I'm so pleased to be a part of an online exhibit on Artsy, organized by Catherine Fosnot Gallery.

"In honor of Women's History Month, The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center is featuring ten contemporary female artists. Their works broach a wide range of topics including identity, community, background, complex physicality, cultural influence, and intersectionality.This group of female artists is worth recognizing during Women's History Month. The ten contemporary artists featured in this show are: Lisa Corinne Davis, Elisa D'Arrigo, Helen Frederick, Deborah Wasserman, Katie Ruiz, Alex McQuilkin, Yasi Alipour, Susan Firestone, Charity Baker, and Catherine Fosnot."

To see the show, log into Artsy, and enter the Viewing Rooms. I also invite you to follow my work on Artsy, for occasional updates. 



Jackson Heights Art Talk, February, 2021

As a part of the Queens Council On The Arts New Work Grant, 2020, I'm giving a talk about my work via zoom on February 27th, 2020 via Jackson Heights Art Talk. The talk is organized and moderated by artist Linda Ganjian. You can listen to a recording of this presentation here.
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Online group show, Visionary Art Collective

Contemporary portraiture, Redefining The Figure

curated by Erica B. Hess, curator at "I Like Your Work" podcast





I'm delighted to have artworks from my Plurabelle series selected for this virtual exhibit, hosted by Visionary Art Collective.

Contemporary portraiture, Redefining The Figure, curated by Erica Hess, curator at "I Like Your Work" podcast

features 24 artists that are invested in creating a contemporary redefinition of the figure. Stay tuned to the show via the Visionary Collective website and Instagram page.  

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Artist/Mother Podcast Juried Exhibition
Exhibition dates: December 14th, 2020 – February 14th, 2021






My work is included in a wonderful show titled You Are Not Wonderful Just Because You Are A Mother, a quote taken from Ishiuchi Miyako quote from March 2020 video interview.  Curated by Quiana Mestrich. Color catalog available. You can take a look at the catalog in the Press section of my site, or here. 

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I'm excited to have four artworks in a group show at the newly opened Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery And Center

"This is  a major exhibition of 26 artists recommended by New York City art critics as important artists to collect."

The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery And Center

November 14th, through January 1st, 2021


Color catalog available

Participating artists: 
Yasi Alipour, Charity Baker, Charity Baker, Matt Blackwell, Carlo D'Anselmi, Elisa D'Arrigo, Lisa Corinne Davis, Elizabeth Enders, Susan Firestone, Helen Frederick, Max Gimblett, Abby Goldstein
Fred Gutzeit , Shirley Kaneda, Richard McDonough, Richard Kalina, Stephen Lack, Madeline Ludwig-Leone, Alex Mcquilkin, Graham Nickson, Louis Osmosis, Peter Plagens, Karlis Rekevics, Katie Ruiz, Robert Storr,
Deborah Wasserman


I'm a NYFA finalist 2020, in the category of Printmaking/Drawing/Book Art






I'm honored to be a 2020  NYFA Finalist in the category of Printmaking/Drawing/Book Art. Having my work being noticed from a pool of almost 4000 applicants gave a huge boost to my confidence and has been very encouraging.


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I'm delighted to be approached by Art Spiel, to share my thoughts and reflections about making art and being an artist in NYC, in the midst of quarantine. 

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January 2020, New Work Grant, QCA 






This year I have been awarded a Queens Council On The Arts 2020 New Work Grant. I proposed a solo exhibit titled Eulogy To Wander Woman, an installation of paintings, drawings, and photographs dedicated to women migrants, underlying the connection between climate change and migration. Stay tuned for updates.










Now for the fourth year, Su Casa grant for conducting a residency in a local senior center. 

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. 


Group show, Jonathan Ferrrra Gallery








Group show, Jonathan Ferrrra Gallery, NO DEAD ARTISTS

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!

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4 Defining the role of Citizen Artist

CalArts Pool issue #3

In 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, solo exhibit

performance and panel, closing event

I thoroughly enjoyed organizing with Tal Dekel, from the Tel Aviv University, a panel with some impressive women scholars from Israeli Academia, in conjunction with my exhinbit Wander, Woman. In this panel, accompanied by a performance by dancer Shlomit Yaron, we spoke about women's labor, migration, art-making, identity, and representation. Participants: Prof. Zmira Poran, Prof. Tal Dekel, Prof. Sigal Barkai, artist Deborah Wasserman.


Wander, Woman, 2018 - Solo Exhibit





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

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Currents at A.I.R. Gallery: ABORTION

Currents at A.I.R. Gallery


Curated by Barbara Zucker


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

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Hospitality 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!







In 2016 I was awarded a NYFA IAP: Social Pracice Fellowship

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.

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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


Visiting Artist and lecturer at Savannah College Of Art And Design




I was thrilled to have been invited to SCAD for almost a week, to do a presentation and conduct two days of studio visits and crits with graduate students from the Fine Arts Department, Spring 2005