Group show, Jonathan Ferrrra Gallery


I'm so excited to participate in a show at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. Apparently only 16 artists were chosen from a group of 600 applicants. New Orleans is a stunning city and I was thrilled to attend the opening in person!

Su Casa residency 2019

Su Casa residency 2019

In 2019 I received a grant from the NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs to design and implement an art residency with seniors in Woodside, Queens. I absolutely enjoyed every aspect of my residency, especially introducing my students to abstract art inspired by the work of artists Hilma af Klint, and Beatriz Milhazes. 

Defining the role of Citizen Artist

CalArts Pool issue #4

n his 2017 inaugural address, incoming CalArts president Ravi S. Rajan called on CalArtians everywhere to cherish their role as “Citizen Artists” who, in the words of the Institute’s founding provost Herbert Blau, are in a unique position to help “put the whole cracked world back together.” Beginning with this issue, The Pool will bring you the stories of alumni who exemplify this vision of Citizen Artists— graduates who have found a unique way to, as Rajan put it,

“steer us toward a better future.”

wander, woman, performance and panel, closing event

שיח גלריה
אנו מתכבדות להזמין את הקהל לשיח גלריה לכבוד נעילת תערוכתה של דבורה וסרמן "אישה, נודדת
ברכות: ד"ר רותי מרקוס
Bindle מיצג מאת הרקדנית שלומית ירון -
יו"ר הפאנל: ד"ר טל דקל
פאנל: ד"ר זמירה פורן ציון, ד"ר סיגל ברקאי ודבורה וסרמן.

wander, woman

A solo exhibit by Deborah Wasserman, July 5-28, 2018


A mixed-media exhibition of drawing, collage & installation

Zaritsky Artists' House
9 Elkharizi St, Tel Aviv-Yaffo


Currents at A.I.R. Gallery


Curated by Barbara Zucker


Opening Reception: Friday, January 5th from 6-8PM


Dwelling at the Queens Museum

A group show of thirteen artists featuring art interventions under the theme of Dwelling, commissioned by Queens Art Intervention. Hospitality, my recent piece, Hospitality,  will be shown along with a newly created artist's book.

Botanical, a group show



Opening night: October 19th, 6-9:00PM

A group show at Local Project

11-27th 44th Rd




Polyphony and Cacophony: The Morphing Woman, Or, How To Explain Myself To A Sculpture

The Morphing Woman, or, How to explain myself to a sculpture Is a site-specific performance conceived for Socrates Sculpture Park by artist Deborah Wasserman.   


Saturday, October 14th, 2018




You Make Me Feel Like A (Natural) Woman, 2016


Two drawings on paper from the You Make Me Feel LIke A (Natural) Woman, series are included at the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning Artists Co-Op 2017 show. The duration of the exhibit is September 21st through November 11th. 
JCAL Miller Gallery, 16104 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, Queens
Opening Date: September 21st, 6:00-8:00PM


hos·pi·tal·i·ty, häspəˈtalədē


hos·pi·tal·i·ty is a public intervention commissioned by RPGA studio with the theme of Dwelling. This intervention is a part of a larger event in which thirteen other artists will be exploring a similar idea throughout Queens.

Sep 23rd, 2017, 12-4:00PM
Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY


Puffin Foundation Grant

I'm thrilled to be a 2018 Puffin Foundation Grant recipient!

IAP: Social Practice is a year-long professional development program for immigrant and 1st-generation artists working in all forms of socially engaged art (including, but not limited to, public and community engagement and advocacy around issues of environment and climate change, immigration, race, gender, and social justice). 

"...Watching performance artist Deborah Wasserman in action, you’d swear she had multiple personalities. Last Saturday at Corona Plaza, she channeled her inner nature goddess and became green Mother Earth/Queen of Trash, a long cape of garbage trailing behind her, as curious passers-by watched and wondered..." Please follow the link to read complete article.

Corporate Collection: OTC Market Group, Tribeca, NYC

I am delighted to share with you that OTC Markets Group Acquired my entire installation of five hundred pieces, Far Away, So Close and it's now permanently installed in their NYC offices on Hudson Street. NYC.

Public Commision through Art Assets in Cambridge, MA

My artworks from the Homeward Found series were publically displayed in ten vitrines at Waterfront Office Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts, for 8 months.

SU-CASA residency 2018, a book project

I'm thrilled to have ended my SU-CASA residency at the Maspeth Senior Center with a book!

The book documents the senior's wisdom and their contemplations of life.

Far Away, So Close at Roger Smith Arts


JANUARY 31-APRIL 30 2011

 I so am excited about working with curator Danika Druttman from Roger Smith Arts to display a 500 piece painting installation to be displayed for three months at the Roger Smith Hotel lobby.

The Longest Journey, Queens Art Intervention, September 2014

Commissioned by Queens Art Intervention, I was fortunate to realize The longest journey begins with a single step project which utilizes 135 pairs of shoes worn by my two daughters since they were born. These shoes represent the voyage (in time and space) that my children are taking as well as my own passage as a mother, the witness who documents, accompanies and marvels in their journey…

A Woman's Work Is Never Done, MADE IN QUEENS, Queens Museum, December 2015

In A Woman's Work Is Never Done, I will be sharing my perspective on being a woman/artist/homemaker and how it applies to labor/art/market. "... the very definition of art has been biased in that 'art' was what men did in European tradition and 'crafts' were what women and natives did. But it's actually all the same" —Gloria Steinem

ART FOR A START, NY, in the news

"...In addition to being a successful artist, Wasserman runs Art for a Start, an intimate series of art classes for kids in Jackson Heights and Woodside.They have become a favorite among local families, as she encourages creativity in a nurturing, casual environment where the kids feel safe to explore and express themselves. Held after school at P.S. 69 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on Saturdays at Mondo Studios in Woodside, students learn techniques in drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture and are introduced to artists and art movements and styles..."

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