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School of Visual Arts, MFA, New York, NY, 1996 – 1998

San Francisco Art Institute, BFA Sculpture, San Francisco, CA, 1988 – 1992

Repin Institute of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1991



Solo Exhibitions:


2023:    White Rabbit, AHA fine art, New York, NY

             Embroidered Morphologies, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

2018:    Evolution: Ursus americanus, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2014:    Solo Show, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica NY

2013:    Taxonomy, Packer Schopf, Chicago, IL

2011:    LZ Project Space, New York, NY

2009:    Roost, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL



Selected Group Exhibitions:


2024:    Among Friends, Metaphor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2023:    South Brooklyn Salon, Thomas VanDyke Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Art on Paper, AHA Fine Art, New York, NY

             Lagomorphs: Rabbits and Hares in Contemporary Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2022:    Among Friends, Equity Gallery, New York, NY

              Seattle Art Fair, Marloe Gallery, Seattle, WA

2021:    Secret of the Friendly Woods, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

             Viva La Memento Mori: A reminder of life and mortality, AHA Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2020:    Foley Windows October through December 2020, Group Show, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2019:    Hey Look Us Over!, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

             Bear/Bare With Me: Altered States, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2018:    Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

             Unnatural Selection, Plaxall Gallery, Queens, NY

             Neo-Victorians, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

             Outbreak, National Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian, Washington DC


2017:    Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

             Dark and Stormy Night, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

             Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, NY

             Art Aspen, Aspen, CO

             Portal Art Fair, New York, NY


2016:    The Hunt-The Prey-The Spirit, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

             Appetite for Destruction, Wassaic, NY

             Resurrection!, Aron Packer Projects, Chicago, IL

             The Animals, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA

             Bird in Hand, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

             Methods of Collecting, Esther Klein Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA


2015:    HEY! modern art & pop culture ACT III, La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France

             Art from the Boros III, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York, NY

             What Does Art Add, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

             HOME, Distillery Gallery, Jersey City, NJ


2014:    Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

             The Meek Shall Inherit, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

             HOME, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Appolonian/Dionyssian : the restraints of freedom, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA


2013:    Context/Art Miami, Packer Schopf Gallery, Miami, FL

             ANIMATOPOÆA: A MOST PECULIAR (POST MODERN) BESTIARY, Galleries at Cleveland State University, OH


2012:    Creature, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

             BoxoFFICE Projects, New York, NY


2011:    Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY

             A Live Animal, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


2010:    Animal Instinct, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

             Creatures Great and Small, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

             Coyote Pursues performed at Labapalooza!, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

             SPECULATION(ELATION)3: VISIONS OF LIFE, LAND AND LETTERS, Parson’s Hall Project Space, Holyoke, MA


2009:    D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, NY

             Once Upon a Time and Now, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

             Creatures Great and Small, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray, KY

             Seaworthy for Spring 09, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2008:    Wild Life/Wildlife, Mt. Ida Gallery, Newton, MA

             Studio Visit, Open Studio Press

             Focus on Nature XI, New York State Museum, Albany, NY


2007:    Punchbowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York, NY

             Salad Bar, Magnolia Earth Center, Brooklyn, NY


2006:    Mad Cow: Absurdity and Anxiety in Contemporary Culture, NURTUREart, NY

             Neubees, The Rider Project, New York, NY


2005:    Animal Tales, DFN Gallery, New York, NY


2004:    Conceptual Realism, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Affordable Art Fair, Frey Norris Gallery, New York, NY

             Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             IV Centuries of Birds, Clarke Galleries, New York, NY

             New American Paintings, Northeast Competition

             Focus on Nature VIII, New York State Museum, Albany, NY


2003:    REMIX, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York, NY


2002:    Paper 2003, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York, NY

             The Art of Oil, The Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

             20/02, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Small Works, 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY


2001:    augustArt 2001, Rawspace, New York, NY


2000:    Wunderkammer: Wonderworks, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             New Jersey Center for Visual Arts International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for

             Visual Arts, Summit, NJ


1999:    The Passion/Passions of Art, Richard Anderson, New York, NY



1998:    Small Works, 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY

             Thesis Show, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

             Group Show, Westside Gallery, New York, NY




Lectures and Teaching Positions:


             5 Max, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2020

             5 Max Part 2, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2020

             Mohawk Valley Community College, 2011, 2013

             RUSH visiting teaching artist October 2008 - present

             Marymount College, lecture October 2008

             Opossum lecture for Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estates, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, 2008






            Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat Creative Residency, Fellowship, 2022           

            Wassaic Project, Silkscreen residency, 2021

            Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, 2013-2014

            Sculpture Space, 2013

            Sculpture Space, 2011

            Vermont Studio Center, January 2003




Awards and Fellowships:


          Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, 2022         

          Nomination for Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, 2016

          Cultural Space Subsidy Award, 2015-2017

          Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 2003

          Partial Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2003

          Honorable Mention, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts International Juried Show,

              Dan Cameron, juror, 2000  

         Jurors Award, Small Works, Ealan Wingate, juror, 1998

         Merit Scholarships, School of Visual Arts, 1996, 1997

         John and Earlene Taylor Scholarship for Figurative Sculpture, 1991








LePique, Annette, “Toys are Us: Deborah Simon’s Embroidered Morphologies at the International Museum of Surgical Science”,

Sixty Inches from Center, 2/3/23

Bell, Ellen, “animal instinct”, Embroidery Magazine, July/August 2021

Vannier, Charlotte, “Threads, Contemporary Embroidered Art”, Thames & Hudson, London, England, 2019

Vannier, Charlotte, “De Fil En Aiguille, La broderie dans l’art contemporain”, Pyramyd, Paris, France, 2018

Rico, Sergio, “Art Review: ‘Dark and Stormy Night’ The Contemporary Goth”, February 15, 2018

Uszerowicz, Monica, “Timely, Exciting Work by Women Artists at Miami Art Week”, Hyperallergic, Decenber 11, 2017

Steinhauer, Jillian, “Passing Through Portal, an Unpretentious Art Fair in Soho”, Hyperallergic, May 3, 2017.

Smith, Andy, “Deborah Simon’s ‘Flayed’ Bears Reflect on Human, Animal Relationships”, Hi Fructose, March 17, 2017.

Richard, Anne, “Deborah Simon”, HEY! modern art & pop culture, 4 Degrees Art, Fall 2016

Marston-Reid, Linda, “’Appetite for Destruction’ shows artists’ scope”, Poughkeepsie Journal, September 7, 2016

Huang, Eric, “Bird in the Hand: A flurry of feathers”, The Stanford Daily, January 29, 2016

“HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture/Act III”, The Trend Mix, September, 23, 2015

“HEY! Act III à la Halle Saint Pierre: géniale exposition!”, United States of Paris, September 18, 2015

“Halle Saint Pierre: rendez-vous pour l’Act III de la revue HEY!”, Les Nautes de Paris, September 24, 2015

Schwartz, Chip, “Painted Bride’s creative cacophony between reason and emotion”, Knight Arts,, October 7, 2014

Richard, Anne, “Deborah Simon”, HEY! modern art & pop culture, Issue #19, Fall 2014

Chalmers, Jamie, “The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Deborah Simon”, Mr X Stitch Contemporary embroidery & Needlecraft,, April 17, 2014

Gaio, Camila, “Com os órgãos expostos”, Casa Vogue Brazil,, January, 7, 2014

Pires, Kevin, “Deborah Simon’s Terrifyingly Realistic Sculptures of Bears”, Flavorwire,, December 17, 2013

“Staging Ground Interviews Deborah Simon”, Staging Ground Magazine, December 15, 2013

Azzarello, Nina, “deborah simon embroiders the furless anatomy of bears”,, December, 12, 2013

Gutierrez, Jene, “Deborah Simon’s Incredibly Realistic Sculptures Reveal Internal Systems of Bears”, Beautiful, December 13, 2013

Davis, Lauren, “Stuffed bear sculptures embroidered with anatomical designs”,, December 15, 2013

Gilbert, Cat, “An Interview with Deborah Simon”, 22 Magazine, May 18, 2011

Salas, Rafael Salas, “Review:’Animal Instincts’ at the Kohler”, Journal Interactive, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 29, 2010

Braun, Lauren, “Spotlight on…Deborah Simon”, Paper Tiger, May 25, 2011

Hewitt, Rachael M., “Roost”. Proximity. April 9, 2009

Weinberg, Lauren, “Deborah Simon, Roost”. Time Out Chicago. Issue 205, Jan-Feb 4, 2009

Strange Closets, “Artist Spotlight…Deborah Simon at Packer Schopf Gallery”. January 19, 2009

Chicago Reader, Critic’s Pick. January 8, 2009

Reiger, Christopher. “Deborah Simon”. Hungry Hyaena,  July 28, 2006.

Rosenfield Lafo, Rachel. Juror’s Comments. New American Paintings, Book #50 – 2004, Northeast Edition. Open Studio Press, Boston, MA. 2004

Cameron, Dan. Juror statement for International Juried Show 2000. New Jersey

Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ 2000

Bishoff, Dan. "Off-center humor pervades photo-heavy Summit show". The Sunday

Star-Ledger (February 13, 2000).



In Print:


              Intergalactic, Single front and back cover, Beastie Boys, 1998

              Hamster I – front cover

              Hamster II – back cover

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