Project Description

b. 1961, Detroit, MI

Using up to thousands of spools of thread and an optical glass, installation artist Devorah Sperber cleverly combines science and art to create optical illusions of classic paintings. Sperber begins the recreation process by taking digital images of each work and matching spools of thread for the pixel colors. The inverted pieces are suspended from the ceiling, and from a distance, a vague suggestion of an Old Master painting emerges. It is only through the crystal-ball like orb that one can see the intended vision in sharp clarity.

Of her process, Sperber explains, “ I started to use optical devices by chance. I was creating my first thread spool work in a very small studio. I couldn’t see it in its entirety even from the hall. There were binoculars lying around and I flipped them around, using them the wrong way, to see the whole thing. When I did that, the abstract thread spools changed into a realist image again.” These installations have garnered much admiration and attention as the interactive involvement fosters a playfulness not often associated with masterworks.

EDUCATION
1987
BA, Regis University, Summa Cum Laude, Denver, CO
1981
Colorado Institute of Art, Finalist for best portfolio, Denver, CO
 
AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS
2007
Panelist for Fellowship in Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2006
Nacional de España’s contemporary print project, Madrid, Spain
2005
Fellowship in Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2005
People’s Choice Award, New Acquisitions, Ulrich Museum
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Devorah Sperber, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2013
My Theory of Everything (working title), Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
2013
My Theory of Everything (working title), Traveling Exhibition
2011
Solo Exhibition, ArtParis, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
2011
Devorah Sperber: Gone to the Dogs, Muroff Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster College, Stone Ridge, NY
2010
Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
2010
Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
2009
Devorah Sperber: A Strange Sense of Déjà vu, David Brown, Curator, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
2009
Clin d’oeil au Louvre, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Paris, France
2009
Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2009
Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
2009
Devorah Sperber: Seeing Things, Ierimonti Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008
Interpretations, Devorah Sperber, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2008
Mirror Universe, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
2008
Devorah Sperber: Flash Back, Kleinert James Gallery, Woodstock, N
2007
The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, Brooklyn Museum of Art, curated by Marilyn Kushner, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Devorah Sperber: Ocular, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Canada
2007
Selected works from The Eye of The Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
2006
BiFocal, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2005
US Representative, Ljubljana Print Biennale, curated by Marilyn Kushner, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2004
Quartered, Flipped & Rotated, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
2004
Devorah Sperber, McKenzie Fine Art, Chelsea, NY
2004
Banal and Sublime, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington KY
2003
Digitized Notions, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2003
Pixelated, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2002
Bikinis, Bandanas and a VW Bus, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Post Digital: 800 lbs. of Pixels, HEREArt Gallery, Soho, NY
1998
Humanity – A Living Installation, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York City, NY.
1996
Sangre De Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO.
1995
Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM.
1994
State Historical Museum, Boise, ID.
1993
Cadena Gallery, Soho, NY.
1992
Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg, FL.
1992
College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.
1991
Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, CO.
1990
The Design Center, Denver, CO.
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History Museum of Prairefine, Overland Park, Kansas
2015
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA
2014
Face to Face, Wall to Wall, Traveling Exhibition, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
2014
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014
Brain: The Inside Story, Traveling Exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy
2013
Thread, Scott White Contemporary, La Jolla, CA
2013
Craigshead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2013
Punch Card, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Exhibition traveling to Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
2012
Brain: The Inside Story, Parque de la Ciencias, Granada, Spain
2011
After the Last Supper, Inaugural Exhibition, Crystal Bridges of American Art, Bentonville, AR
2011
The Moment of Play’ Aha! Moment, Hangaram Musuem /Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2011
Gertrude Stein Show, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., Tirza T. Latimer, curator, traveling to the Jewish Museum, San Francisco,CA
2011
Traces, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NCSU, Barbara Lee Smith, curator, Raleigh, NC
2010
What We See, Peabody Essex Museum, Interactive Art & Nature Center, Jane Winchell, Trevor Smith, curators
2010
Lille 3000, Shanghai, China,
2010
The Brain, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
2010
Cannot Wait for Spring to Begin, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg
2009
The Art, Inspiration, and Appropriations of Andy Warhol, Marla Wasser, curator, Ontario, Canada
2009
Chelsea Visits Havana, Havana Biennale, Musee Nationale Belles Artes, Paris, France
2009
Upcycling: Recuperating Past Lives, Architecture and Design Museum (A+D), Marieke Elaine Treilhard, curator, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Deviate, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Out of This World, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
2009
Then and Now, Diane Forsberg and Martha Hoppin, curators, Arkell Museum, Canajohare, NY
2009
