Deborah Mastersdeborahmasters@MSN.com


CURRENT EXHIBITS

 
  • In the Garden, 5 Public Sculptures
    Brooklyn Campus, LIU, Brooklyn, Flatbush & Dekalb Avenues, June 7 - October 31, 2008.

 

  • Haverstraw: Frida, The Hudson River Sculpture Trail, Haverstraw Landing, Haverstraw NY

 

  • New Orleans: Travelers, Audubon Park, Park Entrance across from Loyola & Tulane, 2007

 

  • Cyclone, Long Island University
    Brooklyn Campus, LIU, Brooklyn, Flatbush & Dekalb Avenues, June 7-October 31, 2007

 

  • Walking New York, JFK Airport, Terminal 4 Immigration Hall, NYC (this piece can only be seen when coming back to NYC through Terminal 4. If you have a group that would like to visit this installation, please email the artist 6 months in advance

 

 

 

EDUCATION and PRIZES

 

Rome, 2 years work in sculpture

1979-1981

New York Studio School, MFA Equivalent

1977-1979

B.F.A. Bryn Mawr College, Cum Laude

1974

Best Public Art of 2001 for "Walking New York", 8.5' x 350' relief murals,

2002

-JFK Airport Terminal 4, by the Municipal Arts Society, New York

 

ONE PERSON SHOWS

Long Island University, "In the Garden, 5 Public Sculptures,” Brooklyn, NY

2008

Sculpture for New Orleans, “Travelers”, Audubon Park, New Orleans, LA

2008

Storm King Art Center, "Travelers" and "Big Head", Mountainville, NY

2007

Brooklyn Public Library, Crossing Brooklyn, "Angel Drawing in Crown Heights", NY

2003

Smack Mellon Gallery, Sacred Matter, "Lost and Found Souls", Brooklyn

2002

Maurice Arlos Gallery, "Revelations", New York

2002

L.I.U., Salena Gallery, "Coney Island Reliefs, Out of Storage", Brooklyn, N.Y.

2001

Biblioteca Nationale, "Angels in Conflict", Drawings from the Book, Turin, Italy

1997

The Queens Museum, Bulova Space, Queens, N.Y.

1996

Retrospective, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.

1994

LedisFlam Gallery, New York

1993-1994

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa.

1993

Brooklyn Union Gas, Brooklyn, NY

1992

Humboldt State University, Humboldt, Ca.

1990

LedisFlam Gallery, New York

1990

Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York

1990

LedisFlam Gallery, New York

1988

Gallerie Hirondelle, New York

1987

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

Queens Museum, Bullova, 475 Kent Lives, Queens

2008

Your Documents Please, “What is my Name?”, Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan & ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan, Gallery 2B, Budapest, Hungary, & Galeria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia

2008

The Maquette Show, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, La

2008

Ellenville Spirits, 10 on 10, Ellenville, NY

2007

Sculpture Invitational, "Big Jeff, Piero's Jesus, & Aaron", Columbus, Indiana

2006-2007

Hudson River Sculpture Trail, "Frida", Haverstraw Landing, NY

2006

"NYSS Drawings by Sculptors", Sculptors' Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2006

"New Hope Arts Outdoor Sculpture Show", Manhattan Bridge and Jacob Riis Park Reliefs

2006

"Bodies and Spirits", "Urban Talismen", Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA

2006

"Haverford College Art Faculty", Haverford, PA

2005

"Changing Tides", Municipal Arts Society, New York

2005

"Merry", Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn

2004-2005

Art for Animals, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn

2002

Art & Performance by Women, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, N.Y.

2001

Head of a Woman, Bridgeport Sculpture Park, Bridgeport, Conn.

2000

Heads (Jesse, Frida, and the Snake Lady), Corporate Center, Trenton, NJ

2000

The Bond Market, "Drawings and Paintings", New York

1999

Rotunda Gallery, "Reading Between the Lines", Artists Book Show, Brooklyn

1998

Brooklyn Museum, "New Acquisitions," Brooklyn

1997

Connecticut Sculpture Park, Indian Head, Washington, Conn.

