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

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    Foundation Gallery, Norfolk, VA

1985    Sarah Y. Rentschler Gallery, New York City

1985    Long Island University Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

2021    Exhibition: Geo from the Collection of the Mark Rothko Centre Daugavpils, Riga Art Space, Latvia   

2020    Drawing Challenge  I - XXIII, 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, Manny 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    Days oF Awe, 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 Frida, 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    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

2021       Grant, South Arts, Atlanta, GA

2020       Grant, United States Artists, Chicago, IL

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

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       Fulton 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

Troutman-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