Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson

Belfast, ME, United States

About Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson was born in Washington, DC. She grew up in Tokyo, went to high school in Baltimore, and got her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She lived for many years on the West Coast, and returned to the East Coast, where she lived in Brooklyn, NYC until 2015, when she relocated to the coastal town of Belfast, Maine.


Artist Statement:

My influences include the pioneer collage/surreal artists: Braque, Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Joseph Cornell, Magritte, to name a few, as well as the German Expressionists in all media. Other influences in visual media include masters in film and photography, both contemporary and classical.

A life-long interest in Eastern philosophy and Jungian psychology have contributed to my fascination with allegory and symbology. Themes that recur in my work express metaphorically my exploration of concepts of power, beauty, the Feminine, and mysterious archetypal conjunctions.

The work arises in an ‘automatic’ way; I do not set out with an objective or goal in my mind when I sit down to make something. The images compose themselves spontaneously as I mix and move the masses of paper around on the table in front of me. I feel as though my eyes and hands facilitate the ‘arrival’ of the pictures that I make. More than anything else, the process requires of me that I pay attention, and to be in a receptive state, so as to be ready to capture the dialogue."

Education

BA Fine Art 1975, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Events

Deborah's work is collected and exhibited internationally and has a robust life on the web, being featured in numerous blogs and online literary/arts journals. She is very active in the vibrant community of collage artists working all around the world, and loves joining in on the many collaborative projects that spring from what is an ever-inspiring group of artists who all play together in the medium we love so much.

Guests at select boutique hotels in NYC and Miami are introduced to her art in luxury settings, where it is included in curated interior design projects.

Articles, interviews, and more include:

Book : "Collage By Women" (curator: Rebeka Elizegi) published January 2019 https://youtu.be/w5gDjVv8haI (promo video)
Papercut Magazine : "Surveillance" December 2018
Prize winner - featured artwork and essay
https://papercutmag.com/welcome-to-surveillance-64d9cdaa8a08
Flying Glue Book : 2018
Kolaj Magazine : 2018 http://kolajmagazine.com/books/the-flying-glue-book-project
Prize winner : Meural Int'l competition 2018
Peculiar Mormyrid : Issue #7 Small Things http://peculiarmormyrid.com/issue-7/
Exposition Review : 2017
Cults of Life Magazine issue #5
In'tl Collage Book Collaboration : Winter 2017
Oltre Magazine : 2017
Featured artist : Terzo Incomodo 2017 https://www.terzoincomodo.it/pot-pourri/i-collage-junghiani-di-deborah-stevenson
Featured Artist : Cults of Life #4 collage journal
Editor's Pick : The Gambler Magazine, Winter 2016
Featured Artist : Paris Surrealiste 2016
Klassikmagazine : 2016 http://www.klassikmagazine.com/deborah-stevenson/
Illustration : CLAUDIA magazine 2015, 2016
Featured Artist : Ownerless Mind 2015 http://ownerlessmind.blogspot.com/2015/04/inner-being.html
Featured Artist : Jet Fuel Review Winter issue - http://www.jetfuelreview.com
Interview: http://www.collativepro.com/collative-spotlight-deborah-stevenson-artist/
Featured artist : Yew Journal Fall Issue http://yewjournal.com
Featured artist : Jet Fuel Review Anniversary Edition http://www.jetfuelreview.com/issue-10.html
Interview : ArtSquare blog - https://blog.artsquare.com/friday-feature-deborah-stevenson/

Interview with Michael Curry of Siouxfire.com : :http://www.siouxwire.com/

Featured artist Artspan : "Women Portraying Women: Mixed Media Messages of Female Empowerment"

Exhibitions

2018
Edinburgh Collage Collective Exhibit, Scotland - 2018
Guest Artist Teacher - Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee TN
Featured Artist - Collage Collective curated annual edition

2017
Group Show - University of Maine at Belfast
Group Show - Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, ME

2016
Group Show: BLUE, Sebastopol, CA
Group Show: Paper Cuts 2 - Redux Gallery, Alameda, CA

2015
Catalogue release - to be announced

Group Show : 1067 Mind Invasion, Hastings UK
Group exhibit : Counter Culture Gallery, Saginaw, MI
Solo photography exhibit : Belfast Co-op, Belfast, ME

2014
ResidencyVermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013:
Solo Exhibition: Pillow Café and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012:
Group Exhibition, “Strange Glue,” Weston, MA
Solo Exhibition, Green in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Solo Exhibition, Gnarly Vines, Brooklyn, NY

2010:
Group Show, “Lotta Art”, School 33, Baltimore, MD
Solo Exhibition, Open Studio, Baltimore, MD

2009
Group Show, MAP Annual, School 33, Baltimore, MD
2008
Solo Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2006
Group Show, Shelley Hall Gallery, Bend, OR

2004
Solo Exhibition, Soap Lake Art Museum, WA

2002
Solo Exhibition, Two Bells Gallery, Seattle, WA



2000:
Group Exhibition, “Structures,” Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, “Art Bash,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, Chow Foods, Seattle, WA

1999:
Group Exhibition, Baas Gallery, Seattle, WA
Solo Exhibition, Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, Atlas Restaurant, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, “Art Bash,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1998:
Group Exhibition, COCA Annual, Seattle, WA
Solo Exhibition, Card Café Gallery, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, Jitterbug Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
Group Exhibition, “Art Bash,” Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Solo Exhibition, Hopvine Tavern, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, Five Spot Restaurant, Seattle, WA

1997:
Solo Exhibition, Card Café, Seattle, WA
Group Exhibition, Chow Galleries, Seattle, WA

1996:
Group Exhibition, Chow Galleries, Seattle, WA

1994:
Solo Exhibition, Sky Visions Gallery, Seattle, WA
Solo Exhibition, Hi Spot Café & Gallery, Seattle, WA
Solo Exhibition, Vivace Café & Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992
Art Walk, Seattle, WA

1986-89
Solo Exhibition, Zerrien Gallery, Los Angeles, CA