Central to my work are themes of TRAVEL (Wandering, migration, exploration, voyage, movement) and HOME. Home and Travel are linked in interesting ways: One connotes stability and rooted ness and the other is fluid, moving and 'free'. They also seem to contain each other (home is a place one MUST leave, but you can never fully LEAVE as you always carry your home with you…). Does home refer to the place where you were born or raised or is it a feeling of belonging and contentedness? Is it possible to think of ‘Home’ not as a space, but a state of mind?
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised in Israel, Deborah Wasserman is currently living and working in Queens, NY. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Deborah Wasserman has received grants from the Experimental Television Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Aljira Center for the Arts and the America-Israel cultural foundation. Her work has been exhibited in the USA, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel, in such venues as The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Tel Aviv Museum of the Arts, The World Wide Video Festival, White Columns, Gale Gates Gallery, GenArt and A.I.R gallery.