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Deborah Emerson




Springfield, Il 62712


A Bit About Me

I am a mixed media artist who enjoys bold bright colors, lines, shapes and texture. Lots of texture. I like to play with different mediums and mix them altogether. You will often find text, iridescence and collage in my work. I tend to use my artistic voice to focus on my experiences as a citizen, woman and single mother. 

I have been an artist and designer for over 20 years and am also a trained metalsmith. My work has been displayed in galleries nationwide - from Chicago to the California. I currently have pieces in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. 

I enjoy what I do, and I enjoy sharing it with you. So please take a minute to look around and treat yourself to a piece of my work!

Work Experience

Group Exhibitions

Solo/Self Curated Exhibitions

Teaching/Lecturing Experience

       2021       Women in Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

       2020       Political Discord, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

       2020       Home – A Virtual Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

       2020       Touch – A Virtual Exhibition. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL

       2019-21   James L. Applegate Student Art Exhibition. Illinois Board of Higher Ed, Springfield IL

       2019       Annual Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Conference 2019.                                             Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il

       2018-19   Celine A Chu Awardees Exhibition! Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL

       2018        Mixed Media, Exploration!! Exhibition!! Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL    

2023      Chained: Loss of Body Autonomy - A Women's Perspective                                               (Work in Progress)

2019      Anxiety in the Age of Alternative Facts, (My Time with Lewis Carroll)

                       Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL 

2020-21  Private Painting Instructor. Springfield IL

2019       Annual Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Conference 2019. 

                        Guest Lecturer. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale IL

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