Group Exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2009
Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2009
Beyond Appearances, Susan Hoeltzel, Patricia Cazorlla, and Nina Sundell, Curators, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
2009
In Stitches, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Curator, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, David McFadden & Lowery Stokes Sims, Curators, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2008
Art, Image and Warhol Connections, The Jewish Museum, Daniel Belasco & Joanna Montoya, Curators, New York, NY
2008
Through the Looking Glass: Image and Process Deconstructed, works by Chuck Close and Devorah Sperber, le Poisson Rouge Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Futurotextiel 08, Kortrijk, Belgium
2008
Domestico, Ieremonti Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008
Bearden to Ruscha: Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2008
Fast Forward: Three Decades of Contemporary Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
2008
Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, Mara and Steven Holt Skov, Curators
2008
Brainwave: Common Senses, Exit Art, Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, Curators
2008
Familiar Faces, VCU Arts, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007
Rock my Religion, Oda Park, Venray, The Nederlands
2007
Material Pursuits, Evelyn Hankins, Curator, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont , Burlington, VT
2007
Thread, (same title as below but different show), Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
2007
Thread, Michele Thursz, Curator, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2007
Floored, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2006
Material Abuse, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY,
2006
Material Abuse, traveled to the Clifford Gallery of Colgate University
2006
After The Mona Lisa, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2006
Everything Is Wrong, Antonia Donzé-van Saanen, Curator, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal/Basel, Switzerland
2006
RxArt Invitational Exhibition/Auction, New York, NY
2006
There/Not There, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006
Cowgirls of the Hudson River Valley, Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY
2006
Thread Bare: Tradition Unraveled, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY
2006
Extreme Materials, Marie Via, Curator, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2006
Over + Over: Passion as Process, Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Duggan, Curators, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2005
RxArt Invitational Exhibition/Auction, New York, NY
2005
The New Art Event, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2005
Over + Over: Passion as Process, Judith Hoos Fox & Ginger Duggan, Curators. Katonah Art Museum; Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA; Krannert Art Museum (KAM), Urbana-Champaign, IL
2005
Precious Little, Sharon Bates, Curator, Albany Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
2004
Squint, Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, NY
2003
Formed Function, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2003
Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Eugenie Tsai, Curator, Apex Art, New York, NY
2003
Duality/Autonomy, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver University, Denver, CO
2003
Bits n Pieces, Beth Venn, Curator, DAC (DUMBO Arts Center) Brooklyn, NY
2003
Rockin’ back Inside Our Hearts 1993-2003, HEREArt, Soho, NY
2002
The Nature of the Beast, Caren Golden Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Faster Than The Eye, Renny Pritikin, Curator/Director, Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
2002
Accumulations, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2002
Sense Data, Four-Person Exhibition, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
2002
Text/Textile, Deutsche Banc, New York, NY
2002
Building Supplies, Spaces, Cleveland, OH
2001
Alterations, Graham Gallery, New York, NY
2001
The Garden of Forking Paths Art/Science, Pacifico Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Summer Group Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2000
Minutiae, S.E.C.C.A., Southeaster Center for Contemporary Art, David Brown, Sen. Curator, Winston- Salem, NC
2000
Extraordinary Things, University of Bridgeport Gallery, Kaz McCue, Director, Bridgeport, CT
2000
ELEMENTS 2000, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
2000
Utopia/Dystopia, outdoor installation show, Byrdcliffe Colony of the Arts, Woodstock, NY
2000
SnapShot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
2000
Generations II: A Survey of Women Artists at the Millennium, Invitational A.I.R. Gallery, Soho, NY
2000
Byrdcliffe Bienniel/ Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY
1999
Projects 99, The Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
1999
Invitational, Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY
1999
Invitational, University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
1999
Alumni Show, Regis University, Denver, CO
1999
Byrdcliffe Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1998
Holocaust, The Polish Experience, Curated by Art Without Walls, Polish Consulate, New York, NY
1998
Time and Place, Kleinert James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1998
Byrdcliffe Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1997
10 Years of the Colorado Institute of Art Hall of Fame, Denver, CO
1997
Carving the Forces of Change, WCA National 25th Anniversary Show, Chicago, IL
1997
Byrdcliffe Faculty Show, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1996
Spaces, ISE Foundation, Soho, NY
1996
Nine Sculptors- Recent Sightings, Sullivan County Museum, New York, NY
1996
The Central Industrial Supply Show, curated by Gene Pool-Soho Arts Festival, New York, NY
1996
Transforming Tradition, Boston, MA
1996
100, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
1995
Director’s Choice, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Off the Wall, Pace University Gallery, New York City. Jewish Women and Art, Curtis 1994 Arts Center, Greenwood Village, CO
1993
Holocaust Art Exhibition, Mizel Museum, Denver, CO
1993
Pioneering Artists of Colorado, Curtis Arts Center, Greenwood Village, CO
1992
Faces, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
1991
E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Aspen, CO
1990
21st Century Gallery, Denver, CO
 
COLLECTIONS
Virtual Environment, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
Joslyn Castle, Omaha, NE
 
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
2009
After Mondrian, site-specific thread spool installation, Fashion 26 Hotel, New York, NY
2008
After Magritte, site-specific thread spool installation, RCCL Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
2007
3 site specific installations, 1 Penn Plaza Lobby, NYC, commissioned by NYFA for Vornado Realty Trust
2006
After Monet (Water Lilies), site specific installation, commissioned by Wells Real Estate Funds, Arlington, VA
2004
Reflections, site specific installation, Centro Medico Train Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
PUBLICATIONS
2013
Cembalest, Robin. Girl with a Hoop Earring: Fun with Vermeer, Art News, June 2013
2013
Knight, Lucy. Inspiration on the Walls, Selections Magazine, September, 2013
2012
Dorfman, John. Objects of Desire: Through a Glass Brightly, Art and Antiques Magazine, November 2012
2012
Sharf, Samantha. The Top Corporate Art Collections, Forbes, August 2, 2012
2012
Velasco, David. No Place Like Home, Art Forum, March 2012
2012
Lauwrens, Jenni. Can you see what I mean? An exploration of the limits of vision in anti-ocularcentric contemporary art, De arte, September, 2012
2012
Kaufman, K. Thousands visit Fine Art Fair, The Desert Sun, February, 20, 2012
2011
Mead, Rebecca. Alice’s Wonderland, The New Yorker, June 27, 2011
2012
Rothstein, Edwards. Glimpsing the Brain’s Powers (and Limitations), The New York Times, November 20, 2010
2011
Smart, Paul. Unspooling the Cues, Woodstock Times, March 17, 2011
2010
Driven to Abstraction, Rotunda Magazine, Fall 2010
2010
On nous fait de l’oeil, Beaux Arts Magazine, August 2010
2010
Heyman, Stephen. Affordable Boutique Hotels in New York City, The New York Times, June 20, 2010
2010
Devorah Sperber, Frank Brunner et Cedric Smith, Luxembourg City Magazine, March, 2010
2009
Smart, Paul. Art Basel Miami Beach, Woodstock Times, Decemeber 3, 2009
2009
McRary, Amy. Strung Along, News Sentinel, October 25, 2009
2009
Ryan, Paul. Devorah Sperber, Art Papers, July/August, 2009
2009
Glickstein, Suzanne. Sunday Arts Profile, PBS WNET thirteen, New York, January 11, 2009
2009
Hemmings, Jessica. Pixel Perfect Building Blocks, Embroidery Magazine, July/August 2009
2009
Schnoor, Christopher. Of the Beholder, The Devorah Sperber Experience, Boise Weekly, July 29, 2009
2009
Oland, Dana. Reality Turned Upside Down, Idaho Statesman, June 25, 2009
2009
Yin, Linda. Scientists and Artists Explore Visualization at World Science Festival, Popular Mechanics, June 18, 2009
2009
Valtida, Sebastian. CLIN D’ŒIL AU LOUVRE!, uneEXPO.com, June 9, 2009
2009
Review, NishaMagazine, Israel, May 2009
2009
Devorah Sperber: Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Le Figaro Magazine, June 29, 2009
2009
Lea, Dan. Seeing is believing… not so fast, Idaho Press – Tribune, July 4, 2009
2009
Riley, Lesley. Artist to Artist with Devorah Sperber, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Magazine, May/June 2009
2009
Devorah Sperber-Gallery Nordine Zidoun, Art and You, France, June 24, 2009
2009
Clin d’oeil au Louvre, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Artpress, July 2009
2008
Foderaro, Lisa. Museum That Speak to Children, The New York Times, May 2, 2008
2008
Holt, Steven Skov; Skov, Mara Holt. Please Don’t be Seated, ARTnews, December 2008
2008
Itinerary, Sculpture Magazine, July/August, 2008
2008
Parkhill, Charolotte Prong. Taking off on Andy Warhol, Grand Magazine, Canada, November/December, 2008
2008
Cox, Kitty. Follow the Thread: Artist Devorah Sperber uses colorful spools of thread to form pixilated renditions of iconic imagery, Anna Magazine, Winter Issue / December, 2008
2008
In Museum, Museum Magazine, July/August, 2008
2008
Lubinski, Amy. On the Cover, Chronogram, August, 2008
2008
Smart, Paul. For the Folks at Home, Woodstock Times, July 31, 2008
2008
Bond, Jeff. Shatners at an Exhibition: Artist Devorah Sperber draws a bead on Star Trek, Geek Monthly, March 19, 2008
2008
Robinson, Walter. Fair Weather, Artnet, March 28, 2008
2008
Doctorow, Cory. Dangly Trek mosaic art, Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC, March 24, 2008
2008
Zjawinski, Sonia. Bead Me Up, Scotty: A Crafty Take on Star Trek, Wired, March 19, 2008
2008
Frazzetto, Giovanni. Neural networking in Manhattan, Nature, February 14, 2008 Heartney, Eleanor, Mind and Matter, Art in America, April 2008
2007
Review of The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, The New Yorker, February 19 & 26, 2007
2007
Sandals, Leah. Interview with Devorah Sperber about the exhibition Devorah Sperber: Ocular, National Post, Canada, October 11, 2007
2007
Voit-on le monde tel qu’il est, Ca m’interesse Magazine, Paris, France, October 10, 2007
2006
Honigman, Ana. The Art of Seeing – A Conversation with Devorah Sperber, Sculpture Magazine, May 2006
2007
Breur, Jolanda. Article about After The Last Supper, by Devorah Sperber, Trouw Newspaper, August 18, 2007
2007
Josephson, Marika. Review of The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber at the Brooklyn Museum, Whitehot Magazine, Issue #3, May 2007
2007
Review of The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber at the Brooklyn Museum, The New Yorker, March 12, 2007
2007
McCarthy, John. Review of The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber at the Brooklyn Museum, Art and Living Magazine, Issue 5, April 2007
2007
Mona Lisa lächelt in der Acrylkugel, 20 Minuten Newspaper, May 4, 2007
2007
Ciuraru, Carmela. Day at the Museum, Time Out New York, April 2007
2007
Connelly, Michael Alan. The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, New York Magazine, April 2007
2007
Gefter, Amanda. Second Sight “Eye of the Beholder”, New Scientist, March 17, 2007
2007
Review of The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber at the Brooklyn Museum, ArtInfo, February 7, 2007
2007
Brown, Brice. A Masterpiece in Thread, The New York Sun, January 25, 2007
2007
Smart, Paul. Hanging out with Mona Lisa, upside down, The Woodstock Times, February 1, 2007
2007
Thomas, Mary. “Thread” weaves a digital approach to craft artworks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February, 7, 2007
2007
Heblick, Isabel. Sperber’s Visual Trickery is the Highlight of Cameron’s ‘Floored’, Star-News, January 25, 2007
2007
Shaw, Kurt. Exhibit ties traditional craft together with computer technology, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 1, 2007
2007
Itinerary, Sculpture Magazine, March 2007
2007
New This Month In U.S. Museums, artnet.com Magazine, January 2007
2006
Ayers, Robert; Bell, Jennie; Lewis, Jacquelyn; Rousseau, Bryant. NEWS AND FEATURES “Fair Report: Art (212), ArtInfo.com, October 10, 2006
2006
Johnson, Ken. Material Abuse, The New York Times, July 21, 2006
2006
Recent Projects: The Public Art Project of Puerto Rico, Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 2006 Issue
2005
Temin, Christine. Repetition makes the ordinary sublime, The Boston Globe, July 20, 2005
2005
Probing the Picasso Lobe: Visual Art and the Brain, New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, March/April 2005
2005
Genocchio, Benjamin. Making Something Out of Nothing, The New York Times, October 30, 2005
2005
Genocchio, Benjami. First Quartered, Then Drawn, The New York Times, February 13, 2005
2004
Smith, Roberta. Squint, The New York Times, October 8, 2004
2003
Johnson, Ken. Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, The New York Times, June 20, 2003
2003
Devorah Sperber: Pixelated, Sculpture Magazine, June 2003
2003
Paglia, Michael. Grooving to the Oldies: Fascinating Shows Feature Riffs on the
2003
Golden Age of Modernism, Westword, January 30, 2003
2003
Chandler, Mary Voelz. High-Tech Impact Comes Through Unplugged, Rocky Mountain News, January 25, 2003
2003
MacMillan, Kyle. Artists Shine in Shared Show, The Denver Post, February 10, 2003
2002
Philips, Patricia C. Seeing Things, Art Journal, Winter 2002, Vol. 61, no.4
2002
Mahoney, Robert. Review of Bikinis, Bandanas and a VW Bus, Time Out New York, March 21-28, 2002 Issue No. 338
2001
Silverstein, Joel. Review of POST-DIGITAL: 800 LBS. OF PIXELS, Sculpture Magazine, December 2001
2001
Schmerler, Sarah. Alterations, Time Out Magazine, July 19-26, 2001
1999
Harrison, Helen A. In Islip, Experimentation and Installation, The new York Times, August 29, 1999
 
