Exhibition on view May 19 through August 20
Yana Frangiskos Copek was born in Athens, Greece, and raised in New York City and Long Island after arriving in the United States at the age of one. She’s primarily a portrait and event photographer, specializing in nautical photography while publishing an annual nautical photography calendar of classic wooden yachts under sail in Oyster Bay, New York.
She began painting, drawing and sculpting at a young age, winning numerous awards. In 1976 she was awarded first place in the New York City Children’s Industrial Arts Competition for creating a Stained Glass Tiffany-style lamp.
She studied fine art, film and photography at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus, as well as decorative painting at The Finishing School. In the years since, she has travelled and photographed in Greece, Iceland, New York, Miami, California, and the high deserts of Nevada. She has exhibited her work in New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey.
Yana currently lives on Long Island and works as a freelance photographer.