Deborah Kass (born 1952) is an American artist whose work explores cultural identity.
She 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.
Kass’ work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum (New York), The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cincinnati Museum, the New Orleans Museum, The Weatherspoon Museum, as well as numerous public and private collections.
Her work has been written about extensively in the New York Times, art press, and academic books.
A survey show, “Deborah Kass, The Warhol Project” traveled across the country from 1999-2001. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Kass is a Senior Critic in the Yale University M.F.A. Painting Program.
Kass is represented by Vincent Fremont and the Paul Kasmin Gallery, where she presented a new body of work entitled ” Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times” in 2007. (wikipedia)