b. Kingston, Jamaica 1978
2021 TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair, Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH (Curated by Joseph L. Underwood and Tameka Ellington)
SHAPESHIFTERS: a film program for Black Refractions, Frye Art Museum (Curated by Black Cinema Collective)
Deborah Anzinger: An Unlikely Birth, Institute of Contemporary Art,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Curated by Daniella Rose King)**
The Other Side of Now, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL (Curated by María Elena Ortiz and Marsha Pearce)
Resisting Paradise, Pública, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Curated by Marina Reyes Franco)
2018 Erosion, Sargent's Daughters, NY**
TAILBONE, 47 Canal gallery, New York, New York (Curated by Henry Murphy and Tenaya Izu)
2017 No Commission, The Dean Collection + Bacardi, Miami
Full Service_________, Five Years, London
Elaine, let's get the hell out of here, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, New York
The Coverly Set, Sargent's Daughters, New York, New York
Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica (Catalogue)**
2016 The Observer and the Observed: Heino Schmid + Deborah Anzinger, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau,The Bahamas
Meatballs, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine (Curated by Carl Ostendarp)
Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK (Catalogue)
2015 Field Notes: Extracts, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Holly Bynoe)
Freak Dancing, Popop, Nassau, The Bahamas
Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica (Catalogue)
Washington, DC (Curated by Nicole Smythe-Johnson)
After the Flood, Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas (Curated by Holly Bynoe)
2013 New Roots. National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica**
Mint Condition. Outer Space, Washington, DC
Natural Histories. National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
iMotion. Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC
2012 Transformer Auction. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
One of Five. Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC
Nineteen Ways of Looking at a Painting. Porch Projects, Washington, DC
(Curated by Mariah Johnson)
Paint on Known. Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
2011 Part and Parcel. The Fridge, Washington, DC
New Beginnings. George Mason University, Arlington, VA
(Curated by Lisa McCarthy)
(In)Habit Artist Residency. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
2009 Findings. District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), Washington, DC
(Curated by Blair Murphy)
New Work. Arlington Arts Center (AAC), Arlington, VA
2008 The National Biennial. The National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
Civilians for Obama. Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC
Sparkplug. DCAC, Washington, DC
2022 Artnet News, Simone Leigh's Assembly of Black Feminist Creativity in Venice Left Me in Awe
2020 Art Papers, Deborah Anzinger: An Unlikely Birth, Heather Holmes
2019 Bomb Magazine, Labor and Nature: Deborah Anzinger Interviewed by Jareh Das
2019 Frieze, The Revolutionary Potential of a 'Caribbean Future'
2017 The Nassau Guardian, “To be mesmerised”
2017 The New Yorker, “Elaine, let's get the hell out of here”
2017 Artforum, Critic's Pick: “Elaine, let's get the hell out of herel”
2017 BLOUIN ARTINFO, “2017 Group Show at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York”
2017 Miami Rail, “2017 Jamaica Biennial”
2017 Huffington Post, Taking Stock of the Jamaica Biennial 2017
2017 Jamaica Observer, "Grange announces expanded Arts in the Park programme"
2017 Frieze, City Report: Postcard from Jamaica
2017 Jamaica Gleaner, The Jamaica Biennial Returns This Weekend
2017 Jamaica Observer, Big Biennial begins on Sunday
2015 New York Times, "Review: 'Field Notes';
2015 Contemporary And, "Field Notes: Extracts"
2015 ARC Magazine, "The Provisional is the political"
2015 Jamaica Gleaner, "Jamaica Biennial strikes a creative crescendo "
2015 Jamaica Observer, "Jamaica Biennial 2014...
A Transitional Phase in The Process Of Change"
2015 Caribbean Beat, "Jamaican Art: Open House"
2015 ARC Magazine, "11 Exciting Artists to Watch in 2015"
2014 Washington Post, "Galleries: 'Anything Sacred', 'Float', 'Friends with Benefits', 'Between Us'"
2014 East City Art, "Transformer Presents Float"
2014 Jamaica Observer, "Art's the Way"
2013 Jamaica Gleaner, "Rooted Outside Tradition"
McKee, CC, Staging Mirrors: Deborah Anzinger's Eco-aesthetic Syntax of Dehiscent Being, liquid blackness (2022) 6 (1): 50 —83.
Terri Francis,The Distraction of Symbolism, 15.4, ASAP/Journal, September 2020
Deborah Anzinger, "A piercing void where we meet", Caribbean Quarterly, Volume 64, 2018 - Issue 1
Annalee Davis, Joscelyn Gardner, Erica Moiah James, Jerry Philogene, David Scott, "Art as Caribbean Feminist Practice". Small Axe Journal (Duke University Press), April 2017, Issue 52
Raphael Fonseca, "Jamaican Pulse". Art Nexus, December 2016, Issue 99
TALKS & PANELS
2022 Invited presenter, Loophole of Retreat: Venice, Simone Leigh 2022 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2022 Invited presenter, Biotic Resistance conference, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
2022 Visiting artist lecture, Department of Art, University of Virginia, VA
2021 Invited presenter, Penn-Mellon Just Futures Initiative, Disposessions in the Americas: The Extraction of Bodies, Land and Heritage, from La Conquista to the Present, First International Conference, University of Pennsylvania, PA
2021 MFASO Lecture, MFA Program in Studio Art, Hunter, The City University of New York, NY
2021 Guest lecture, Afrosurrealism and black experimental film, Cinema and Media Studies, Indiana University, IN
2021 Visitng artist lecture, Introduction to Studio Art, University of Virginia, VA
2019 On Inhospitality, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2017 Arts in the Park: Professional Development Workshop, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
2017 Business of Art, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, CI
2017 Tilting Axis Symposium, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, CI
2017 Double Dutch: Heino Schmid + Deborah Anzinger, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.
Nassau, The Bahamas
2017 Social art practices, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD (Guest lecturer)
2015 Field Notes: Extracts, artist panel discussion, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Transformer Framework Panel 20-- Contemporary Art in the Caribbean, Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS,
Connect: Social Practice, (e)merge art fair, Washington, DC
2015 New Roots, artist talk, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
2015 Art MicroHubs Live, Open Space, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San
2015 Findings. District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), Washington, DC
FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS & GRANTS
Soros Arts Fellowship, Open Society Foundations (2020)
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2018)
Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2016)
Travel Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016)
Travel Grant, Prince Claus Fund (2014)
Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL (2007)
International Grant, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Washington, D.C. (2005)
Denniston Hill (2023)
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency (2018)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016)
In(Habit) Artist Residency, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (2010)
PhD, Rush University Medical Center (2006)
BS, Washington College (2001)