anson Kittredge Fund, the Jerome Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
She has been a resident artist at the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France, the Spanish Academy in Rome, Light Work in Syracuse, New York, and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
She is currently an Associate Professor for Photography and Digital Media at Ramapo College of New Jersey.