Yolanda Cuomo

Adjunct Instructor

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Yolanda Cuomo, art director, designer and educator, has collaborated for over two decades with both visual and performing artists including Richard Avedon, Paul Simon, Twyla Tharp, Laurie Anderson, Gilles Peress, and Sylvia Plachy.

Her studio designed and produced the worldwide exhibition and book, Diane Arbus Revelations, the first major retrospective of Diane Arbus’s photography since 1974. Other notable book projects are Pre Pop WarholSeptember 11 by Magnum PhotographersFarewell to Bosnia: Gilles Peress, Here is New York: A Democracy of PhotographsMalaparte: A House Like Me, and Kenneth Cole: Footnotes

Other notable works include CD design for artists Paul Simon and Laurie Anderson; posters for Twyla Tharp Dance; and art direction of Aperture Magazine, which received the prestigious 2004 National Magazine Award for General Excellence from The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME).  

Recent studio projects include the book Performance: Richard Avedon; design of the exhibit Invasion 68: Prague, photographs by Josef Koudelka at the Aperture Gallery, New York; design of the book Access to Life for Magnum Photos; identity graphics for the LOOK3 photo festival in Charlottesville, Virginia; art direction of Aperture magazine, and CR magazine. 

She received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 1980 and is presently teaching at New York University.


B.F.A., Cooper Union