Deborah Durban: Mixed media artist

Deborah Durban is an artist who uses personal narratives as a lens to explore broader cultural and political issues. Her own experiences of being an outsider—as an immigrant to this country, and as a woman who pursued a career in a male dominated profession in her birth country of England, give her a unique perspective on rights and opportunities many of us take for granted. Deborah’s work regularly confronts cultural stereotypes and alienation that arise from questions of body image, something that she has become acutely aware of in confronting physical challenges brought about by illness.

Having began her life as a teacher of art, and having a masters degree in Art Education it is natural for Deborah to use her art to simultaneously express and educate. In sharing her own story, she seeks to expand our understanding of our current cultural and political situation, and of ourselves.

She currently lives in Virgin, Utah.


2022 Women Out West : Professional Artists show. Sears Museum, Utah Tech. St. George. UT. Group

Southern Utah Guild of Assemblage, Bookarts and Collage Group Show. Cedar City Library, Cedar City, UT 

2021 The Art of Women: Cedar City Library and City Hall. Cedar City, UT Group

2020 Utah Women’s Mural : with Jann Haworth. Participant. Zions Bank, Salt Lake City, UT

Covid Pop up Show. Sears Museum, Dixie State College, St. George UT. Group

2019 Kith and Kin: Canyon Community Center, Springdale UT. Solo

Tree of Life: The four Seasons. Mural. Gaia Tree Yoga Studio Virgin, UT . Solo

Kith and Kin: River Rock Roasting Company, La Verkin, UT. Solo

2018 Bits and Pieces: Access II Gallery, Art Access, Salt Lake City, UT. Solo

Kith and Kin: Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT . Solo

2015 Inspirations from the Colorado Plateau, Zion Human History Museum, Zion National Park,  Springdale UT. 3 Person.

2013-14 SKY: Feet on the ground: Sears Museum Gallery, DSU, St. George, UT. Group

2013 Artwork: painted with a brush on an iPad: River Rock Coffee Co. Utah. Solo

Earth & Sky: Human History Museum Gallery, Zion National Park, Utah. 2 person

         Art and Botany: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Group

         Reflections on Light Rays: Bit & Spur Restaurant, Springdale, UT. Solo

2012 Land of Contrast: Artist’s Diary of the Dixie Forest. Sears Museum, Dixie State College, St. George UT. Group

         Counterforms, J. Williard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Group

         Beauty and the Eye, Canyon Community Center Gallery, Springdale. Group

2011 Untitled: Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT. Group

         Marking Time: Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT. Solo

Catalyzing Change: Artist as Activist: SUU Conference Panel, Cedar City, UT.

2010 Drawing On Nature: Nature Journal Exhibit. New Mexico Museum Of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM. Group

2009 Diversity Of Women: Utah Women Artist Exhibit. Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Salt Lake City, UT.  Group

         Cedar City Annual Art Invitational. Braithwaite Gallery, Cedar City, UT. Group

         Zion Park Centennial Art Exhibit: A Century Of Sanctuary. St. George Museum Of Art, UT. Group

2008 Openings. Blue Sage Gallery, Cedar City, UT. 2 person

         Annual Spring Salon. Springville Museum Of Art, Springville UT. Group

2007 Earth, Wind, Water, Fire. Canyon Community Center Gallery, Springdale, UT. Prize Winner Group 

         Cedar City 64th Annual Juried Show. Braithwaite Gallery, Southern Utah University, UT. Prize Winner Group

2006 Community. Canyon Community Center Gallery, Springdale, UT. Group

2005 Earthlines. Bit & Spur Restaurant, Springdale, UT. Solo

2004 Painters of Zion, Worthington Gallery, Springdale. UT. Group

Regional Juried Show. St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT. Group

2003 Zion Canyon Artists Show. The Utah Arts Council, Glendinning Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Group

2002 3 Women. Datura Gallery, Coyote Art Village, Kayenta, UT. 3 person

2001 Earthlines. Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Solo

         Japanese Assemblages. Spring Mill Café, Conshohoken, PA. 3 person

         Earthlines. 3rd Street Gallery On 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA. Solo

         Cheltenham Center For The Arts. Philadelphia, PA. Faculty

         University City Arts League. Philadelphia, PA. Faculty

         Main Line Art Center. Haverford, PA. Faculty

1999 Labyrinths & Narratives. 3rd Street Gallery On 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA. 2 person

1997-99 Perkins Art Center Members & Faculty Annual Show. Moorestown, NJ. Group

                  Markheim Art Centre Annual Juried Show. Haddonfield, NJ. Prize Winner. Group



Writing Away: A Creative Guide To Awakening The Journal-Writing Traveler.   By Lavinia Spalding. 2009

A Century Of  Sanctuary. Published by The Zion Canyon History Association. 2008


Sojourns: Journal. Memory. Land. Winter/Spring. Published by The Peaks, Plateaus & Canyons Association. 2009 

Philadelphia Daily News. Interview by Anne R. Fabbri, 2001


1992 Post Graduate Certificate in Education Art & Design. University Of Sussex, Sussex, UK. 

1977-80 Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Graphic Design/Illustration. Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton UK. 

1976-77 Foundation Course.  Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK.

1980 till now: Artist, Graphic Designer, Art Teacher (Elementary through Continuing Education), Owner: Rental business/Bed & Breakfast/African Art Import/Design studio, non profit Administrator, Volunteer Arts Chair for Z-Arts! And Director Artist Co-op in Philadelphia.

Deborah Durban

815 W 150 S, PO Box 790376, Virgin UT 84779


Reflections on LightRays: