Migrating Crops, 2020, Ink, acrylic, oil, and torn clothes on canvas, 60’’ x 72’’
This week we welcome Deborah Wasserman. Wasserman was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is currently living and working in NYC. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited at the Queens Museum of the Arts, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, White Columns, Pierogi 2000, Socrates Sculpture Park and A.I.R gallery. Internationally, Wasserman has shown in Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel.
Earth’s Smile and Heaven’s Cry, 2021, Ink, and acrylic on paper, 22” x 30”
“I’m a nomad, a migrant, a cultural hybrid, and a ‘wander woman’. My art reflects the yearning to belong, and the urge to embrace multiple perspectives through the dualities of darkness and light, beautiful and repulsive, pathetic and glorified.
I construct visual narratives that fuse my memories with collective histories, drawing inspirations from my life’s journeys, diverse cultural backgrounds, from feminism, Eastern philosophy, and art history.
Lady of the cherries, 2017, Ink and acrylic on paper, 24″ x 18″
Embedded in my work are themes of women’s migration,The Great Mother, and environmental collapse.These topics are tied to a critique of capitalist society and its systematic exploitation of humans and natural resources.”
See more of Wasserman’s work here.
Deborah Wasserman’s studio