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Wasserman, Deborah



Jackson Heights, NY

Inspired by my rich South American and Middle-Eastern background, my life voyages and nomadic history, I make personal, visceral, Feminist and socially engaged art centered on my experience of being a woman, a migrant, a mother, and a worker in today’s divided, Patriarchal society.

As a multi-cultural and multi lingual hybrid, my art often reflects the yearning to belong and the urge to embrace multiplicity (of materials, processes, ideas and even variety of assumed personas), a diversity that defy hierarchy and represents the Many. Whether in painting or drawing, performance or video, installation or writing, my art germinates from “in-betweeness” of space, the assimilation of dualities of high and low, public and private, beauty and repulsive, pathetic and glorified.

My art is also inspired by the intense and yet gratifying demands of motherhood and ‘making a Home’ as well as by my newly found community in Jackson Heights, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in Queens, NY, where I lives. Finding Home and Community have shaped my vision forever, in assuming greater social responsibility, in wanting to shed light over marginalized subjects, in bringing aspects of care for women and girls, for the environment and for people at large, into my art practice.

Artistic Discipline & Preferred Media:

Visual Arts

Painting, drawing, installation, video,

(718) 658-7400


161-04 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, NY 11432, USA


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