Staff Faculty


Senior Director of Marketing & Communications



  • MFA with distinction, Pratt Institute
  • BA Bryn Mawr College
  • Diploma in web design, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Born in Durham, North Carolina, Deborah earned a BA in fine arts with a concentration in women and feminism studies from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute. She was an inaugural WonderRoot Walthall Fellow (2012-13), artist facilitator for the SouthWest Art & Social Engagement Project at Emory University (2013-14), and selected artist for ArtFields (2016). Deborah was part-time associate professor at Kennesaw State University and worked as nonprofit administrator for Atlanta Printmakers Studio, C4 Atlanta, and SGC International. Previously director of marketing & communications at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Deborah is currently senior director of marketing & communications at Future Generations University.

Deborah’s artwork uses diverse forms of printmaking, mixed-media, and performance/film to explore questions of self-portraiture and self-escapism. Her work oscillates between abstraction and figurative signs; automatic gestures to create a Modernist ready-mades and elaborate, capricious imaginings that exploit her phobias and pathos. Her work incorporates the female body, queer emotional spaces, and the codification of her fears. Deborah has exhibited primarily in Philadelphia, New York, North Carolina, Atlanta, and Knoxville.