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Deanna Sirlin

Deanna Sirlin is known for an approach to painting that combines color and abstraction, technology, digital information and translation.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Sirlin moved to Atlanta after visiting the city during her solo exhibition at Berry College in 1987. Her recent solo exhibitions include Strata at the Centre of Art and Culture in Évora, Portugal; a major installation; Watermark, at the Crosland Tower Library at Georgia Tech; and Wavelength at Chastain Gallery in Atlanta. Her installation “Borders of Light and Water” was in the exhibition Reflections which was part of the 59th Venice Biennale in Italy.

She has had solo exhibitions of her work in France, Germany, Turkey and the UK. Sirlin’s work is included in the collections of the High Museum, Atlanta; MOCA GA; Shenzhen Art Institute, PR China; Ca Foscari Venezia, Italy; Mark Rothko Centre, Latvia; Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Germany; Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences; Wohnbau Studio, Stuttgart, Germany; Atlanta Gas Light; Georgia Pacific; United Airlines; and State Farm Insurance.

Sirlin received her MFA from Queens College CUNY and her BA is from SUNY Albany. Sirlin often writes about art for The Art Section and Arts ATL. Her book, She’s Got What It takes: American Women Artists in Dialogue was published by Charta Art Books.

Mediums: Canvas and large-scale installations, projections and other media

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