1997

Reunion, "The Role of Paper," Long Island University, Brooklyn

1997

Sculpture Center Benefit, New York

1997

Socrates Sculpture Park, Watching, L.I.C.,

1997

Biblioteca Nationale, "Donna D'Arte e Di Carta", Turin, Italy

1996

Monique Knowlton, Group Show, New York

1996

The Sculpture Center at Long Island University, Brooklyn

1995

MTA Arts for Transit, Paine Webber Gallery, and the Museum at Stony Brook

1995

"The Crime Show", Solo Impressions Gallery, New York

1994

"The 2nd Dimension: Sculptors' Drawings", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

1993

"Women at War", LedisFlam Gallery, New York

1993

Deborah Masters/Hollis Jeffcoat, Marie St. Pierre Gallerie, Montreal, Canada

1992-1993

Drawing in New York, LedisFlam Gallery, New York

1992

The Incinerator Project, Main Street Windows, Brooklyn

1992

"Exposed", Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

1991

"Art at Gateway", Circle, The Prudential, Newark, New Jersey

1990

"Sculptors Draw the Nude," Louise Ross Gallery, New York

1990

"In Honor of Mary", Bill Bace Gallery, New York

1990

"Issues of Humanity," Department of Cultural Affairs, New York

1990

Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, The Dark Side of the Moon, Installation, Staten Island

1989

"In A Dark Vein", The Sculpture Center, New York

1989

"Urban Figures", Circle, The Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris, New York

1989

Pond Virgins, "The Sculpture Walk," Prospect Park, Brooklyn

1988

"The Blue Angel Show", Curated by Juli Carson, at Longwood Gallery, The Bronx, Birmingham, Alabama, A.I.R. Gallery, New York

1988

In the Garden, The Gas Station at 2B, New York

1987

Art for Money, Arte et Industrie, Aids Benefit

1986

"Endangered Species Show", The Puck Building

1986

"Oppression/Expression," Curated by Leon Golub and Lowery Simms,

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

1986

"Wings Over Brooklyn," The Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

1986

Angel in Flight, Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn

1985

"Flight of the Raven", a collaborative project with Carlyle Brown, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Battery Park, New York

1985

Mimes and Miniatures, Curated by Dore Ashton, BACA, Brooklyn

1984

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Long Island University

The Port Authority

The Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Union Gas

Penn State at Middletown

California State University at Long Beach

California State University at Chico

MTA. Ocean Parkway Viaduct, Coney Island

Harrisburg Department of Parks (Reservoir Park), City of Harrisburg, Pa.

Harrisburg Pennsylvania YWCA

 

COMMISSIONS

"Jesse", East Brunswick, New Jersey 2005

Immigration Hall Reliefs, Walking New York, JFK International Airport Terminal 4, 2001

The Cyclone, Long Island University Sculpture Garden, Brooklyn, NY, 2001

Coney Island Reliefs, MTA, 1992-96 (sculpture to be installed in the year 2005)

Indian Head, Nantucket, Mass. 1999

Watching, Harrisburg, Pa., 1997

Florence, Harrisburg, Pa., 1997

Lake Bracciano, Saratoga, NY, 1996

Death Mask, Anza, California, 1996

Reservoir Park, Park Mother, Harrisburg, Pa., 1992-1993

Three Sisters, California State University at Chico, California 1990-1991

The Monolith Project and Sculpture Garden, CSU Chico, Ca. 1990-1991

Three Backs, Washington, Conn., 1990

Angel in Flight, Penn State Sculpture Garden, Middletown, Pa.

Male Mask, Nantucket, Mass. 1988

Jesse, Nantucket, Mass. 1988

Mask I, Chappaqua, New York, 1983

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/PUBLICATIONS

The New York Times, Down by the River, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006

The Journal News, Trail of Riverside Artwork to debut in Haverstraw, 9-26-06

The Philidelfphia Inquirer, Haverford College "Bodies & Spirits", Haverford, PA,
-Victoria Donahue, 5-5-06

"Bodies Beautiful", Main LIne Arts & Antiques, 3-06

The New Zealand Herald, X-rated Jesus Given Face-Saving, 4-24-01

"Crossing Brooklyn The Greenline, 1-2003

The Washington Post, Dumbo, A Blank Canvas September 4, 2002

Holland Cotter, Karen Dolmanisth and Deborah Masters, The New York Times, April 2001

