Yolanda Ward



I am a paper collage artist. I’ve studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia Printing School, Arcadia University as well as attending workshops at the Abington Art Center and the Woodmere Art Museum. My work has been selected for juried exhibitions, exhibited at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA.,  Philadelphia's October Art Gallery, and I am currently represented by       E-and-S Art Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky.

My process continues to evolve as life does. Traveling to Italy last year to make paper with a master paper maker is how my love for making paper began. I now make my own paper and use it in my art. I use printed vintage paper from magazines, handmade paper from all over the world, as well as my own handmade papers, as the foundation for my images.  I then mark the paper with inks and acrylics, tear the paper into small pieces and then I begin the layering process to form the images. I use an acrylic based medium to adhere the pieces.

“There’s magic in the smallest things in life.... For me, it’s in the bits and pieces of paper.”

-Yolanda Ward