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.
EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
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
EDUCATION and OTHER WORK
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.
815 W 150 S, PO Box 790376, Virgin UT 84779
435-635-1576 email@example.com http://www.deborahdurban.com
Reflections on LightRays: deborahdurban.wordpress.com