Awards, Art in America, April 2002

Ronald Smothers, Making Dwell Time Fly a Little Faster, The New York Times, April 2001

Cathy Liebowitz, Public Art in New JFK Terminal, Art in America, June 2001

Jonathan Goodman, Deborah Masters: Revelations, Sculpture Magazine, Summer 2003

Parquerette Villeneuve, Une Americain a New York, Vie Des Arts, Summer 2001

Lilly Wei, Art in America, Deborah Masters at Smack Mellon and Maurice Arlos, February 2003

On Paper, Book Review, by Nancy Princenthal, January 1997

Film: "The Politics if Creation: The Coney Island Project", JPL, Pennsylvania, 1997

"ANGELS IN CONLFLICT", Artist's Book of Drawings, DisegnoDiverso, Turin, Italy 1996

"The Coney -Island Reliefs", by Bonnie Schwartz, Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, 1996

"Libra Donne D'Arte e Di Carta", Catalogue, Paola Gribaudo, Giuliana Cerrato, Silvan Nota,

-Edizione d'Arte, Fratelli Pozzo, Turin, 1996

"City Sculpture" Catalogue, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, 1996

"Six Sculptors", Catalogue, Marion Griffiths, LIU, New York 1996

Gary Miller, The Patriot News, "Boy Versus Nature", Harrisburg, PA, November 21, 1996

Film: "Report from Red Hook, Deborah Masters & the Coney Island Project", No. Volume I,

-John Buchanan, New York, 1995

Arts, The Concordiensis, "Ongoing Figurative Issues", Schenectedy, Feb. 24, 1995

Victoria Donahue, The Philadelphia Enquirer, "A Mysterious Gravity", June 12, 1994

Ralph Vigoda, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery", Sept. 1994

Le Devoir, L'Entrevue", L'Architecte du Corps", Montreal, Canada, May 30, 1994

Greenpoint Independent Eagle, "Three Moons, A Fountain", January 1994

Kramer, Linda Konheim, "The Second Dimension: Twentieth-Century Sculptors' Drawings from

the Brooklyn Museum Collection", Catalogue, June 25, 1993

Ruth Bass, Art News, "Women at War", November 1993

Harrisburg Patriot News, "A New Sculpture in Reservoir Park", September 19, 1993

UPI, Allentown News, "Deborah Masters, A Sculptor Returns", September 1993

Elizabeth Hess, "Covert Action: Women at War", Village Voice, March 9, 1993

Sheila McKenna, "Brooklyn Profile/Deborah Masters", New York Newsday, Friday May 8, 1992

Nancy Princenthal, Art in America, Review, March 1992

Film Project, CSU CHICO, "Deborah Masters & The Monolith Project", Video, May 1991

Chuck Twardy, "Art in Exposed isn't X-Rated", The Orlando Sentinel, October 14, 1990

Robert Mahoney, Review "Deborah Masters at LedisFlam & Gracie Mansion Galleries", Arts, April 1990

Arlene Raven, "Women in Command-Deborah Masters", The Village Voice, Jan. 17, 1990

Kim Levin, Voice Choice, Village Voice, January 24, 1990

Robert Mahoney, "Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival", Arts, November 1989

Michael Brenson, "Sculpture for Troubled Places", The New York Times, October 15, 1989

Genia Gould "Artist Profile: Deborah Masters", The Greenline, March 1989

Michael Brenson "Beyond Slickneww, Sculptors get Back to Basics", New York Times, 3-3-89

Nancy Ramsey, "Goings on About Town: Art" The New Yorker, March 20, 1989

Elizabeth Egbert, Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, Catalogue, June 1989

Ben Fishman, "It's Not Easy to Bring Art to the Park", The Phoenix, October 13, 1988

Michael Brenson, "Blue Angel: The Decline of Sexual Stereotypes in Post-Feminist Sculpture",

The New York Times, April 1, 1988

Juli Carson, The Decline of Sexual Stereotypes in Post-Feminist Sculpture, Catalogue, Bronx Arts Council, 1987

Lowery Sims, Opression/Expression, Catalogue, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 1986

 

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