Deborah Kass (b.1952)

Deborah Kass (b.1952). 16 Barbras (Jewish Jackie Series), 1992. 40 x 48 inches. Acrylic silkscreen inks on canvas. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, verso.

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Biography:

(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.  Her celebrated series, The Warhol Project, from the early 1990’s refocused Andy Warhol’s eye for celebrity portraiture. Her work incorporates lyrics from Broadway musicals, movie quotations and Yiddish sayings into canonical formats like Frank Stella’s concentric squares, Ellsworth Kelly’s rainbow spectrum and Andy Warhol’s camouflage patterns.

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, The National Portrait Gallery, among others.  She is a Senior Critic in the Graduate Painting Program at Yale University.   Recent solo and group exhibitions include The Pittsburgh Biennial at The Andy Warhol Museum; “The Deconstructive Impulse” at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY; “feel good paintings for feel bad times” and “MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times” at Paul Kasmin Gallery; and “Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism” at The Jewish Museum in New York, NY.  In 2012, The Andy Warhol Museum hosted  “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective.” Kass’s work was also featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years.”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “My Elvis +,” PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York
2012 “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective,” ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 “MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times,” PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York

2007 “feel good paintings for feel bad times,” PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York “Armory Show,” PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York

2001 “Deborah Kass: The Warhol Project,“ WEATHERSPOON ART GALLERY, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC

2000 “Deborah Kass: The Warhol Project,” UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

“Deborah Kass: The Warhol Project,” BLAFFER GALLERY, University of Houston, Houston, TX

1999 “Deborah Kass: The Warhol Project,” NEWCOMBE ART GALLERY, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (traveling, catalogue)

1998 ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY, New Orleans, LA
1996 “My Andy: a retrospective,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO

1995 “My Andy: a retrospective,” JOSE FREIRE FINE ART, New York

“My Andy: a retrospective,” ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY, New Orleans, LA 1994 BARBARA KRAKOW GALLERY, Boston, MA

1993 “Chairman Ma,” JOSE FREIRE FINE ART, New York “Chairman Ma,” ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY, New Orleans, LA

1992 “The Jewish Jackie Series and My Elvis,” FICTION/NONFICTION, New York “The Jewish Jackie Series,” SIMON WATSON, New York

1990 SIMON WATSON GALLERY, New York

1988 SCOTT HANSON GALLERY, New York (catalogue)
1986 BASKERVILLE AND WATSON GALLERY, New York
1984 BASKERVILLE AND WATSON GALLERY, New York
1982 ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY, Chicago
1972 BARNHARDT GALLERY, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY