Art Gallery of Debra Howell

Debra Howell : Vitae

Studio:
1540 Adams Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
debra@debrahowell.com

Education:
MFA: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
BA: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Awards:
2005: Contemporary Arts Center's 2005 Collectors Club Print Artist, New Orleans, LA.
2004: Louisiana Division of the Arts: Visual Artist Mini-Grant Award (Fall 2004).
2002: Louisiana Division of the Arts: Visual Artist Mini-Grant Award (Fall 2002).
1999: Louisiana Division of the Arts: Visual Artist Mini-Grant Awards (Spring and Fall 1999).
1992: National Association of Artists Organizations/the Pew Charitable Trust: Multi-Site Collaborations Program Project Grant for core participation in "Vestiges: Valorization of the Anonymous", through the Space, Boston, MA and the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.
1988: National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation Initiative for Interdisciplinary Artists Project Fellowship for core participation in "the VESTIGES Project: Contemporary Memorials".
1981: Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Waiver from Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University (2-yr).
1979: Fellowship from Haverford College Fine Arts Department in Haverford, PA (2-yr).

Selected Exhibitions:
2016: La Femme, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2015: The VESTIGES Project: Marking Memories 2005-2015, Reese Gallery, St Louis, MO
(ouroboros), LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
2014: Water, Water, Everywhere, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
2013: Tank Drama: Deliberations from the Wet Grave, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Wisdom, A Book Art Exhibition, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
2012: NOLA NOW, Part II, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
VESTIGES/TRINITAS, USIS, New Orleans, LA
2011: NOLA NOW, Part I: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Text/Image, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
VESTIGES/trinitas, Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
2010: Frolic, Du Mois Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Under-Standing Water, Diverse Works Art Space, Houston, TX
Katrina: Five Years of Reflection, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009: Land Marks, The Opal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
VESTIGES of New Orleans, Buckhead Library, Atlanta, GA
2008: Photographed from Memory, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
LOSS. RITUAL. RELIC. Residue: The Archive, NCCROW at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Flood Lines, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2007: Escapes Along the Journey Home, TheRubiconSpace.com
2006: Katrina Exposed, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Waterwords, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2004: Narrative Waterscapes, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
Portals and Waterscapes, Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
2003: Art in Medicine/Medicine in Art, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
2002: Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Portals, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
2001: Julia Street North, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Portals, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
Cities of the Dead, Clark Hall Gallery, Hammond, LA
2000: The VESTIGES Project: Journeys and Destinations, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA
1999: 20 Years Later: A Retrospective, Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
BodyTech, Duncan & Miller Gallery, Washington, DC
1995: Louisiana Open and Absolut New Orleans, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1993: The Transparent Object, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1991: Collage/Assemblage, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA
The Subject is War: A Collaborative Public Art Project on Bus Shelters, New Orleans, LA
Artist on War: An Open Forum, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1990: Louisiane En Papier, Artist's Alliance, Lafayette, LA

Selected Publications:
2008: 3 Years After, Oxford American (magazine), Summer 2008, Issue 62
2006: Katrina Exposed (exhibit catalogue), New Orleans Museum of Art
2004: A Sense of Place, The Philadelphia Inquirer (review), July 11
Dreamy Deceptions, The Times-Picayune/Lagniappe (review), November 19
2003: Art in Medicine, The Times-Picayune/Lagniappe (review), July 25; Gambit (review) July 29
2002: TechTV: Fresh Gear, cable television interview (aired nationally June 19); Times-Picayune/Lagniappe (review), April 5; New Orleans Art Review (review), May/June; Poughkeepsie Journal, NY (review), September 19; Berkshire Eagle (review) October 9
2000: The Times-Picayune (review), January 28; Gambit (review), January 25; New Orleans Art Review (review), January/February 2000
1999: The Philadelphia Inquirer (review), The Arts, June 13
1993: Transparent Object(exhibit catalogue), Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.
Transparent Object a Case of the Emperor's New Clothes, The Times-Picayune/Lagniappe (review), May 28
Crystal Blocks of Yankee Coldness (video), the Space, Boston, MA
1990: Atlanta Art Papers (review), May/June, Atlanta, GA
VESTIGES/BOOKWORKS (exhibit catalogue), New Orleans, LA
1989: The VESTIGES Project: Contemporary Memorials (exhibit catalogue); New Art in an Old City(documentary film), WLAE-Channel 32, New Orleans, LA; NEW ORLEANS 1989: A View of Contemporary Women Artists (catalogue), Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA; Louisiana Artist's Pages: Love in the Ruins (book), Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

Collaboration Projects:
Founding member of the VESTIGES Project, which, since 1984, has been a forum for writers and visual artists to investigate the interconnection of image and text, and produce collaborative works that transcend exclusively visual or verbal modes of communication and perception.
2011:VESTIGES/trinitas, Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
2009:VESTIGES of New Orleans, Buckhead Library, Atlanta, GA
2008: LOSS. RITUAL. RELIC. Residue: The Archive. Newcomb College Institute, New Orleans, LA
2006-09: VESTIGES: ThinkTank. Artists Residency at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, which included the installations "Waterwords: A Katrina Pictionary" and "FLOOD LINES" in the St. Joseph St windows of the CAC.
2000: the VESTIGES Project: Journeys & Destinations. Examined the eternal question "Is Life about the Journey or the Destination?"
1992-94: VESTIGES: a Valorization of the Anonymous. Five Boston artists and five New Orleans artists and writers investigate sites that are unknown, overlooked or historically camouflaged to question traditional and commonly accepted ideas of the spectacular.
1991: The Subject is War. Public art installation on lighted bus shelters in New Orleans, LA
1990: VESTIGES/BOOKWORKS. A traveling exhibition that reinterpreted the book form, shown at: Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, LA; Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY; Ithaca College Gallery, Ithaca, NY; Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, OK
1989: the VESTIGES Project: Contemporary Memorials. Examined the carefully salvaged and preserved memory, the Memorial, through a series of multidisciplinary installations in a burned-out 19th century rowhouse in New Orleans.


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