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

Facebook Boston recently commissioned Weisberg to create an 22-foot long tape installation for its corporate office in Cambridge (2017). Weisberg has twice attended the MacDowell Colony and was awarded an art residency in Can Serrat, outside of Barcelona, for June 2009. In 2008 she 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.

Weisberg was a 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 the artist collaborates regularly with students on large-scale dimensional drawing installations, the most recent, Somatic (e) SCAPES at Milton Academy (2015).

In addition to teaching at Boston College and New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Weisberg is an energetic invited lecturer. She spoke on “Material Drawing:  Exploration and Connectivity” for MIT’s Department of Architecture School of 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.

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SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017  Facebook Boston Corporate Office, Material Drawing, Cambridge, MA

2017  Southern New Hampshire University, McIninch Gallery, Manchester NH

2016  Lesley University, VanDernoot Hall, Mermeros, Cambridge

2014  Milton Academy, Somatic (e)SCAPES

2011  Gallery Kayafas, Dystopian Dreaming, Boston, MA (catalogue)

2008  Hargate Gallery at St. Paul’s School, Sculpture and Installations, Concord, New Hampshire

2004  NAO Project Space, New Sculpture, Boston, MA

2003  DeCordova Museum, (Sub) Surface (Installation), Lincoln, MA

1999  New England School of Art & Design, Drawing from the Insides, Boston, MA

1998  Lionheart Gallery, Inner Skins, Boston, MA.

1997  DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

1993  Trustman Gallery, New Sculpture. Simmons College, Boston, MA

1991  Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  Wedeman Gallery, Lasell College, Abstract Systems, Newton, MA

2016  Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Surface Appeal: Material Perception, Westport, MA

2016  Haber Space @ Central Booking, Animal/ Vegetable/ Mineral, NYC

2016  Art House Production Vanishing Point, Jersey City, NJ

2015  Duxbury Art Complex, Cannot be Described in Words, Drawing/Daring

2014  The Distillery Gallery, Skies, Water & Death, Boston, MA

2013  Clark University, CONstruct/conStruct, Worcester, MA

2013 Thompson Gallery, Strange Glue, Weston, MA

2012  Holland Paper Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands (catalogue)

2011  Concord Art Association Cannot Be Described in Words: Drawing Expanded, Concord, MA

2010   AnnMarie Garden, Glow, Solomons, Md

2010  Brattleboro Museum, Drawing Itself, Brattleboro, VT

2009  OHT Gallery, Drawings, Boston, MA

2009  Danforth Museum, Material Drawing, Framingham, MA (catalogue)

2008  GASP Gallery, Material Drawing, Brookline, MA

2007  Art in the Park, Newton, MA

2007  Brickbottom Gallery, MacDowell Centennial Exhibition, Somerville, MA

2005  Kingston Gallery, Inviting, Boston, MA

NURTUREart, it was here a minute ago, Williamsburg, NY

Space 200/Alternate Currents, Monochrome, Boston, MA

2004  Mills Gallery, Cut, Boston, MA

2002  Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada

Forest Hills Cemetery, Spirit in the Trees, Boston, MA

AIR Gallery, Generations, NYC, NY

2001   Lake George Art Project, Lake George, NY

Fletcher/Priest Gallery, Worcester, MA

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2000  The Painting Center, Multi, NYC.

Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, Stillness Within, NYC

1999  The New Art Center, A Common Thread, Newton, MA

1997  The Attleboro Museum, Fire and Ice, Attleboro, MA

1996  Lionheart Gallery, Unearthed, Work by Deborah Davidson & Debra Weisberg, Boston, MA

1995  McMullen Museum, Inspired by Nature, Boston College, MA

Wheeler Gallery, In Making it Actual – Works on paper by 5 sculptors, Providence, RI

1994  Gallery 28, Boston, MA

1992  Brickbottom Gallery, 15 Recent Grant Winners in the Visual Arts. Somerville, MA

1991  Art Complex Museum, Homage to Wood; Tree as Image, Duxbury, MA.

Artists Foundation, Intimate Perspectives. Boston, MA

University Gallery, Tree – A Group Exhibition, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

1990  Watson Gallery, Spirituality in Contemporary Art by Women (catalogue). Wheaton College, Norton, MA.

1989  East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, OBJECTS/FIGURES Four Sculptors:
Ronald Gonzalez-Nene Humphrey-Grace Knowlton-Debra Weisberg
(catalogue). East Hampton, NY.

