Yashua Klos (b.1977, Chicago) is an artist best known for his large-scale paper constructionworks which address issues of identity, race, memory, and injustice. He often uses bothfigurative representation and abstraction to question fixed notions of identity. Klos examinesthe black body in America as an identity in flux - one that must both resist and hide. He isespecially provoked by the injustices and traumas that black Americans face in thesegregated urban landscapeKlos finished his Master of Fine Arts at Hunter College in NewYork in 2009, after studying his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University. He hasbeen awarded residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, TheVermont Studio Center, Bemis, and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. He is the recipient of a2014 Joan Mitchell Fellowship and a 2015 NYFA Grant. Klos is represented by TiltonGallery in New York, and Galerie Anne DeVillepoix in Paris.