Curriculum Vitae

Debra Lott

Education:

 

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching Art (August 2000) Specialization: Painting - 32 Graduate hours

 

Florida International University

Miami, 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

Lantana, Florida

Instructor Graham Ingels, EC Comics legend

 

Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art 2007

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

 

Selected Solo, Invitational, Juried Exhibitions

2022

Artful Connections Invitational Exhibition, Featured Artist, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, KY 2022

 

Visionary Art Collective Publication, Spring, Issue 2, Featured Artist, Leading Magazine for Visionary Artists and Educators, Brooklyn, NY

 

  Lunar Codex - selected artist – Lott’s artwork, along with other artists’ selected pieces will be placed in two

  time capsules.  “The Lunar Codex has been called the most expansive, international, and diverse collection of

 contemporary culture launched to the Moon.” June 2022

 

2021

Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, 2021, Finalist in non-Commissioned Portraits

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)

American 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, 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

2020

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,

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

 

2019

Your Art Louisville, Save Art Space, Solo Public Art Exhibit on seven billboards, Louisville, KY

 Louisville Visual Art Juried Exhibition, The Cressman Center, Louisville, KY, November-December 

Years of Chaos, Issues that are Destroying Us, Kore Gallery, 1st Place Award, Louisville, KY, February

 

2018

#MeToo, “From Silent to Resilient”, Solo Exhibition, Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY, September 7-October 20

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

2017

Owensboro Art Guild 55th Juried Exhibition, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY, February 25- April 14th. 2017 Lexington

Collections, 2017, solo exhibit of six series, Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY, March 3rd- April 20th,

Lexington Art League, Demographically Speaking, A Figurative Exhibition, Lexington, KY, January13-February 12, 2017

2016

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

 

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:

 

2022

Visionary Art Collective Publication, Spring, Issue 2, Featured Artist, Leading Magazine for Visionary Artists and Educators, Brooklyn, NY

  Lunar Codex - selected artist – Lott’s artwork, along with other artists’ selected pieces will be placed in two

  time capsules (a main capsule each attached to lunar landers. “The Lunar Codex has been called the most

  expansive, international, and diverse collection of contemporary culture launched to the Moon. June 2022

2021

SaveArtSpace, Gender Based Violence group public art exhibition, installed on advertisement space in Seattle, WA

ArtsHeal Public Art space installation award in Greater Louisville supported by Fund for the Arts, Louisivlle, Ky.

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.

American Women Artists Spring Show 2021, Outstanding Figurative Award 2021 15th International ARC Salon Semi-Finalist, Figurative Category

 

2019

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. 2016-2007

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 “Seasons 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

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.

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

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.

Kentucky Foundation for Women, 2007 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 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."

 

Insight Communications Network (ICN2) Villionaire show

Selected Artist for Interview Segment September 2008

 

National Women’s Caucus for Art, Featured Member Artist for January 2007 displayed on NWCA web page

 

 

Publications:

Schoolarts Magazine, Davis Publications - is a national magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts, inspiring creativity in teaching since 1901.

May-June 2016        “Re-Painted R-Enactments”

May/June 2014        “ Exotic Environments”

November 2012       “Nonsensical Scenes”

November, 2011      “Magnificent Morphs”

December, 2010       “Not Just a Pretty Face”

March, 2010               Cover and article, “Spaces Between the Lines”

January, 2010             Cover and article “Perspective, Louisville Style”

January, 2009              "Transformation and Metamorphosis”

January, 2008              “Teacher/Student Portfolio"

February, 2008            "Getting to the Root of Things" "Expressive Costume Portraits"

January, 2007              “Hardly Hardware”

May/June, 2007         Cover and Article "Wild Beasts of Still Life"

May/June, 2006          “Crossing Cultures with Cubism”

December, 2006         “Starting with a Grid” Self Portraits

September, 2005        “Express Yourself; Using Color Schemes, Cameras, and Computer