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Deborah Kass


Deborah Kass (b. 1952, San Antonio, TX) is a multidisciplinary artist examining the interactions of politics, pop culture, art history, and identity within a Pop art sensibility. Interested in ideas of appropriation and duplication, Kass works in a variety of media, including painting, prints, neon, sculpture, and installation. The artist blends together gender issues, feminism, and a keen sense of humor. Her art is geared to challenge contemporary gender norms and male-centric social structures. Throughout her career, the artist has championed feminist agendas within the art world and beyond.

Kass received her BFA in Painting at Carnegie Mellon University, and studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Art Students League of New York. Deborah Kass’s work is in numerous prominent museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA; Cincinnati Museum, OH; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Jewish Museum, NY; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Portrait Gallery, DC; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Weatherspoon Museum, NC and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.

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