A bloody path, a lyrical journey…a statement on a moment of time…
an anthropological narrative…all of the possibilities
of a collection of text and images

Researching past, and engaging the present with themes of memory and observation,
I am compiling my experiences in life and repurposing the good and the bad, utilizing the
complexity of exposure and involvement.

Referencing film, music, history, and poetry, mixed with discernment, judgement, tragedy and joy…
this work reflects fiction and fact.

An unrelated order, a non-chronological trip,
accesses and sub-texts, moral dictators and taciturn observers.

Deborah Whitney

Deborah Whitney

I am
A painter, printmaker, craftsperson, photographer, art handler, writer, mother…
A Maine woods resident

a BA from MassArt, and an MA from Wimbledon College of Art and an exhibition history of shows in the US and Europe over 40 years.
an independent curator and director of Whitney Art Works,
a former contemporary gallery in Portland, Maine


One Person Exhibitions:

2006 Dreamtime, Area Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
2002 Dreamtime, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
1988 Pacific House Gallery, Richmond University, London
1987 The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, Boston, MA
1983 New Art, Belmont Center Gallery, Belmont, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2023 LIttle Sparks, Lightsout Gallery, Norway, ME
2023 Decoding the Domestic, The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland, ME
2022 Twelfth Night: Gorgeous Works and Artist Books, The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland, ME
2022 Morphing Medium, The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, Portland, ME
2021 Art+Gender, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME
2020 Nano, Engine: Propelling the Creative Community, Biddeford, ME
2019 Vibrant, Frisco Art Gallery, Frisco TX
2019 Micrographity, ARTOTS, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
2018 Drawing I: The Everyday, Engine: Propelling the Creative Community, Biddeford, ME
2017 Searching the Line, Filter 4, Basel, Switzerland
2017 Dreamy and Surreal, MacPage, South Portland, ME
2017 Lines of Thought, Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery, Portland, ME
2013 MA Exhibition, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, London
2012 TRUST: Artists Respond to Morden Hall Park, London
2012 Wunderkammer, The Nunnery, Bow Arts, London
2005 Group Show, Yellow House Works of Art, Greenport, NY
2000 Mother and Child, Mills Pond House, Smithtown, NY
1999 Summer, Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY
1997 Group Show, Momenta Arts, Brooklyn, NY
1996 Group Show, 505 Broadway, NY, NY
1995 Group show, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
1993 Art for Aids Sake, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
1993 Activated Walls, Artists Space, New York, NY
1990 Works on Paper, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1988 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1982 Emerging Artists, Thompson Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1981 Group Show, Boston City Hall 1979 Group Show, Richmond University Gallery, London

Deborah Whitney
Deborah Whitney

Additional Projects include:

2023 Studio Faire, 2 week residency, Nérac, France
2023 Artist Member of the Maine Craft Association
2022 Arteles, 4 week residency, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijarvi, Finland
2019 Studio Faire, 4 week residency, Nérac, France
2002 Cover artwork for 7 Carmine, a limited edition of poetry and artwork, NY, NY
1996 Cover of Fairfield County Woman, weekly newspaper, Fairfield, CT
1995 Artist in Residence, Purnel School, Pottersville, NJ
1994 MacDowell Colony, 8 week residency, Peterborough, NH
1991 Published in first edition of Journal 188, a collection of fiction, poetry and artwork, NY, NY


2013 MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, London
1996 Graduate courses, Gallatin Division, NYU, in painting and cinema studies, NY, NY
1982 BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Deborah Whitney