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2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts
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DEBORAH ZLOTSKY



I connect visual fragments, accumulating and combining parts that don’t seem to go together. From the logical illogic of my decision-making, a lopsided system develops in each painting or tapestry. Eventually, the provisional nature of connecting fragments, of processing and attempting to create order, leads to something equally convergence and non-sequitur. For me, this process parallels the way history, memory, and cognition evolve through the accumulation of actions and reactions. In a 2017 catalog essay, Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, wrote “Deborah Zlotsky’s paintings are, at their essence, a convergence: of Renaissance images and pop art, of the past and present, of science fiction and reality, of physicality and illusion.”

Zlotsky is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Robischon Gallery in Denver, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi in New York. She is the recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2012 and 2018, she received New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowships in Painting. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Geoffrey Young Gallery, McKenzie Fine Art, Pierogi, Dolby Chadwick Gallery and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, among others. Zlotsky’s work is in many public and private collections and she has had recent residency fellowships at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Zlotsky has a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Delmar, NY and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI where she is an Associate Professor of Experimental and Foundation Studies.


Interview with Kate Mothes, Young Space
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Interview with Stacia Yeapanis, OPP
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