Born in San Antonio, Texas 1952
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Deborah Kass employs the visual motifs of post-war painting to explore the intersection of politics, popular culture, art history and personal identity. Kass’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and The National Portrait Gallery, among others.
Recent solo shows at the gallery include “No Kidding,” “feel good paintings for feel bad times,” “MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times” and “My Elvis +”. In 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum will hosted “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective.”
In 2014, Kass was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Board of the Andy Warhol Foundation and is a Senior Critic in Yale University MFA Painting Program. More recently, Kass was honored by Coalition for the Homeless Art Walk in 2015, received the 2016 Neuberger Museum of Art Passionate Artist Award, and the Jewish Museum Honor in 2017.
Upon its installation in Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2015, “OY/YO,” the first monumental sculpture by Kass, was widely acclaimed and warmly received by the residents and tourists in DUMBO. It will reappear in the summer of 2017 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.