Artist Statement and Bio

Deb Chaney has been traveling to Mexico and Latin America over the past 5 years, making an undeniable implact on her life and art. Her pieces capture the vibrancy of color, life, and culture which she encounters on these trips abroad, creating optical journeys for your eyes and soul.

A place dear to her heart is La Ceiba Gráfica in the small town of La Orduña, Coatepec, Veracruz. A restored hacienda which was formerly both a citrus and coffee plantation, now a center for art and education centered around the medium of printmaking. Many young and talented artists come to work here like the ones featured in this exhibition and are making fresh and powerful work that is both beautiful and technically innovative. For these and many other reasons, Deb is proud to present this work, promote this special group of artists and spread the knowledge about La Ceiba Gráfica.

Deborah Chaney                      brayerabbit@gmail.com      347-924-0232

 

 

Education

2005                Tamarind Master Printer

Tamarind Institute Lithographic Workshop, University of New Mexico,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2004                Printer Training Program

Tamarind Institute Lithographic Workshop, University of New Mexico,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2001                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

 

 

Teaching and Professional Experience

2010-present   Professional Collaborative Printer, Deb Chaney Editions, Brooklyn, NY

                        Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Part-time Faculty, Parsons, The New School for Design, NY, NY

Guest Master Printer, La Ceiba Gráfica, Veracruz, Mexico

Guest Master Printer, Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca,   Mexico

Printmaking Workshop Instructor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,    NY

                        Advisory Board Member, Center for Contemporary Printmaking,

                        South Norwalk,            CT

2006-2011       Instructor

                        Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

                        Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

                        Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY, NY

Instruction in Lithography, Monoprint, Relief, Etching, Silkscreen, and other printmaking and paper applications.

2006–2009      Program Officer/ Collaborative Printer

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY, NY

2007                Guest Master Printer/ Lecturer, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

2001-2003           Studio Technician, Printmaking Department

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

                        Assistant printer, SCAD Editions, Savannah, GA

 

 

Collaborations and Editions

2010-present   Deb Chaney Editions, Brooklyn, NY

                        Clients: Pace Editions, Grenfell Press, Raking Light Projects, Sugarlift                                      Editions

                        Artists: Will Cotton, Ibrahim Miranda, Ben Jeans Houghton, José Antonio                            Suarez Londoño, Jaime Palacios, Robert Ryan, Deno, Rudy Fritsch, Jeff                                     Rassier, Michael Aul, Stephanie Tamez, Duncan X, Jondix, Chris Willcox,                                Gregory Frux, Lotta Jansdotter, Sofia Echeverri, Arturo Meade

2010-2013       La Ceiba Grafica, Veracruz

                        Universidad Autonoma de Benito Jaurez, Oaxaca

                        Aritsts: Carlos Pez, Rafael Ruiz, Miguel Obrador Garrido Capellini,                                        Shinzabura Takeda, Israel Nazario, Fulgencio Lazo, Enrique Flores

 

2006-2009       Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY, NY

Artists: Chakaia Booker, Glen Baldridge, Tom Christison, Bill Fick, Mike Houston, Anita Jung, Michael Krueger, José Antonio Suarez Londoño, Beauvais Lyons, Martin Mazorra, John L Moore, Robert Mueller, Chunwoo Nam, Jenny Schmid, Tatiana Simonova, Tom Spleth, John Tremblay, Chris Uphues

2008                Southeastern Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Atlanta, GA

                        Artist: Monica Cook

2005                Brayerabbit Editions, Knoxville, TN

                        Artist: George Rush

2004-2005           Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Artists: John Beerman, Star Wallowing Bull, Steven Deo, Anna Hepler, Julia Jacquette, Tom Jones, Robert Kelly, José Antonio Suarez Londoño, Gary Simmons, Chris Uphues, Marie Watt, Tad Lauritzen Wright, Karen Butler

2002-2003       SCAD Editions, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

                        Artist: Marshall Arisman, Steve Wiley

1999-2001       University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

                        Artists: Eric Avery, Carmon Colangelo, Phyllis McGibbon, John Risseeuw, Laurie Sloan

 

Panels and Demonstrations

2014                Stone Lithography Design Dictionary, Cooper Hewitt Museum, NY, NY

                        http://www.cooperhewitt.org/2014/06/07/design-dictionary-stone-lithography/

2012                SGC Panel Discussion

                        "What Now?: A Survey of Options"

                        Southern Graphics Council Conference, New Orleans, LA

2011                Printmaking Discussion and Demonstration

                        Whitney Museum Education

                        SUNY Purchase, Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

2010                SGC Panel Discussion

“At Face Value, Skype and the global printshop”

                        Southern Graphics Council Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2008                Panel Discussion

“4 Printmakers’ Paths”

American Print Alliance, Print Dialogue Day, Atlanta, GA

Lithographic Applications Demonstration

Dusting and Leafing

Parsons The New School For Design, NY, NY

2007                SGC Print Demonstrations

                        “Toner Applications in Litho”, toner as print matrix and drawing material

Flock ‘n’ Roll”, flock, pigment dusting, and leafing in silkscreen and litho

                        Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, MO

Lithographic Applications Demonstration

Dusting and Leafing

Parsons The New School For Design, NY, NY

2006                MAPC Panel

“Five Perspectives on Grad School”

                        Mid America Print Council Conference, Ohio University, OH

2004                SGC Student Panel, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Rutgers University, NJ

 

 

Exhibitions

2014                Art Show Today, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

                        Visions in Print, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

                        New Prints Benefit Exhibtion, International Print Center, New York, NY

                        Impresiones y Color Grafica, The Gallery @ Casa Mezcal, New York, NY

2013                Published by the Artist, International Print Center New York, NY

                        New Prints 2013/Autumn, International Print Center New York, NY

                        2013 Poetry Scores Art Invitational exhibition celebrating Anne Sexton’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

                        How We Gonna Get Back To Jersey, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

                        Sabor II, Leonard Codex, Brooklyn, NY

2012                IPCNY Benefit Exhibition, International Print Center New York, NY

                        Sabor, Leonard Codex, Brooklyn, NY

                        Cuaderna de Piedra, La Ceiba Grafica, Veracruz, Mexico

                        Published by the Artist, International Print Center New York, NY

2011                Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                        IPCNY New Prints 2011/Winter, International Print Center New York, NY

                        Lithography at Leonard Expo, Leonard Codex, Brooklyn, NY

2010                Hot Harvest, Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

2009                Due Process: An educational exhibit about the many processes of printmaking, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

                        Last Name and Zip Code, A1 Art Space, Knoxville, TN

2008                Hard Knox, University of Southern Missouri, St. Louis, MO

2007                Daegu Print Biennial 2007, Daegu, South Korea

2006                Paint a Plank, Skateboard Exhibitio, 24 Hour Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2005                6 Künstler – 12 QM, Das Zentrum Für Kunst Und Humanitat/

Center For Arts And Hunamity, Bad Langensalza, Germany

2004                Collaborative Prints, Fort 508 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2003                Alexander Ink, Alexander Hall Main Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

                        Read the Fine Prints, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA.

2002                Hearts United, Bread & Butter Café, Savannah, GA

                        4th Annual Face to Face Exhibition, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY

2001                Blind Date, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA

            Master Printmaking, Alexander Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

            Summer Studio Assistant Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

BFA Honors Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

            Beastial Beings, Works by Deborah Chaney, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN

            Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN