Categories: Film, Media, Teaching Artist, Visual Arts, Community Arts
Deborah received her MFA in painting from Lehman College, CUNY an MS, Ed in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education, a BA in Fine Arts from Stern College, YU, and an AAS is Textile/Surface Design from FIT. Deborah has exhibited at Dominican University, YU Museum Education Department, Hot Cabinet, Riverfront Art Gallery, Trestle Online Gallery, 14thStreet Y Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, BWAC, Urban Studio Unbound, Blue Door Gallery, Pubic Appliance, YAW, and Purchase College PC4. She is curating an upcoming exhibition, Beasts Like Me: Feminism and Fantasy at Bronx Art Space in the Fall of 2020. Deborah lives and works in the Bronx in NYC. She is the Curator of Education at Lehman College Art Gallery. Her work explores childhood, memory, vulnerability and trauma. She is interested in the complex and timeless experiences that women share in relationships between parenting and in their own childhoods. Her paintings, ceramics, films and printmaking collage ephemeral imagery that replay narratives of childhood, which are often only fragments of memories and experiences. Deborah's work also has an environmental component. She sets figures amidst flora and fauna in the landscape remembered from her youth, along the Hudson River, the Palisades and Inwood Hill Park. Memories of the Cloisters inspire references to medieval ornamentation and Victorian objects. She uses beads, rhinestones, jewelry and glitter, which are both reminiscent of exploring her mother’s jewelry box as a child and historical, ritual objects in Jewish and Catholic traditions.