Based in Louisville, KY, Debra Lott creates oil paintings and drawings that use the
female form to explore contemporary issues in art. Her large scale expressive
paintings reflect upon the human experience, specifically about women
adjusting and coping with contemporary challenges. Her works transcends
ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and age.
Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Lott received a BA in Art Education from Palm
Beach Atlantic University and an MAT in Art with a Specialization in Painting from
Florida Atlantic University. She studied privately in South Florida under Graham
Ingles, illustrator and famed EC comic artist.
Lott’s work has been featured in regional, national and international exhibitions
at venues such as: The National Women’s Caucus for the Arts at Kniznick Gallery
in Brandeis University, Boston, the St Louis National Caucus for the Arts in
Missouri, and the International Drawing Annual 5 Exhibition in Print, Manifest
Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, “Demographically Speaking”, a Figurative Exhibition,
Lexington Art League. Selected Corporate collections are St. Joseph’s Hospital
East, Lexington, KY, Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville, KY, Family Scholar House,
Louisville, KY, Center for Women and Families, Louisville, KY and private art
collector’s LaDonna Nichols and Larry Shapin.
A recipient of many awards and honors, Lott received The Kentucky Foundation
for Women 2007, 2008 and 2016 Artist Enrichment Grants, the Multicultural
Expressions of Faith, Award of Excellence, Xavier University, Cincinnati and the
2016 Figurative Artist of the Year Award, at Art Comes Alive 2016, Cincinnati, OH.
First Place in “Years of Chaos, Issues that are Destroying Us Now,” Kore Gallery,
2019 Louisville, Ky.
As a member of Pyro Gallery in Louisville, KY, Lott has been the featured or solo
artist in seven major exhibits.
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