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.
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
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.
1994 Selkirk and Cogen, Selkirk, New York Architect: Natasha Makowski
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
1995 – present: Boston College, adjunct professor Fine Arts Department
1995 – present: New England School of Art & Design @ Suffolk University