Born 1970 in Long Beach, Ca, Raised in Tijuana
Yvonne graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York and received her MFA at University of California San Diego in 2009. She has shown her work individually and in group shows throughout the Mexico, US, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Spain, France, Poland and Russia, including the individual shows at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Casa de America in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, University Museum of contemporary Art (MUAC) Mexico City, Diaz Contemporary Gallery in Toronto and Baxter, New York.
In 2010 she received the Magnum expression Award, given by Magnum Photos, as well as the National Creators Grant by the Mexican Cultural and Arts Fund (FONCA) in two terms, and in 2016 she received the Guggenheim Fellowship for her project San Pedro Garza Garcia. In 2020 she received the Jumex Grant and the Cuervo Acquisition prize to continue her project El lapiz de la Naturaleza, a series of portraits dedicated to the study of pose. She received the Sistema Nacional de Creadores Grant for her current project Mar de Cortes, which is a subjective documentary photographic project to be produced between 2021/23.
Her work is part of collections in the US, Mexico and France, including the permanent collection of the SF Moma, The Musuem of Photographic Arts San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, Haudenschild Collection, Fundación Televisa, Centro de la Imagen Mexico, Moises Cosio, Alumnos 47, Jason Reitman, and Anna Gamazo de Abello among others.
She has published five monographs Maria Elvia de Hank (2010), Inedito (2012), Gestus (2015), San Pedro Garza Garcia (2019), and The Pencil of Nature (2023) all by RM Editorial, Barcelona.
Yvonne lives and works in Mexico City