Deborah Freedman lives and works in New York City and Kerhonkson, New York. She studied painting and printmaking at N.Y.U. with Knox Martin, Audrey Flack, James Wines and Robert Blackburn. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, The U.S.Department of State: the US Department of State Art Bank, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was a MacDowell Colony Fellow in l991 and Guest Artist at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 1993. In 2012 she was commissioned to create a suite of monoprints for the FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. She is the co-founder with Marjorie VanDyke of VanDeb Editions - a printmaking atelier in New York City publishing etchings and monoprints.

Deborah first came to Oehme Graphics in 2013 for a summer workshop, and discovered a deep affinity for Master Printer Sue Oehme’s vision with watercolor monotypes and solarplate transfers. Deborah returned to OG in 2014, this time to collaborate with Sue one-on-one. During the week at OG, Deborah created created a beautiful and dynamic body of 15 prints, entitled With or Without You. Eight of the watercolor monotypes mesure 26 ¾” x 32” and six are diptychs at 26 ½” x 56”. Deborah’s work addreses color and mark making to describe etheric landscapes that could be a multitude of places and from any era. The pieces that result are startling, and allow the viewer to pause in imagined possibilities.

During January of 2015 Deborah visited OG again and continued to build on her previous collalboartions with Sue, with a new series entitled Every Breaking Wave. Twelve new prints increased in scale to 35 1/2” x 53”. Deborah also produced a few small prints, 18 1/2 x 26 inches, and three medium prints measuring 19 1/2 x 40 inches or 28 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches. The history of Deborah’s marks, which she made with various paint brushes, ink spreaders, rollers, and spray bottles, along with the use of ghost vellums, pull the images together into completed, multi-layered landscapes.

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