Deborah L Brand

Statement & Bio Fiber/ Wearables 2-Dimensional 3-Dimensional Contact



I am a fiber artist, sculptor, and printmaker with a predilection for fantasy that is suggestive of literary and musical ideas. I favor intense color and baroque forms that speak of buoyancy and physical energy.

Good friends and loving family members collect discarded objects that I transform into playful forms alluding to delicate dances. As a child, I was surrounded by Victoriana in a home furnished with antique gems collected by my mother. In my married life, there were all the mid-century iconic pieces that architects favored. The push and pull of the ornate and the contemporary helped propel me on my circuitous journey to the artist I am today. The musical world in which I grew up also influenced the visually charged work before you.

My beautiful and creative architect husband sensitized me to the possibilities of becoming a sculptor. His influence, enthusiasm, and support kept me moving forward as I went from painting to sculpture. My work is my joy and passion. It speaks of optimism in the world. My art nourishes me, and brings both calm and energy. My wish is to share those influences with you.

Juried Group Exhibitions

Narthex Gallery, St. Peters's Church, Manhattan, January 2015
Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, Photo Credit Winter 2014/15 page 6
Iona College Art Gallery, New Rochelle, "Scene and Unseen" March, 2014
Galerie Protege, "Look Sharp: Art and Fashion from the Edge," New York, 2012
Lobby Gallery, "9x9x3 Revisited," New York 2012
Arsenal Arts Center, "Biomorphia," Watertown MA, 2011
San Francisco Museum of Folk Art and Craft, 2008
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, "The Fabric of Cultures," New York 2006
Wayne Arts Center, "CraftForms 2006," Wayne, Pennsylvania 2006
Silvermine Guild, "Crafts USA," New Canaan, Connecticut 2002 & 2005
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, "Music and the Visual Arts," New York 2005
Denise Bibro Gallery, "Form and Function 3," New York, NY 2003 to 2004
Textile Center of Minnesota, "Artwear in Motion," Minneapolis, Minnesota 2003
DeCordova Museum, "Wearables 2002," Lincoln, Massachusetts 2002
St. Louis Artist's Guild, "In Your Face: Portraits," St. Louis, Missouri 2001
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, "Fiber Celebrated 2001," Logan, Utah 2001
The Gayle Wilson Gallery, Southampton, NY 1997 to 2001
American Craft Museum, " 9x9x3" New York, NY 1998
New Art Forms Exposition, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois 1992 to 1996
Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1991 to 1996
Palos Verdes Arts Center, Palos Verdes, California 1995
Convergence 94, Saint Paul, Minnesota 1994
The Atrium Gallery, New York, NY 1990 1992
Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado 1990
The New England Quilt Museum, "Breaking New Ground," Lowell, Massachusetts 1989
Courthouse Quilt Conference, Geneva, Illinois 1989
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, "Designed to Wear," Portland, Oregon 1988
Mendecino Arts Center, "What to Wear," Mendecino, California 1987
Minneapolis Institute of Art, "Artwear '87," Minneapolis, Minnesota 1987
Prieto Gallery, Oakland, California 1986
16 Hands, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1985
Bellevue Museum, "Artwear '85 & '86," Bellevue, Washington 1985 & 1986
Cohen Gallery, Denver, Colorado 1984
Albright Knox Museum, "Art to Wear," Buffalo, NY 1984
Long Island Artists Guild, Long Island, NY 1976 & 1982
Mamaroneck Artists Guild National Exhibit, Mamaroneck, NY 7 shows 1974 to 1986

Professional Affiliations

Artists Circle Of New York
New York Society Of Women Artists
Textile Study Group of New York

Awards and Publications

Proof Magazine, "Finding Meaning Under A Stone", Artist Interview by Kayla Brand, pages 27&28, 2016
The Fabric of Cultures: The Godwin-Ternback Museum, 2008
St. Louis Artists' Guild: Alice Hunter Memorial Prize 2001
Fiberarts Reviews November-December 1990
Mamaroneck Artists' Guild Award 1986
Fiberarts Reviews May-June 1986
The New York Times April 21, 1985
Mamaroneck Artists' Guild Craft Award 1984
Long Island Craftsmen's Guild Award 1976


Master of Fine Arts, Queens College
Master of Science in Education, Queens College
Bachelor of Arts, Queens College
Studies in sculpture and batik painting, New School University

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