Artists

DEBORAH KASS

Biography

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Born in 1952, Deborah Kass holds a BFA from Carnegie—Mellon University in Painting. 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 1990s 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 Guggenheim Museum, 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 will host “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective.” Kass lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Projects

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AFTER HOURS: MURALS ON THE BOWERY
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DEBORAH KASS at THE STREET
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DEBORAH KASS at HYDE PARK VILLAGE
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APF x HOT SOX