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Debra Weisberg

Somerville, MA

Debra Weisberg is active nationally and internationally. She has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; Art in General and East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, New York; and in the Boston area, the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury; Danforth Art Museum; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Gallery Kayafas; Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Dedee Shattuck Gallery; VanDernoot Gallery @ Lesley University; Trident Gallery; Catamount Arts.

Facebook Boston commissioned Weisberg to create a 22-foot long tape installation for its corporate office in Cambridge (2017). Weisberg has twice attended the MacDowell Colony and was awarded an art residency in Can Serrat, outside of Barcelona, for June 2009. In 2008 she was a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship winner in drawing. Her forty-foot high installation at the DeCordova entitled (Sub) Surface won an award for best museum installation (2003) from the Boston Art Critics Association.

Her individual works have entered numerous collections, from the Sonesta Hotel to General Hardware Manufacturing Company in New York. As part of her studio practice the artist collaborates regularly with students on large-scale dimensional drawing installations, the most recent, Somatic (e) SCAPES at Milton Academy(2015).

In addition to teaching at Boston College and Massachusetts College of Art And Design Graduate program, Weisberg is an energetic invited lecturer. Her talk, “Material Drawing: Exploration and Connectivity,” was presented at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (2014) and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (2018). This paper which examined the material of making, preservation of the senses and its educational implications in the digital age was also presented at University College, London (2014). An iteration of this talk was given at the Broad Institute (2018), a biomedical and genomic research center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also holds creativity making workshops in corporate settings and was a creativity consultant at the Meditech Corporation for seven years.
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