LECTURES, PUBLIC SPEAKING, AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2009
University of Tennessee, lecture, Knoxville, TN
2009
Hamilton College, lecture and visiting artist, Clinton, NY
2008
MASS MoCA, residency, North Adams, MA
2008
Williams College, visiting artist, Williamstown, MA
2007
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, lecture, Burlingotn, VA
2007
Ottawa School of Art, visiting artist, Ottawa, Canada
2007
Brooklyn Museum in conjuction with The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber, panelist, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Byrdcliffe Master, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
2007
Master Class for Teens, instructor, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2007
Oakland University, visiting artist, Detroit, MI
2007
Alfred University, visiting artist, Alfred, NY
2006
Memorial Art Gallery, lecture, Rochester, NY
2005
Visual Art and the Brain: At the Interface of Art and Science, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York/The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY
2004
Montclair State University, visiting artist, Montclair, NJ
2003
University of Colorado at Boulder, visiting artist, Boulder, CO
2003
Wichita State University, visiting artist, Wichita, KS PUBLICATIONS
2005
Sunek/ Thrust, 26th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana catalog, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
2005
Over and Over: Passion for Process, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, IL
2006
Everything is Wrong, exhibition catalog, Kunstalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
2007
Thread, Wood Street Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Devorah Sperber: Ocular, exhibition catalog, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Canada
2008
Reflections: Largest Spool Art, Guinness World Records
2008
Independence of the Seas Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean International, icart
2008
Futuro Textiel: Surprising Textiles, Design & Art, lille3000 catalog, Stichting Kunst Boek, Belgium
2008
Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
2008
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
2009
Devorah Sperber: A Strange Sense of Déjà vu, exhibition catalog, Taubman Museum of Art
2009
Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception, exhibition catalog, Boise Art Museum, Washington Press
2010
Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
 
MEDIA INTERVIEWS
2009
CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News
2009
Sunday Arts Profile, PBS, WNET, New York
2007
Devorah Sperber’s Ocular Exhibit, Interview with Dipna Horra, Ottawa Morning Show, NPR, CBC Radio One, Canada
2007
Interview with Mitchell Caplan, Chuo.FM89, Canada
2007
WCAX TV, Channel 3, Vermont
2007
L1 News, The Netherlands
2007
The Daily Planet, Discovery Channel, feature interview and studio visit
2005
CNN World Report, interview and video of installation at Ljubljana Print Biennale, Slovenia, Bostjan Jurecic
2004
PBS (HITN) Culturea Viva (Live Culture0, Laura Rivera, Puerto Rico
2000
WNYC (NBC) Weekend Today-Best Bets, New York
1995
Albuquerque channel 7 (ABC) evening and late new, NM
1995
Albuquerque channel 13 (CBS) evening and late new, NM
1991
Portland Channel 2, noon and evening news, OR
1991
KUSA (ABC) Making a Difference, CO Emmy Award
1991
KUSA (ABC) evening news, CO
1991
KCNC (NBC) Colorado Today, CO
1991
KCNA (NBC) evening news, CO
1991
KRDO, noon news, CO
1991
Omaha, noon news, NE

Rotunda Magazine – Driven to Abstraction
Communication methods set humans apart from all other species on earth. In the American Museum of Natural History’s Brain: The Inside Story exhibition, curators turn to two visual artists whose practices explore the complicated workings of the human brain. Devarah Sperber of New York and Daniel Cagonar of Madrid have both been deeply influenced by the advent (and drawbacks) of modern technology.  

Sculpture Magazine – The Art of Seeing
The process of art is inherently visual and Devorah Sperber has never taken that for granted. Utilizing a variety of unconventional materials, the New York-based artist appropriates iconic images in ways that challenge our optic and –perhaps more importantly – our social and historical perceptions. In an interview with Ana Finel Honigman, Sperber elaborates on her process. 

News Sentinel – Strung Along: Spools of thread become fine art in Sperber’s exhibit at KMA
After viewing her first JPEG image on a computer in the 90’s, Devorah Sperber’s career changed forever. The New York-based artist is now famed for her elaborate use of thousands of simple items in each of her compositions, from pipe cleaners to thread spools. Through this process, her pieces become experiments on the ways our brains make sense of the visual world. 

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