(b. 1952, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)
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 R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The New Orleans Museum of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery, among others.
Recent group shows include “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze” at the National Portrait Gallery, “Come Together Sandy,” Industry City, Brooklyn, 2013, “I, You, We” at the Whitney Museum of American art, 2013, and “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.
Recent solo exhibitions include “feel good paintings for feel bad times,” “MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times” and “My Elvis+” at Paul Kasmin Gallery. In 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum hosted “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective.” Her historical series from 1998 “America’s Most Wanted” had its first ever viewing in New York at Sargent’s Daughters in May 2015. Paul Kasmin Gallery presents a new body of work “Black and Blue” in December 2015.
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 Senior Critic of the Yale University MFA Painting Program.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 - 2016
“OY/YO,” BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, Brooklyn, NY
"Deborah Kass, America's Most Wanted," SARGENT'S DAUGHTERS, New York, NY
"Deborah Kass: Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times," ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY, New Orleans, LA
"My Elvis +," PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York, NY
"Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective," ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM, Pittsburgh, PA
"MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times," PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York, NY
"feel good paintings for feel bad times," PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York, NY