PROFILE

Brazilian born, Israeli artist, living and working in NYC. Award-winning Museum Professional, Community Organizer, Educator, and Artist with more than 20 years of diverse experience teaching and working with communities in leading museums and art institutions. A creative and visionary cultural worker with excellent academic credentials. In-depth knowledge of art history, art theory, and contemporary art practices. World traveler with an understanding of other cultures, fluent in Hebrew, English, Portuguese, and conversational Spanish.

EDUCATION

SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Skowhegan, Maine, 1997

 

ARTISTS IN THE MARKETPLACE(A.I.M.) - The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY, 1997

 

Post M.F.A., WHITNEY INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM, New York, NY, 1992 – 1993

 

M.F.A., CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, Valencia, CA, 1990 - 1992

 

B.F.A., CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, Valencia, CA, 1990 - 1992

 

Diploma, THE TEL AVIV SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1987 – 1990

 

SHENKARR COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Ramat Gan, Israel, 1986 – 1987

FELLOWSHIPS /GRANTS/ HONORS AND AWARDS

NYFA/NYSCA FELLOWSHIP 2020, Finalist in Printing/Drawing/Book Art

 

NEW WORK GRANT, Queens Council On The Arts, New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs, 2020

CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR NEW YORK CITY, 2019

SU- CASA GRANT - New York State Department Of Cultural Affairs, 2016 - 2020

 

NYFA IAP FELLOWSHIP - Social Practice, 2017

PUFFIN FOUNDATION GRANT- 2017

 

QUEENS ART INTERVENTION, - Public art commissions, 2014- 2017

 

MAKOR ARTIST’S NETWORK – Fellowship, The 92nd Street Y, New York, NY, 2005

 

ALJIRA EMERGE - Fellowship, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 2003

 

ARTISTS IN THE MARKETPLACE (A.I.M.) Fellowship - The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, 1997

 

SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING/SCULPTURE - Fellowship and Residency, Skowhegan, Maine, 1997

 

EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER – Finishing Funds Grant, Newark Valley, NY, 1995

                     

SOLO SHOWS / COMMISSIONS / PERFORMANCES 

2019                EARTH’S CRY AND HEAVEN’S SMILE           

                        Gallery 77, Queens, NYC

2018                WANDER, WOMAN

                        Solo exhibit, Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2017                THE MORPHING WOMAN, OR HOW TO EXPLAIN  MYSELF TO A SCULPTURE

                        Intervention/performance, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

 

2017                HOSPITALITY, häspəˈtalədē

                        Art Intervention/performance commissioned by QAI, 2017 Queens, NY

 

2017                MIXED GREENS 

                        Boogie On The BLVD, NYFA Artists, Bronx, NY

 

2016                MOTHER EARTH/QUEEN OF TRASH

                        Art Intervention/performance commissioned by QAI,  Diversity Plaza and Corona Plaza,

                        Queens, NY

 

2015                NO LONGER YOUR CHICA

                        Art Intervention commissioned by QAI, Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY

 

2015                HEAVY LOAD: WASHING MY DIRTY LAUNDRY IN PUBLIC

                        SkowheganPerforms at Socrates Park, Queens, NY

 

2014                THE LONGEST JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP

                        Public installation/performance

                        Travers Park, Jackson Heights,  Queens, NY

 

2011                FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE

                        Solo Exhibit, The Roger Smith Hotel, NY, NY

 

2010                HOMEWARD FOUND

                        Solo exhibit, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

                        (Accompanied by a full-color catalog)

 

2006                WANDERLUST

                        Solo exhibit, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

 

2000                DISTANTE, TAO PROXIMO

                        Solo exhibit, Hebraica, La Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

1999                QUICKSANDS

                        Solo exhibit, Abraham Lubelski Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020               ART TO COLLECT, The Catherine Fosnot Gallery and Art Center,

                       New London, CT

2020              THE USPS ART SHOW, Pelham Art Center,

                       New York, NY

2019               NO DEAD ARTISTS, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery,

                       New Orleans, LA

 

2017               INTERVENTIONS AT THE QUEENS MUSEUM

                       Queens Museum Of Art, Queens, NY  

 

2017               BOTANICAL

                       LOCAL PROJECT, Queens, NY           

  

2017               ARTISTS CO-OP, 2017

                       Jamaica Center for Arts And Learning, Queens, NY

 

2016               PIEROGI 2000

                       Flat files, ongoing, Brooklyn, NY

 

2015               MAKING HISTORY

                       Storefront Ten Eyck Street

 

2013               IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT HATE

                       Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY

 

2012               SMALL WORKS

                       BOLTAX Gallery, Shelter Island. NY

 

2011               ART HAMPTONS

                       Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011               MYSELF

                       Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno

                       (Accompanied by a full-color catalog)

 

2010               BABEL

                       Space 37, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY

 

2010               FRESH PAINT

                       Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2009               PAPER IN THE WIND

                       Thomas Jackel gallery, New York, NY

 

2009               TRANS-POSITIONS along the Queensboro Bridge

                        Henry DeFord Gallery, Queens, NY

 

2008               NEW FACES 

                       Three persons show, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2008               CONTINUITY

