Debra Smith
Physical Shift I
Antique Silk, sewn
Year: 2008
Size: 21×15.5in
Framed: 26x20x1.5in
Black, wooden frame, glass
Framed: 48×22.75x1in
COA provided
Comes with original papers
Ref.: 924802-1065

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Debra Smith was born in Kansas City in 1971 and raised in Hannibal, Missouri.

Pursuing her interest in fashion and textiles, Debra Smith studied at the Italian Academy of Fashion & Design; Lorenzo de Medici in Florence Italy before receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute with a major in Fiber in 1993 and an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2002.

After living in Brooklyn, NY for over a decade, Smith returned to her native Midwestern roots in 2004. She now lives in Kansas City, where she continues to create art from vintage textiles.

“I am not a poet or someone who draws, my use of vintage textiles as a medium brings a history, a weight, a poetry to the work before I even begin to cut, sew and piece the work back together.

Allowing the work to intuitively flow through me, I am breaking all stereotypes associated with textiles, from ideas of craft to that of “women’s work” my pieced images have a strong language that is much more similar to that of painting, poetry & drawing.”

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Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2020 Seeking Balance, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

2020 Shifting Vision, solo, Puerh, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Seeking Balance, Haw Contemporary, solo, Kansas City, MO

2017 Fallowing The Thread, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

2017 Memory Trace, Studios INC, Kansas City, MO

2017 Recent Work, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA

2017 Recent Work, HAW Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2016 The Thread You Fallow, Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO

2016 Women’s Work: Points of View, Volland Store Art Center, KS

2015 Shifting Territory, Solo, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

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Selected Projects and Honors

2020 R.A.I.R., Roswell Artist in Residence Program (July-Sept)

2020 100 West Corsicana, Artist Residency (February 2020)

2018 New American Paintings, No. 137

2018 Mirror Mirrored, 28 contemporary artists twist on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, book

2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands

2015 New American Paintings, No. 119, Pg.128-131

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Debra Smith was born in Kansas City in 1971 and raised in Hannibal, Missouri.

Pursuing her interest in fashion and textiles, Debra Smith studied at the Italian Academy of Fashion & Design; Lorenzo de Medici in Florence Italy before receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute with a major in Fiber in 1993 and an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2002.

After living in Brooklyn, NY for over a decade, Smith returned to her native Midwestern roots in 2004. She now lives in Kansas City, where she continues to create art from vintage textiles.

“I am not a poet or someone who draws, my use of vintage textiles as a medium brings a history, a weight, a poetry to the work before I even begin to cut, sew and piece the work back together.

Allowing the work to intuitively flow through me, I am breaking all stereotypes associated with textiles, from ideas of craft to that of “women’s work” my pieced images have a strong language that is much more similar to that of painting, poetry & drawing.”

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Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2020 Seeking Balance, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

2020 Shifting Vision, solo, Puerh, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Seeking Balance, Haw Contemporary, solo, Kansas City, MO

2017 Fallowing The Thread, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

2017 Memory Trace, Studios INC, Kansas City, MO

2017 Recent Work, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA

2017 Recent Work, HAW Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2016 The Thread You Fallow, Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO

2016 Women’s Work: Points of View, Volland Store Art Center, KS

2015 Shifting Territory, Solo, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

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Selected Projects and Honors

2020 R.A.I.R., Roswell Artist in Residence Program (July-Sept)

2020 100 West Corsicana, Artist Residency (February 2020)

2018 New American Paintings, No. 137

2018 Mirror Mirrored, 28 contemporary artists twist on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, book

2015 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands

2015 New American Paintings, No. 119, Pg.128-131