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.
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 and Anna Gamazo de Abello among others.
She has published four monographs Maria Elvia de Hank (2010), Inedito (2012) and Gestus (2015) and San Pedro Garza Garcia (2019), all by RM Editorial, Barcelona.
Yvonne lives and works in Mexico City