D E B O R A H H O W A R D
MFA University of Wisconsin in Madison painting and printmaking
BFA Rhode Island School of Design drawing and printmaking
Associate Professor and Head of Painting Program at the University of Denver
B e y o n d t h e S h o r e
2013 solo exhibition celebrating twenty-six years teaching at the University of Denver.
Awarded $20,000 from the Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty Fund to experiment with shoes & research the question: At what point does an object reach a threshold at which it is transformed into something new and poetic?
P o r t r a i t s o f C h i l d H o l o c a u s t S u r v I v o r s
2003-2008 interviewed and drew twenty-five Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles. Project exhibited in Denver at the Jewish Community Center and the Mizel Museum and Hendrix University in Arkansas and reviewed in Rocky Mountain News article: “Holocaust Stories Told in Faces of Survivors”, by Mary Chandler. Deborah was interviewed about project on Colorado Public Radio. Four portraits are in collection of the Holocaust Art Museum at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel.
international exhibition and lectures
Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy in 2007: solo exhibition, lecture & workshop. School of Art at Renmin University , Beijing China in 2010: lectures on work and on teaching.
Edge Gallery,Regis University and Core Arts Collective in Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Duluth Art Institute in Minnesota. Transit Gallery and Craft Alliance in Shreveport Louisiana and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Arvada Arts and Humanities Center and Aspen Art Museum in Colorado, Peace Museum in Chicago, Tweed Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans & City College in New York City.
lectures and gallery talks
Mizel Art Museum, Denver CO, Business of Arts Center in Manitou Springs, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado College and Hendrix College in Arkansas.
Rocky Mountain News and Westword in Denver, From the Ashes: Art, Community, and Culture Exposed, Tempe, AZ, and The Times, The Journal and UpState in Shreveport, Louisiana.