Deanna Sirlin was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received an MFA from Queens College, CUNY where she studied with Robert Pincus-Witten, Charles Cajori and Benny Andrews. She has received numerous honors, including a Rothko Foundation Symposium Residency, a grant from the United States State Department, a Yaddo Foundation Residency and a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Award for its Art Writing Mentorship Program. She recently received grants From the United States Artist Grants and The Georgia Committee for the The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in Washington, D.C and the Judith Alexander Foundation. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Cini Foundation in Venice, Italy, the Padies Foundation, Lempaut, France, and for the City of Nuremberg, Germany. Sirlin has had solo exhibitions at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy; The Centre for Recent Drawing, London, UK; Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center. Her work has been commissioned for exhibitions at The New Orleans Museum of Art and The Georgia Museum; she was invited by Pawel Althamer to part be of his exhibition at the New Museum, NYC. Sirlin's work has been written about in The London Telegraph Sunday Magazine, Art in America, International Art News, Art Papers Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Digital Art, Southern Living Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Catalyst Magazine, and Flavourpill Magazine/London. Her book, She’s Got What It Takes: American Women Artists in Dialogue was published by Charta Art Books, Milan, Italy and NYC in 2013.
Sirlin's current solo exhibition is Wavetable is at 211 East 43rd Street, NYC, NY 10017 and is on view through August 13, 2023. The building is open 24/7.