Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Summer Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Debra Weisberg

Debra Weisberg is active nationally and internationally. She has exhibited at the Paper Biennial in the Netherlands; East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art; Art in General, 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; Dedee Shattuck Gallery; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University and VanDernoot Gallery, Lesley University.

In 2017 Weisberg,In 2017 Weisberg will be an artist-in-residence at the Facebook Corporate Office in Cambridge, for which she will produce an eighteen-foot long tape installation. She twice attended the MacDowell Colony and was awarded an art residency in CanSerrat, outside of Barcelona, for June 2009. In 2008 Weisberg 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 forty-foot high installation at the DeCordova entitled (Sub) Surface won an award for best museum installation (2003) from the Boston Art Critics Association. In 2008 Weisberg was a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship winner in drawing. She twice attended the MacDowell Colony and was awarded an art residency in CanSerrat, outside of Barcelona, for June 2009.Weisberg was Somerville Arts Lottery winner in 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2015. 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 Weisberg collaborates regularly with students on large-scale dimensional drawing installations, the most recent, Somatic (e) SCAPES at Milton Academy.

In addition to teaching at Boston College, Weisberg is an energetic invited lecturer.  She was a visiting artist at Meditech Corporation for many years where she conducted creativity workshops. She recently spoke on “Material Drawing:  Exploration and Connectivity” for MIT’s Graduate Architecture and Planning. This paper, which examined the material of making, intuition and accidents in the digital age, was presented in 2014 at University College, London and most recently presented at the Broad Institute in Cambridge as part of their art/science lecture series.

Thursday, July 12 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Design and Media Center, Lecture Hall
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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