MFA Painting, Queens College of The City University of New York

BA cum laude Art, The State University of New York at Albany


Individual Exhibitions

2021   So Far: Paintings, Chastain Arts Center, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta, GA

2020   Strata, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal

2019   Variation, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, GA

2018   Translucence, Gallery 72, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta, GA

2015   Honeycomb, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA

2015   Upended, Neuer Worpsweder Kunstverein, Worpswede, Germany

2012   Emergency Orange, M55 Art, LIC, NY

2012   Under and Over, BOA gallery Atlanta, GA

2009   Everything is Optional, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA

2006   Circling. Centre for Recent Drawing, London, UK

2006   Red Eye Love, Plus Gallery, Denver CO

2006   Notes to Self, Ferst Center for the Arts, GA Tech, Atlanta GA

2005   It’s All In My Head, Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport, Atlanta GA

2005   Up to My Eyeballs Ty Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004   Gestures, Antalya Cultur Centre, Antalya. Turkey

2004   New Work, Ty Stokes Gallery, Atlanta. GA

2003   New Work, Saltworks Gallery,Atlanta, GA

2002   The Arrangement of Things, Coach Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001   Punto di Fuga [Vanishing Point], Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice,

2000   After Painting, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX

1999   Retracings, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1999   Retracing Retracing , Resource Forum, Atlanta, GA

1999   Into the Blue, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

1998   In Retrospect: Paintings From the Last Decade, Buckhead Plaza, Atlanta

1996   Quaternity, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1995   Forecasts, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA with catalogue-traveled to

           Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN

           Hudgins Center, Duluth, GA

1994 Between Heaven and Earth, The Autrey Mill Project, Alpharetta, GA.

1993 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1989 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

1988 Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA

1987 Omni Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1987 Berry College, Rome, GA

1986 Philip Morris Gallery, Richmond, VA

1986 Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

1986 Double Gallery, Norfolk, VA

1985 Sarah Y. Rentschler Gallery, New York City

1985 Long Island University Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1985 Foundation Gallery, Norfolk, VA

1983 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

1993 The Studio School and Gallery, Johnson City, NY

1981 Smedley’s Gallery, Ithaca, NY

1981 Willard Straight Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Group Exhibitions

2020  Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020  Drawing Challenge  I - XII, Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC, New York

2017  Group Show, Ille Arts, Amagansett, New York

2017  Unanswered Letter with Lenka Clayton, Fabric Workshop And Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2016  Painting Symposium, Mark Rothko Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia​

2016  Academy/Academia Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

2015  Rooted, Many Cantor Center, New York City, NY

2015   Selections from the Permanent Collection, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

2014   The New Museum, New York, NY. Draftsmen’s Congress. with Pawel Althamer

2013   kleineaberKunst, Neuer Worpsweder Kunstverein, Worpswede, Germany

2012   Billboard Project, Atlanta, GA

2011   C-Flow, Elevate Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA

2011   Flux Projects, Atlanta, GA

2010   5 +15 + 5, Ateilerhaus Bahnhof Sagehorn, Oyten, Germany

2010   From Padies, Galerie 22, Toulouse, France

2009   Majestic Sunrise, The Rialto ,Atlanta, GA

2007   Genius Loci, Soranzo Cappello Palace, Venice, Italy

2007   Viva Frieda, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007   Drawings, City Gallery East , Atlanta, GA

2006   Color, Space 301 , Mobile, Alabama

2005   Drawing Conclusions, Rialto curated by Karen Comer Lowe , Atlanta

2004   Shenzhen Biennial, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, PR China

2004   Multiple Views, Madelyn Jordan Fine Arts, Scarsdale , NY

2002   Shenzhen Biennial, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, PR China

2002   Kunsthaus Invitational, Heidenheim, Germany

2001   New Orleans Triennial,Installation, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA

2000   Collaborating Couples, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

1997   Tragic Wake: The Legacy of Slavery and the African Diaspora in Contemporary American Art,             

           Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC  

1996  Grace and Violence, Olympic Village, Atlanta, GA

1996  Gone With the Wind, Taboo, Chastain Gallery, City of Atlanta

1994  Kay Garvey Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994  Martha Keats Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1993  GreenSpace, Nexus Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary), Atlanta, GA;                   