                       NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY

 

2008               CIGE-CHINA INTERNATIONAL GALLERY EXPOSITION

                       Beijing, China

 

2007               RED DOT ART FAIR (Paradigm Art)

                       Park South Hotel, New York, NY

 

2007               POINTS OF DEPARTURE: INNER AND OUTER JOURNEYS IN CONTEMPORARY ART

                       The University of Pennsylvania, Fox Art Gallery, PA

 

2006               AIR IN HUNGARY

                       2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 

2006               PINK KID GLOVES

                       Four-person show, Chashama Gallery, New York, NY

 

2005               PROJECT DIVERSITY

                       Eleventen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2005               REFLECTIONS

                       ARTIS 2005, Nexus Projects Gallery, New York, NY

 

2005               WANDERINGS

                       Makor Gallery, The 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2004               AFTER THE LIGHT

                       The Andy Warhol  Factory, New York, NY

 

2004               TIMLESS/TIMELINESS

                       Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

 

2004               (BE)LONGING

                       Three person show, Makor Art Gallery, the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

2004               ERRATA  AND CONTRADICTION

                       Harvard University, Cambridge, MA              

 

2004               IN THE FACE OF OTHERS

                       Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

 

2003               THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - Pier 92, New York, NY

 

2003                (ID)ENTITY

                        NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2003                BLACK AND WHITE

                        Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY

 

2002                SEE THROUGH

                        Satellite Project Space, L.I.C., NY

 

2002                INTIMATE

                        Brooklyn Fire Proof, New York, NY

 

1999                OUTER BOROUGHS

                        White Columns Gallery, New York, NY


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2017                NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - IMMIGRANT INITIATIVE, SOCIAL PRACTICE

 

2003                ALJIRA – A CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART– Newark, NJ

 

1997                A.I.M - ARTISTS IN THE MARKETPLACE – The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020                ACTUALIZE MANDIETA, writer and contributor, Kama Magazine, Spring 2020

2020                ARTISTS ON COPING, interview, Art Spiel, Spring 2020

2019                ADDICTION, featured artist, Lilith Magazine, summer 2019

 

2018                DEFINING THE ROLE OF CITIZEN ARTIST, THE POOL # 4, Featured artist, California Institute Of

                        The Arts

 

2018               SECRETOS OSCUROS, Featured artist, cover, INSTITUTO CERVANTES Literary Magazine  

 

2018                WANDER, WOMAN – Full-color catalog with an essay by NYC independent art critic Lily Wei

 

2018                QUEENS ART INTERVENTION DISCUSSES DWELLING IN EXHIBITION, by Jennifer Khedaroo,   

                        QUEENS TIMES

 

2017                ANNUAL QUEENS ART INTERVENTION TAKES BOROUGH BY

                        STORM, by Tammi Scielepi, QUEENS LEDGER

2016                MOTHER EARTH'S MESSAGE,  QUEENS LEDGER – Review of Mother Earth/Queen of Trash

                        performance by Tammy Scileppi  

 

2016                AN ARTIST IN JACKSON HEIGHTS SAYS NO MORE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

                        Voices of NY, By Camila Cibils,

 

2015                MEET DEBORAH WASSERMAN: QUEENS MOM, ARTIST & FOUNDER OF ART FOR A START

                        By Ellen Niz

 

2015                ARTISTS TRANSFORMING QUEENS INTO OUTDOOR GALLERY SLIDESHOW

                        By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska and Katie Honan

 

2014                BURROUGHS CREATIVITY ON DISPLAY AT QUEENS ART INTERVENTION DAY

                        By Tammy Scileppi TimesLedger Newspapers

 

2012               AROUND THE WORLD – Interview with curator Leah Oates, NY ARTS MAGAZINE WINTER ISSUE.

 

2011               MYSELF – Catalogue and essay by authors Joy Garnett and Mira Schor, SHEPARD ARTS         

                       GALLERY,   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO.

 

2009               STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE – Volume 5, published by the OPEN STUDIO PRESS

 

2009               PUBLIC ART FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Written by Prof. Michele Cohen and published by

                       MONACELLI PRESS

 

2007               UNAMBIGUOUS - 99 artists from around the world, curated by Artworld Digest publisher David

                       Cohen, USA

 

2007               PINK KIDS GLOVES -  Curator’s picks, NY Arts Magazine, USA

 

2006               Featured artist, Zeek Magazine - A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Israel

 

2004               ALJIRA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART  - Catalogue and essay by independent curator

                       Dominique Nahas, USA

 

2004               LIFE INTEGRATES ART, by Amadie hart, Urban Land Magazine, Urban Land Institute, USA

 

2004               LMCC Winter Brochure (cover), USA

 

2004               ERRATA AND CONTRADICTION, curated by Melisa Shields and Philip John Usher Harvard

                       University  Press, USA

 

2003               Featured artist, Entre Linhas Literary Magazine, Israel

 

2000               A WELL ROUNDED ARTIST, by Marcela Bergamo, Folha De Sao Paulo,  Sao Paulo. Brazil

 

2000              PROFESSION OF FAITH, by Marcelo Rabinovitch,  En Foco, Brazil