• Deb Sokolow
    b. Davis, CA

    Solo Exhibitions

    2016
    G Fine Art, Washington, D.C.
    PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN
    Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
    2015
    Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI
    2014
    Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
    2013
    Matrix 166, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
    2012
    Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
    2011
    Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
    Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI
    Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
    2010
    Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
    2009
    Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
    2008
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
    Inova [Institute of Visual Arts], Milwaukee, WI
    2006
    40000, Chicago, IL
    2005
    12x12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2016
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    Roman Susan, Chicago, IL
    Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL (upcoming)

    2015
    Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
    CAM [Contemporary Art Museum] Raleigh, NC
    Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    G Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
    Center for Visual Art, Metro State University of Denver, CO

    2014
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
    Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
    A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
    Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

    2013
    The 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
    The Drawing Center, New York, NY (catalog)
    Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany (catalog)
    Invisible-Exports, New York, NY

    2012
    Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Hamburg, Germany
    319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY
    Columbia College, Chicago, IL
    Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

    2011
    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
    Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
    Doomsday Film Festival, 92YTribeca, New York, NY
    Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
    FFDG, San Francisco, CA
    School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
    Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

    2010
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
    Baer Ridgway Projects, San Francisco, CA

    2009
    Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (catalog)
    Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA
    Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
    Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

    2008
    Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

    2007
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
    Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

    2006
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX

    2005
    3Arts Club, Chicago, IL
    Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2004
    Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
    School of the Art Institute Gallery 2, Chicago, IL


    Commissioned Projects for Print

    2016
    A Working Diagram of the Visual Arts Organizing Field, illustration for Art Journal
    2011
    Project for art magazine, Paletten (Sweden), guest-edited by Maria Lind
    2010
    Comic for Creative Time’s Comics project, curated by Shane Brennan


    Collections

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
    Thomas J Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA
    University of Southern California Libraries, Los Angeles, CA
    The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
    Daniel Boone Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School, Chicago, IL
    DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
    The Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
    The University of Miami Special Collections Library, Coral Gables, FL
    The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


    Residencies, Fellowships and Awards

    2012
    Artadia Award (Chicago): The Fund for Art and Dialogue
    Artist-in-Residence, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Dale, Norway
    2010
    International Artists Residency, Art Omi, Ghent, NY
    2009
    Works-in-Progress Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Smart Museum Artist-in-Residence, Daniel Boone Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School, Chicago, IL
    2007
    Frankel Anderson Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
    2005
    Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council


    Lectures and Panels

    2016
    Visiting Artist, Metro State University, Denver, CO
    Visiting Artist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
    Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    2015
    Panelist, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
    Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
    2014
    Visiting Artist, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
    Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
    Panelist, College Art Association, Chicago, IL
    2013
    Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Visiting Artist, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
    Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
    Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
    2012
    Visiting Artist, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    2010
    Visiting Artist, New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY
    Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
    2008
    Panelist, Contemporary Artists and Issues, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Visiting Artist, University of California, Davis, CA
    Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
    2007
    Artists Connect Lecture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL


    Education

    2004 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    1996 BFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    Bibliography

    2016
    Washington Post. Jenkins, Mark. "Deb Sokolow: Debate Stage Water Bottles"
    BmoreArt. Hannum, Terence. "Politics, Smoke, and Mirrors–And Drawings"
    Denver Post. Rinaldi, Ray Mark. “James Gillray: Shocking satire two centuries old”
    Westword. Paglia, Michael. "CVA Votes for Political Satire and Caricatures, Both Old and New"
    The Magazine Antiques. Hickson, Patricia. “Meeting Ground”

    2015
    Washington Post. Jenkins, Mark. "In the galleries: Anything but simplicity in these drawings"
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wilson, Calvin. "Contemporary Art Museum exhibition shows the art of being an artist"
    Daily Serving. Yates, Calder. "HA HA! BUSINESS! at Luis De Jesus"
    New City. Zarley, B. David. "Review: The world is mystical, dangerous and delicious/Western Exhibitions"
    Midtown Magazine. Fellerath, David. “Drawing the Line: Indie Art Makes a Big Show at CAM Raleigh”
    Dallas Observer. Smart, Lauren.
    The Comp Magazine. Alamo-Costello, Chester. “Manipulative Individuals and Shadowy Histories”

    2014
    The Art Assignment, PBS. Green, Sarah Urist (host). “The Art Assignment: Deb Sokolow, Stakeout!”
    Artnet. Davis, Ben. “Hidden Gems of Miami’s Satellite Art Fairs”
    Inside/Within. Sierzputowski, Kate. "Deb Sokolow's Fictionalized Blueprints"
    Two Coats of Paint. McPherson, Heather Leigh. "Miami, Part III: Heather Leigh McPherson attends a Bomb discussion, Untitled (Deb Sokolow)."
    Bad at Sports. Blake, Kevin. “Our Calamity is our Providence”
    The Seen. Demaree, Joshua Michael. “Profile of the Artist/ Deb Sokolow”

    2013
    New York Times. Schwendener, Martha. "An Installation of Dirty Politics and Illusion"
    Vitamin D2. Phaidon Press. Essay by Claire Gilman.
    New York Times. Johnson, Ken. "When How It Looks Matters More Than What It Says"
    Modern Art Notes Podcast. Green, Tyler. “Interview: Deb Sokolow”
    Artforum.com. Lee, Nathaniel. “How I Wrote Elastic Man”
    Art Ltd. Yood, James. "Critic's Picks: Chicago"
    Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori.
    Hartford Courant. Dunne, Susan. "Atheneum Showcases Art of Political Paranoia"
    Hartford Advocate. Bisbort, Alan. "Crazy and Gullible"
    Bad At Sports. Holland, Richard. "Deb Sokolow Interview"
    The Culture Trip. Ransom, Jessica. "Fact, Fiction, Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories in the work of Deb Sokolow"
    Visual Art Source. Dluzen, Robin. "Deb Sokolow"
    Chicago Art Review. Reiner, Todd. "Deb Sokolow @ Western Exhibitions"

    2012
    Art:21 Blog. Polson, Jamilee. "Painting with Words, Writing with Pictures"
    Gallerist NY. Russeth, Andrew.
    theartblog.org. Arthurs, Maegan. "Hilarious paranoia in Deb Sokolow’s All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed at Moore"

    2011
    Artforum.com. Droitcour, Brian. “Deb Sokolow: Abrons Art Center”
    Art:21 Blog. Picard, Caroline. "Caution, You Are Being Watched: Deb Sokolow and You"
    ARTnews. Miranda, Carolina A. "Comic Relief"
    Phoenix New Times. Peterson, Sativa. "SMoCA's Latest Exhibit Gives Glimpse Into the Lives of Its Artists"
    Arizona Republic. Nilsen, Richard. "3 exhibits illustrate new vigor at SMoCA"
    Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “An alternative reading list”
    ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “Read the Fine Print”
    Daily Serving. Spurgeon, Marta. "Skip the Trip to the Library"
    WBEZ. Amer, Robin. "Artist Deb Sokolow makes conspiracy theories come alive in graphic style"

    2010
    Artforum.com. Ise, Claudine. “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out”
    ArtinAmerica.com. Oh, Janet. “Production Site MCA Chicago”
    Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “A look inside the artist's studio”
    ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “Chicago's Best of 2010”
    Flavorpill.com. Lund, Karsten. “Daily Dose Pick: Deb Sokolow”
    New City. Golden-McNerney, Regan. “Deb Sokolow”
    ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “Do I want to Believe?”
    Huffington Post. Klein, Paul. “Text Matters”
    Flavorpill. Smigasiewicz, Beatrice. “Editor's Pick: Deb Sokolow”
    Jettison Quarterly. Carter, Kristen. “Making Sense of Our Paranoia with Deb Sokolow.”
    Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “Deb Sokolow”
    ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “The Slant on Deb Sokolow”
    Timeout Chicago. Weinberg, Lauren. “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out”
    Gaper’s Block. Lendman, John. “Inside the Artist's Studio at the MCA”
    New City. Foumberg, Jason. “Review: Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside Out”
    Artnet.com. Velez, Pedro. “Chicago Build Up”

    2009
    Artforum.com. Ise, Claudine. “Critics’ Picks: Heartland”
    Dagens Nyheter. Lind, Maria. “Hjärtpunkten Chicago [At the Heart of Chicago]”
    Chicago Tribune. Viera, Lauren. “Gallery winners from Sokolow, Harrison”
    Beautifuldecay.com. “Deb Sokolow”
    Artslant.com. Gunn, Dan. “Reassessing MiddleCoast Art”
    Timeout Chicago. Weinberg, Lauren. “Heartland”
    Badatsports.com. “Episode 201: Deb Sokolow”
    New City. Calder, Jaime. “Review: Deb Sokolow/Spertus Museum”
    Chicago Tribune. Viera, Lauren. “Artist Deb Sokolow, revealed”
    New City. Foumberg, Jason. “Eye Exam: Smartland”

    2008
    Chicago Tribune. Viera, Lauren. “Ones to watch”
    Kansas City Star. Thorson, Alice. “Kemper mystery exhibit is a you-dunit”
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Schumacher, Mary Louise. “Miranda July meets Mark Lombardi”
    Express Milwaukee. Motlani. Aisha. “Pictorial Paranoia”
    Vital Source. Moriarty, Judith Ann. “Drawing Conclusions”
    Elms, Anthony. Essay for The trouble with people you don’t know
    Timeout Chicago. Mojica, Jason. “Mapping the Self”
    The Lost Review. Velez, Pedro. “Alive and Kicking in Chicago”

    2007
    Artnet. Orden, Abraham.
    Chicago Magazine. Topor, Joanna. “After Paschke”

    2006
    Art Papers. Elms, Anthony. “Deb Sokolow”
    Chicago Sun-Times. Nance, Kevin. “On paper, MCA show is a smash”
    Chicago Tribune. Artner, Alan.
    Centerstage Chicago. Hinkel, Joanne. “Deb Sokolow draws Chicago in”
    New City. Foumberg, Jason.

    2005
    Chicago Tribune. Artner, Alan. “Putting post-9/11 fear on the map: Sokolow’s dark vision at the MCA”
    Art on Paper. Hixson, Kathryn.
    Chicago Tribune. Storch, Charles. “Pirates invade Chicago”
    Chicago Magazine. Wilk, Deborah. “Studio City”
    Chicago Tribune. Artner, Alan. "…Early Adopters…"
    Punk Planet.

    2004
    NYFA Quarterly. “Raves”

    2003
    Chicago Reader. Stamets, Bill. “Deb Sokolow puts herself in the picture”