Deanna Sirlin is an artist and writer from Brooklyn, New York currently living and working outside of Atlanta, Georgia. 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; Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal The Centre for Recent Drawing, London, UK; the Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA. 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. She currrently is an artist-in-residednce for the Midtown Alliance and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Sirlin is Editor-in-Chief of The Art Section.
Sirlin's recent solo exhibition was Wavetable is at 211 East 43rd Street, NYC, NY 10017 and was on view from March 18 through November 14, 2023.