Debra Devor

Debra Devor

    1241 Carpenter Street, Studio 248, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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    Artist's Biography

    Achieving unusual textures and forms Debra Devor’s paintings pursue a sensory exploration and visual opulence. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Textile Design in 1976. In 1972 she attended Banff Centre in Alberta Canada where she exhibited in their summer program. She has designed interiors space since 1984 and worked as a jewelry and textile designer in New York and Philadelphia. She has participated in group exhibitions in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition in New York, and Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia as well as Studio Montclair in Montclair New Jersey in 2017.

    Artist's Statement

    I am interested in creating paintings that explore a wide relationship between color, form and texture. My paintings are informed by a multiplicity of elements: nature, special relationships or the foam in my toothbrush. The canvas reflects human sensory experience like the leaves changing in autumn or bare branches forming a pattern. My painting practice has always been about experimentation instead of searching for a voice I look for a medley or a symphony.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Group
    2017
    20/20, Studio Montclaire Gallery, Montclaire, NJ

    The Black White Art Exhibit, Brooklyn Waterfornt Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

    119th Adult Student Exhition, Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Open Studios Tours, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Philadelphia Open Studios Tours, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Philadelphia Open Studios Tours, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

    Professional Experience

    2016-1992
    Debra Devor Design, Interior Design, Philadelphia, PA

    Awards and Honors

    2017
    Abstract Painting, Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
    <Residency

    1972
    The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

    Education

    1974-1976
    Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
    Associate Applied Science, Major: Textile Design

    1973-1974
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    School of Fine Art, Major: Painting

    1971
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA