Deborah Kass

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Deborah Kass (1952-)


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. She is a Senior Critic in the Yale University M.F.A. Painting Program. She is represented by Vincent Fremont and the Paul Kasmin Gallery.

She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

1974 – BFA (Painting), Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

1972 – Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program, New York, NY

1968-70 – Art Students League, New York, NY


1996 Art Matters Inc. Grant

1992 Art Matters Inc. Grant

1991 New York State Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting

1987 National Endowment for the Arts, Painting

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