Erector Square Gallery, Selections 1989. New Haven, CT

1988  Howard Yezerski Gallery, Above/Within/Beyond Nature. Boston, MA

Rose Museum, Tangible Choices – Five Sculptors at Work (catalogue). Brandeis University, MA.

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2015  Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship

2014  MIT Computational Design Lecture, Material Drawing: Exploration and Connectivity

2014  University College London, Computational Making Workshop Presenter

2014  Milton Academy, Artist in Residence

2014  Meditech Corporation, Artist in Residence Creativity Consultant

2013  Mass College of Art Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist

2013  Wheaton College, “Swoop- Collaborative Drawing Installation”, Norton Ma

2011  Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Recipient Somerville, MA

2009   CanSerrat Residency, Spain

2008  Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Recipient: Drawing
Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Recipient,
Somerville, MA

2007  St. Paul’s School Artist in Residence, Concord, New Hampshire         

2004  Boston AICA (International Association of Art Critics) 2004 award, second place, Best Solo Installation/Single Work in a Museum

2004  Massachusetts Cultural Council Award Artist in Residency, Cambridge, MA

2001  Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Recipient, Somerville, MA

1998  Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Recipient, Somerville, MA

1991  Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Recipient Somerville, MA

1989  Artists Space, NYC.

1989  Somerville Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Recipient, Somerville, MA

1988  MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

 

COLLECTIONS

Simmons College, Boston, MA

Meditech, Burlington, MA

General Hardware Manufacturing Co., NYC, NY

Joan Sonnabend, Boston, MA

Mass Power, Springfield, MA

Rolm Corporation, NYC, NY

Sonesta Art Collection, Boston, MA

Sterling Drug, Inc.

Private Collections

 

COMMISSIONS

1994  Selkirk and Cogen, Selkirk, New York Architect: Natasha Makowski

Private Commissions

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016  The Boston Globe (3/29) Cate McQuaid, Mermeros

2011  The Boston Globe (11/9) Cate McQuaid, Luminescent Dreaming

2011  Art New England (November) Sarah Baker, Dystopian Dreaming: Work by Debra Weisberg

2009  Boston Sunday Globe (4/12) Cate McQuaid Drawn to go beyond pen and paper, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2004  Boston Globe (11/26), Cate McQuaid, Finding inspiration beneath the surface, NAO Project Gallery, Boston, MA

2004  Boston Herald (11/26), Joanne Silver, Anomalous exhibit a ‘Cut’ above, Mills Gallery of the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2001  Art New England (June), Beneath the Surface, Beverly, MA

2001  Frieze Magazine (June), Gary Dueher, Beneath the Surface, Beverly, MA

1999  Boston Globe (July), Christine Temin, Boston College Show; Boston, MA

1999  Boston Globe (Nov), Cate McQuaid, Debra Weisberg Drawing from the Insides, Boston, MA.

1999  Art New England (June), Marty Carlock, A Common Thread, New Art Center, Newton, MA

1999  Boston Globe (3/7), Marty Carlock, A Common Thread, New Art Center, Newton, MA

1998  Arts Media (June), Shawn Hill, Lionheart Gallery, Boston, MA

1996  Art New England (February/March), Miles Unger, Unearthed, Lionheart Gallery, Boston, MA

1995  Art New England (August/September), Alicia Faxon, In Making it Actual – Works on paper by 5 sculptors, Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI.

Art New England (February/March), Mara Witzling, Deborah Davidson & Debra Weisberg:  Mixed Media & Sculpture, The Arts Center in Hargate.

1994  The Union Leader (11/11), Manchester, N.H., The Arts Center in Hargate.

Art New England (June/July), Alicia Faxon, Rediscovering Nature in the 90’s, Trustman Gallery.

1993  Boston Globe (11/17), Christine Temin, Sculpting the Still Before the Storm, Trustman Gallery.

1991  Boston Globe (3/21), Nancy Stapen, Unusual Works of Art in Unlikely Places, Sasaki Associates, Inc.

1990  Art New England (March), Alicia Faxon, Spirituality in Contemporary Art by Women, Watson Gallery

 

TEACHING

1995 – present: Boston College, adjunct professor Fine Arts Department

1995 – present: New England School of Art & Design @ Suffolk University