Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching Art (August 2000)
Specialization: Painting - 32 Graduate hours
Florida International University
Graduate Program 1996-1997
Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (May 1992)
Major: Art Education K-12
Professional Method Center
Instructor Graham Ingels, Comics legend
Teacher, Institute in Contemporary Art 2007
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Selected Exhibitions: Regional, National, International
Painting the Figure Now, 2021, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, exhibiting alongside Ann Gale and Alex Kanevsky, an International Exhibition curated by Didi Menendez and David Hummer with guest curators Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt (Bennett Collection/Prize)
2021American Women Artists 2021,Spring Online Juried Exhibit, Figurative Award
Lifting the Sky: Elevating the Works of American Women Artists, 2021 American Women Artists National Online Juried Exhibition
International Artist Magazine Art Prize Competition, People & Figures, Finalist Award, Full page Image and Interview published in International Artist Magazine #138, April/May2021 issue.
15th International ARC Salon Semi-Finalist, Figurative Category, 2021
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art International Biennial Portrait Competition, 2021(IBPC)
Curves, juried online exhibit, curated by Alayne Sahar, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Ambivalence, juried online exhibit, curated by Carol Hodes, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Shelter, juried online exhibition, curated by Dr. Samuel Peralta, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL
The Art of the Nude, juried online exhibition, 33 Contemporary. Chicago, IL
Art in City Hall Exhibition 2020/2021, Louisville, KY. Selected Artist
Louisville Visual Art Juried Exhibition, The Cressman Center, Louisville, KY, November 1-December 14, 2020.
#WomenStrongerTogether, Solo Exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY, September 11-October 17, 2020
Celebrate Women, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY, May 9-July 12, 2020
Kentucky Nude, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, Dec 2018-January 2020
Light in the Darkness: A Study of Hope and Healing, Kent Mansion Gallery, New Albany, IN, Dec. 5-Jan. 6/2020
Your Art Louisville, Save Art Space, Solo Public Art Exhibit on seven billboards, Louisville, KY, Summer 2019
Louisville Visual Art Juried Exhibition, The Cressman Center, Louisville, KY, November 1-December 14, 2019.
Years of Chaos, Issues that are Destroying Us, Kore Gallery, 1st Place Award, Louisville, KY, February, 2019
#MeToo, “From Silent to Resilient”, Solo Exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY, September 7-October 20, 2018
Generations, Stories of Mothers and Daughters, Featured artist in Duo Exhibition, Arts Alliance of Sothern Indiana, May 1-June 9, 2018
Introspective/Extrospective, Featured artist in Duo Exhibition, The Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY, March 16- April 20, 2018
Collections, 2017, solo exhibit of six series, Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY, March 3rd- April 20th, 2017
Owensboro Art Guild 55th Juried Exhibition, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY, February 25- April 14th. 2017
Lexington Art League, Demographically Speaking, A Figurative Exhibition, Lexington, KY, January13-February 12, 2017
Debra Lott solo exhibition, Roberta Marx Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY, August 1-September 30, 2016
Human-Nature, 2016, Solo Exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY August 26th-October 7th, 2016
The Enduring Figure, Kaviar Forge and Gallery, , Louisville, KY, November 25-February 4, 2016
Art Comes Alive 2016, ART Design Consultants Inc. Cincinnati, OH, July 23-August 29, 2016 Figurative Artist of the Year Award
2016 Beyond Borders Exhibit ,The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, New Albany, IN, , July 23-September 30, 2016
2015 - 2004
The Chautauqua National Exhibition, Eastern Kentucky University, 1/26/2015-2/20/2015
Evolving, 2014, solo exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY, August 29- October 4, 2014.
The Figure Revealed” Nude Exhibition, Kaviar Forge Gallery, Louisville, KY, March 28-May 31, 2014
The Art at the X National Juried Exhibition, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 'Multicultural Expressions of Faith', Award of Excellence, August 23-October 11, 2013
National Art Education Women Caucus Juried Art Exhibition, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Invitational presentation 2013, Ft. Worth, Texas
The Human Condition 2012, Featured Artist, Produced and exhibited a regional juried exhibition at Pyro Gallery July-August 2012
55th Mid-states Juried Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Indiana, December- March 2011
Kentucky Art Speaks Juried Art Exhibition, Louisville, KY, January, 2011
2010 Manifest Gallery International Drawing Annual- Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati Ohio, art work selected - Seasons of Grace, Charcoal on Paper
2010 NAEA Women’s Caucus Exhibition: Visualizing Social Justice at the 2010 National Art Education Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
2010 Water Tower Regional, Louisville Visual Art Association, KY, January 24-March 7, 2010
Women Imaging Women, solo exhibit with selected guest artists, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY, July 29th-September 4, 2010
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Artist Member Exhibition, Louisville, KY, Jan 10-Feb 21, 2009
54th Mid-States Juried Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Indiana, Dec 7-January 18, 2009.
