Deb Sokolow is an artist and writer whose text-driven drawings include both serious and comical speculation into the details of shadowy histories, manipulative individuals of influence, organizational brainwashing and alternate trajectories of the lives of geniuses. Her work has been included in the 4th Athens Biennale in Greece and in other group exhibitions at the Drawing Center in New York, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen in Germany, Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Solo exhibitions include the Abrons Art Center in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.
Sokolow’s drawings have been reproduced for Creative Time’s Comics project, for Swedish art magazine, Paletten, and in Vitamin D2, a survey on contemporary drawing. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Thomas J Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Sokolow is a recipient of an Artadia award and residencies at Art Omi and Nordic Artists’ Centre in Norway. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004.debsokolow.com,