Deb Sokolow

Deb Sokolow

Deb Sokolow

All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed, 2012-2013
Graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on paper
44 x 325 in.

b. 1974, Davis, California
Lives and works in Chicago, IL


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Solo Exhibitions

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Matrix 166, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

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

12x12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

The 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
The Drawing Center, New York, NY (catalog)
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany (catalog)
Invisible-Exports, New York, NY

Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Hamburg, Germany
319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Doomsday Film Festival, 92YTribeca, New York, NY
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
FFDG, San Francisco, CA
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Baer Ridgway Projects, San Francisco, CA

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (catalog)
Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA
Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
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

3Arts Club, Chicago, IL
Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

Commissioned Projects for Print

Project for art magazine, Paletten (Sweden), guest-edited by Maria Lind

Comic for Creative Time’s Comics project, curated by Shane Brennan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
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
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

Residencies, Fellowships and Awards

Recipient, Artadia Award (Chicago): The Fund for Art and Dialogue
Artist-in-Residence, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Dale, Norway

International Artists Residency, Art Omi, Ghent, NY

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

Frankel Anderson Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council


The New York Times. Schwendener, Martha. "An Installation of Dirty Politics and Illusion" (Review)
Vitamin D2. Phaidon Press.
The New York Times. Johnson, Ken. "When How It Looks Matters More Than What It Says" (Review)
Modern Art Notes Podcast. Green, Tyler. “Interview: Deb Sokolow” Lee, Nathaniel. “How I Wrote Elastic Man” (Critics' Pick)
Art Ltd. Yood, James. "Critic's Picks: Chicago"
Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. (Review)
Hartford Courant. Dunne, Susan. "Atheneum Showcases Art of Political Paranoia" (Article)
Hartford Advocate. Bisbort, Alan. "Crazy and Gullible" (Review)
Bad At Sports. Holland, Richard. "Deb Sokolow Interview"
The Culture Trip. Ransom, Jessica. "Fact, Fiction, Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories in the work of Deb Sokolow" (Review)

Art:21 Blog. Polson, Jamilee. "Painting with Words, Writing with Pictures" Arthurs, Maegan. "Hilarious paranoia in Deb Sokolow’s All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed at Moore" (Review)

2011 Droitcour, Brian. “Deb Sokolow: Abrons Art Center” (Review)
Art:21 Blog. Picard, Caroline. "Caution, You Are Being Watched: Deb Sokolow and You" (Interview)
ARTnews. Miranda, Carolina A. "Comic Relief" (Article)
Phoenix New Times. Peterson, Sativa. "SMoCA's Latest Exhibit Gives Glimpse Into the Lives of Its Artists" (Review)
Arizona Republic. Nilsen, Richard. "3 exhibits illustrate new vigor at SMoCA" (Review)
Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “An alternative reading list” (Review)
ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “Read the Fine Print” (Review)
Daily Serving. Spurgeon, Marta. "Skip the Trip to the Library" (Review)
WBEZ. Amer, Robin. "Artist Deb Sokolow makes conspiracy theories come alive in graphic style" (Radio/Video Story)

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)
ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “Chicago's Best of 2010” Lund, Karsten. “Daily Dose Pick: Deb Sokolow” (Profile)
New City. Golden-McNerney, Regan. “Deb Sokolow” (Review)
ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “Do I want to Believe?” (Review)
Huffington Post. Klein, Paul. “Text Matters” (Review)
Flavorpill. Smigasiewicz, Beatrice. “Editor's Pick: Deb Sokolow” (Review)
Jettison Quarterly. Carter, Kristen. “Making Sense of Our Paranoia with Deb Sokolow.” (Profile)
Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “Deb Sokolow” (Review)
ArtSlant. Ritchie, Abraham. “The Slant on Deb Sokolow” (Interview)
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)