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Debra Lott [b.1951] is an American figurative artist from South Florida, now living in Louisville, KY. Lott completed her undergraduate degree at Palm Beach International University and received her Masters of Art in Teaching Art from Florida Atlantic University. She studied privately under Graham Ingles, EC Comic illustrator.

Debra Lott has practiced oil painting and portraiture while instructing art classes since 1971. Her paintings have been selected for regional, national and international exhibitions including: Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY, Quest for the Modern Figure 2021 at 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, Chautauqua National Exhibition at Eastern Kentucky University, Art at the X National Juried Exhibition at Xavier University, Cincinnati and the International Biennial Portrait Competition, 2021 and Painting the Figure Now, 2021 both at Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin.

Selected awards include: International Artist Magazine Art Prize Competition, ‘People & Figures, Finalist Award’ 2021, American Women Artists Spring Show 2021 ‘Outstanding Figurative Award’, 15th International ARC Salon Semi-Finalist, Figurative Category, Portrait Society of America, Member’s only Competition 2021, Finalist, and Save Art Space, Solo Public Art Exhibit, Louisville, KY and Seattle Washington.  Lott is a three-time grant recipient from Kentucky Foundation for Women. Notable collections include Norton Cancer Institute and Family Scholar House of Louisville, KY.

Debra Lott is among a select group of artists to have their artwork going to the moon (digital and analog technology in time capsules) and the first of women artists to have her painting on the lunar surface. The Lunar Codex is the first project to put the work of women artists on the Moon and also represents the first figurative realist art on the lunar surface. Lott’s work was selected by Samuel Peralta the payload coordinator and curator for the Lunar Codex.

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