ABOUT THE ARTIST

Making art and teaching, whether through her own life long practice, her visual journal work, or through her active involvement in arts education, have been central to Deb’s life. She received her BFA from MassArt in 1973. During this time she also was a founding member of the The Graphic Workshop in Boston. Once graduated she moved to the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado where she continued designing and screen printing posters, became the K-8 art teacher at the Aspen Community School in Woody Creek and continued making her art in mixed media and installation.

In 1995 she founded and directed the Wyly Community Art Center in Woody Creek and moved the organization to Basalt, Colorado in 2004. Deb recently left the world of community arts and now works full-time in her studio on Basalt Mountain making paintings, collages, installations and hand-made books. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally. She currently lives in Basalt, Colorado.


 

CV

2011 - Present  •  Full-time artist, Basalt, Colorado

1995 - 2010  •  Executive Director, Founder Wyly Community Art Center, Basalt, Colorado. 

1992 - Present  •  Book Arts and Visual Journaling instructor for adults and teens.

1993 - 1995  •  Artist-in-Residence and program consultant, Compass Learning Community, Woody Creek, Colorado.

1984 - 1996  •  Freelance Graphic Designer, screen printer and installation Artist

1973 - 1993  •  Art teacher, Aspen Community School, Woody Creek, Colorado. Progressive K-8 school.

1973 - 1999  •  Set Designer and Art Director, Aspen Community School
Spring Musical Productions performed at the Wheeler Opera house, Aspen, Colorado.

1970 - 1973  •  Founding member and designer, Graphic Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts.
Award winning studio for poster design in environment and ecology.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006  •  Beauty of the Beholder, Café Bernard, Basalt, Colorado

2006  •  Out of the Box, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

2006  •  White Woman III, performance, Carbondale, Colorado

2004  •  Italy Revisited, Café Bernard, Basalt, Colorado

2000  •  One Year in the Life, Café Bernard Basalt, Colorado.

2000  •  White Woman II, performance, Woody Creek, Colorado

1999  •  White Woman I, performance, Carbondale, Colorado

1993 - 98  •  Solo Exhibitions, Café Bernard Gallery, Basalt, Colorado

1987  •  One Woman, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Gallery , Snowmass, Colorado

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015  •  Rebellion and Grace: Graphic Workshop Retrospective, MassArt, Boston, Massachusetts

2014  •  Harness:  Dream On, R2 Gallery, Carbondale, Colorado

2012  •  Taking Flight, Pop-Up Exhibition and Studio, Basalt, Colorado

201 1  •  Blocks, Cafe Bernard Gallery, Colorado

2010  •  970, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado

2007  •  Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen Colorado

2006  •  Out of the Box, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1995 •  Invitational Cup, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado

1991   •  Current Work, Artitracts Gallery, Snowmass, Colorado

1990  •  The Aspen Quintet, Patricia Moore Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1983  •  Three Aspen Artists, Unicorn Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1981  •  Artists of the Roaring Fork: Immediate Concerns, Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado

1978  •  4th Annual Roaring Fork Juried Art Exhibition, Paepcke Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1978  •  21st Annual Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Art Gallery, Chautauqua, New York

1975  •  Images of an Era: The American Poster 1945-1975, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution and Corcoran Gallery of             Art, Washington, DC

 

AWARDS

2013  •  Creative Force Award, Wyly Community Art Center, Basalt, Colorado

2001  •  Crosscurrent Collage, selected as the featured artwork for Aspen Music Festival Season

1995  •  Art Vivant: Art to Wear Competition Award. Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado

1992  •  Amway Environmental Art Award, sponsored by Newsweek Magazine and Amway Corporation

1978  •  Juror’s Award, 4th Annual Roaring Fork Exhibition, Paepcke Gallery, Aspen, Colorado