Viewpoints, solo exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY - June 27th-August 16th, 2008
Elements and Icons, solo exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY - May 18th-June 23rd, 2007
Contemporary Women Artists XIV , Mad Art Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, , International Juried Exhibition, Sept 7-29, 2007, St Louis Chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for the Arts
Actors Theatre, Annual Juried Exhibition, Louisville, KY, 2007, Melea East and Boyce Martin, III Award
Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee - 2 Exhibitions, Selected Pieces - October 2006, November 2006
Kniznick Gallery of the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Boston, Vital Voices: Women’s Visions, 2006, (National Juried Exhibition in conjunction with National Women’s Caucus for the Arts)
Spalding University, Huff Gallery, Louisville, KY 2004
Awards, Honors, Publications and Interviews:
American Women Artists 2021 Spring Online Juried Show - Figurative Award
2021 International Artist Magazine Art Prize Competition, People & Figures, Finalist Award, Full page Image and Interview published in International Artist Magazine #138, April/May2021 issue.
2021 15th International ARC Salon Semi-Finalist, Figurative Category
Your Art Louisville, Save Art Space, Solo Public Art Exhibit on seven billboards, Louisville, KY, Summer 2019
Featured Artist Interview and two-page studio photo, Today’s Women, Artisan and Crafter’s Issue, Louisville, KY, March, 2019
First Place in “Years of Chaos, Issues that are Destroying Us Now,” Kore Gallery, 2019 Louisville, Ky.
Featured Artist Interview on WAVE3 Weekend Sunrise Segment
Louisville Artist Addresses Body Images in Media in New Exhibit September 11, 2016
Featured Artist Interview on WHAS Great Day Live
Human Meets Nature at Pyro Gallery, September 5, 2016
Featured Artist Interview on WDRB with Gina Glaros
New Exhibit in NuLu to Empower Women about Self Image, August 26th, 2016
2016 Figurative Artist of the Year Award
Art Comes Alive 2016, ART Design Consultants Inc. Cincinnati, OH, July 23-August 29
Award of Excellence, The Art at the X National Juried Exhibition, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 'Multicultural Expressions of Faith', Award of Excellence, August 23-October 11, 2013
2010 Individual Artist Professional Development Grant, funded by the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Center for Women and Families 2010 Annual Event
On Feb 25th at the Louisville Marriot Downtown, the triptych “Moving Forward Together” was showcased at the 23rd Anniversary Celebration of Service and Survival honoring the 2010 Women of Distinction. The Center for Women and Families signature event focused on their services for children who have witnessed abuse and violence.
INDA 5 Drawing Competition 2010
Drawing entitled “Season’s of Grace” was selected for the International Drawing Annual Exhibitions in Print; a juried competition that supports the recognition, documentation and publication of excellent, current and relevant works of drawing from around the world. From 1300 submissions, 114 works were selected from 23 states and 10 countries. In addition, the Online Supplemental Resource will provide biographical info, artist statements, and details of sample works for each artist included in the publication.
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 NAEA Women’s Caucus Juried Art Exhibition:
Artists were invited to submit work relevant to the conference theme of social justice. Art work was selected through a juried process. Award winning artists were invited to the group exhibition at the Convention Center, to briefly speak about their artwork’s content and message relating to social justice. The artist’s art work was also included in a print exhibition catalogue and in an electronic exhibition at the conference.
Equally Yours Billboard Art Competition, Painting selected to be displayed on Louisville billboard to promote female and social awareness, November 2009, Louisville, KY
Insight Communications Network (ICN2) Villionaire show
Selected Artist for Interview Segment September 2008
Kentucky Foundation for Women – 2016 Artist Enrichment Grant Recipient
An award given to feminist artists who are committed to positive social change across the state of Kentucky - to create a series of paintings grappling with the idealistic images of women portrayed in the media. The process will challenge the artist to experiment with new techniques for working with texture, color, and varnishes, and the paintings will foster dialogue about the unrealistic and harmful standards the media sets for women and girls.
Kentucky Foundation for Women – 2008 Artist Enrichment Grant Recipient: An award given to feminist artists who are committed to positive social change across the state of Kentucky - received a grant to attempt new and varied compositions by creating and displaying a series of large scale oil portraits of young girls from various backgrounds, focusing on revealing their inner beauty and spirit, which will advance the status of young girls in Kentucky.
An award given to feminist artists who are committed to positive social change across the state of Kentucky – received a grant to create and display a series of large-scale portraits revealing the beauty of elderly women, especially in Kentucky, and engage viewers with the portraits and a short personal life story revealing each woman's courage, strength, and character."
National Women’s Caucus for Art, Featured Member Artist for January 2007 displayed on NWCA web page
International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, 2010, Drawing selected for publication
Savannah College of Art, Art Educator’s Forum Publication, Painting selected for 2010 Cover.
Pure Uncut Candy Louisville Art Publication: July 2011, cover, July 2012, October 2012, January 2013, March 2013. June 2013, cover