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Deb Sokolow

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Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016 Men
Western Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL (upcoming)
Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL 
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 
Inova [Institute of Visual Arts], Milwaukee, WI
40000, Chicago, IL
Polvo, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Baer Ridgway Projects, San Francisco, CA
Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA 
Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aftermodern, San Francisco, CA 
Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 
Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Rudolph Projects, Houston, TX
Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
3Arts Club, Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute Gallery 2, Chicago, IL


Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Daniel Boone Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist Lectures, Projects, Residencies and Fellowships

Residency, Art Omi, Ghent, NY
Comics Commission, Creative Time, New York, NY 
Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Chicago, IL
Works-in-Progress Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 
Smart Museum Artist-in-Residence, Daniel Boone Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School, Chicago, IL
Panelist, Contemporary Artists and Issues, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, University of California, Davis, CA 
Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 
Frankel Anderson Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
Artists Connect Lecture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 
Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council


2004 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996 BFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2010 Ise, Claudine. “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out” (Review) Oh, Janet. “Production Site MCA Chicago” (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “A look inside the artist's studio” (Review) Lund, Karsten. “Daily Dose Pick: Deb Sokolow” (Profile)
Timeout Chicago. Weinberg, Lauren. “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out” (Review)
Gaper’s Block. Lendman, John. “Inside the Artist's Studio at the MCA” (Review)
New City. Foumberg, Jason. “Review: Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside Out” (Review) Velez, Pedro. “Chicago Build Up” (Review)
2009 Ise, Claudine. “Critics’ Picks: Heartland” (Review)
Dagens Nyheter. Lind, Maria. “Hjärtpunkten Chicago [At the Heart of Chicago]” (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Viera, Lauren. “Gallery winners from Sokolow, Harrison” (Review) “Deb Sokolow” (Interview) Gunn, Dan. “Reassessing MiddleCoast Art” (Review)
Timeout Chicago. Weinberg, Lauren. “Heartland” (Review) “Episode 201: Deb Sokolow” (Interview)
New City. Calder, Jaime. “Review: Deb Sokolow/Spertus Museum” (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Viera, Lauren. “Artist Deb Sokolow, revealed” (Review)
New City. Foumberg, Jason. “Eye Exam: Smartland” (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Viera, Lauren. “Ones to watch” (Profile)
Kansas City Star. Thorson, Alice. “Kemper mystery exhibit is a you-dunit” (Review)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Schumacher, Mary Louise. “Miranda July meets Mark Lombardi” (Review)
Express Milwaukee. Motlani. Aisha. “Pictorial Paranoia” (Review)
Vital Source. Moriarty, Judith Ann. “Drawing Conclusions” (Review)
Elms, Anthony. Essay for The trouble with people you don’t know
Timeout Chicago. Mojica, Jason. “Mapping the Self” (Review)
The Lost Review. Velez, Pedro. “Alive and Kicking in Chicago” (Profile)
Artnet. Orden, Abraham. (Review)
Chicago Magazine. Topor, Joanna. “After Paschke” (Profile)
Art Papers. Elms, Anthony. “Deb Sokolow” (Review)
Chicago Sun-Times. Nance, Kevin. “On paper, MCA show is a smash” (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Artner, Alan. (Review)
Centerstage Chicago. Hinkel, Joanne. “Deb Sokolow draws Chicago in” (Profile)
New City. Foumberg, Jason. (Profile)
Chicago Tribune. Artner, Alan. “Putting post-9/11 fear on the map: Sokolow’s dark vision at the MCA” (Review)
Art on Paper. Hixson, Kathryn. (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Storch, Charles. “Pirates invade Chicago” (Profile)
Chicago Magazine. Wilk, Deborah. “Studio City” (Profile)
Chicago Tribune. Artner, Alan. "…Early Adopters…" (Review)
Punk Planet (Reproduction)
NYFA Quarterly. “Raves” (Review)
Chicago Reader. Stamets, Bill. “Deb Sokolow puts herself in the picture” (Profile)

Recent Exhibits

Deb Sokolow participated in these exhibits:

May, 2016 Century Safe (Chicago)
Roman Susan
Jun, 2015 Ha Ha! Business!
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Jan, 2015 The world is mystical, dangerous and delicious
Western Exhibitions
Sep, 2014 Artadia's 15th Anniversary Exhibition
Longhouse Projects
Jun, 2014 We do what we like and we like what we do
Western Exhibitions
Nov, 2013 Drawing Time, Reading Time
The Drawing Center
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