1992  Atlanta Biennial, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta,

1988  Bowery Gallery, New York City

1987  Vistas: The Panoramic Landscape, GW Einstein Gallery, NYC, NY

1987  Landscape, 22 Wooster Street, New York City

1986  New York Artists Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA

1986  Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (two-person)

1985  Faculty Show, Muscarelle Museum, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

1985  Four Artists on Paper, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

1985  Small Works Invitational, Bowery Gallery, NYC

1984  BFM Gallery, NYC, NY

1984  New Scapes: Land and City/States of Mind, One Penn Plaza, NYC

1982  Wells College, Aurora, NY

1982  Goldwin Ternback Museum, Flushing, Queens, NY


2013 She’s Got What It Takes: American Women Artists in Dialogue. Published

          by Charta Art Books, Milan, Italy.


2018  Deanna Sirlin: New Collages  in  Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire published by the        

          Institute of African American Affairs at New York University, New York, NY

Collaborative Projects

Lenka Clayton, Unanswered Letter, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA 2017

Vinnie Murphy, The Vincent Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1991

Chris Kraus, Readings From The Diaries of Hugo Ball ,St Marks Poetry Project , NYC, NY 1983

Ronald Tavel set design and installation “The Understudy” Cornell University Ithaca, NY 1980


Grants and Honors

2020       Grant, United States Artists, Chicago, IL

2020       Grant, Georgia Chapter of  The National Museum of Women in the Arts

2020       Grant, Judith Alexander Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia

2020       Nexus Fund, Atlanta, Georgia

2019       Artist in Residence, City of Alpharetta, Georgia

2019       Artist in Residence, CINI Foundation, Venice, Italy

2017       Individual Artist Grant, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia

2016       State Department Grant, United States of America

2016       Rothko Foundation International Painting Symposium Artist in Residence

2012       Mini-Grant, City of Milton, GA to make art with the community

2010       Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Award for Art Writing Mentor

               Program working with Hayden Herrera

2009       Artist in Residence, Padies Chateau, Lempaut , France

2008       Futlon County Arts Council, Small And Emerging Arts Organizations Grant

2002       Artist in Residence, Nuremberg, Germany

2002       Artist in Residence ,Kunsthaus Project- Heidenheim, Germany

2002       Artist in Communities Grant, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta

1994       Individual Artist Grant, Georgia Council for the Arts

1992       Artist Project Grant, BCA, City of Atlanta

1987       Artists’ Space Grant, New York City

1983       Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, NY


Selected Collections

Mark Rothko Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

Shenzhen Insitute of Fine Arts, Shenzhen, PR China

Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy

Kunsthaus Nürnberg,Nürnberg ,Germany

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA

Atlanta Gas Light, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Pacific, Atlanta, GA

United Airlines, Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C.

General Electric, Atlanta, GA

CSX Corporation, Richmond, VA

Southern Progressive, Birmingham, AL

THW and Associates, San Diego, CA

Penny McCall Foundation, New York, NY

McKinsey and Co., Atlanta, GA

Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Citihome Developers, Atlanta, GA

Trouttman-Sanders, Atlanta, GA

Childress Klein, Atlanta, GA

Hewitt and Associates, Atlanta, GA

Larson-Juhl, Atlanta, GA

Colorchrome, Atlanta,GA

Casas, Benjamin, and White LLC Atlanta, GA

Wells Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

Georgia Power, Atlanta, GA

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

Herman Miller, Atlanta, GA

Pope and Land, Atlanta, GA

Cousins Properties, Atlanta, GA

State Farm, Dunwoody, GA