My paintings address issues of gender definition, self- identification and female objectification using stylized figuration and saturated high-key color. I emphasize and exaggerate stereotypical concepts of precision, perfection and beauty in femininity. My females are both representations of self as well as faceless archetypes, eliciting questions about identity, self-awareness and sentiment. I explore codes of femininity while also addressing issues of willingness and consent. I often insert my subjects into situations where self-control and self-awareness are requisites. My work can best be described as belonging to the “New Surrealist Movement,” using a stylization of form, pattern and color. The border frames that I paint onto the canvas serve as both an additional element of pattern and a transitional bridge from canvas to wall, easing the visual abruptness of the change in surface.
New American Paintings Northeast Issue, curated by Bill Powers, Half Gallery, NY. ( Forthcoming )
Painting 2011-2021, Site: Brooklyn, NY, curated by Peter Frank
Lines & Other Forms, Dodomu Gallery, Brooklyn,NY.
People Places Things, curated by Samantha Rippner, Project Gallery V, NY. https://www.projectgalleryv.com/people-places-things
Formation: Bodies in Contemporary Art, Greenhouse Auctions, NY. https://greenhouseauctions.net/product/2021-formation/interplay/
Elephant Magazine, Are We There Yet?, Louise Benson, Deputy Editor Elephant Magazine https://elephant.art/labour-of-love-does-it-ever-make-sense-to-work-for-free-18022021/
Artmaze Magazine Winter Issue #21 Cassie Biddle, curator, and Victoria Williams, Director Cob Gallery, London https://artmazemag.com/winter-issue-21
NY City Artist Corps Grant 2021
Studio Visit Artist, I Like Your Work Podcast, September 2021.
Artist Interview Visionary Art Collective January 2021 https://www.visionaryartcollective.com/interviews/deborah-druick
New American Paintings Northwest Competition Winner Issue 146 curated by Jerry Saltz https://www.newamericanpaintings.com/artists/deborah-druick
Vermont Studio Center Residency Grant Recipient 2020
Studio Tour Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Red, Yellow, Blue Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, Lower East Side, NY.
Unseen, curated by Akili Tommasino, at Collar Works, Troy, NY
Velvet Ropes NYC at Shrine NYC, NY.
Saturated: An Eye for Color, curated by Michael Rooks, at The Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Pulse Miami, Vellum Projects, Miami Beach, FL.
Art Market Hamptons 2019, The Bridgehampton Museum.
Vellum Magazine No. 22 edited by Stephanie Young.
Awarded Jurors Second Place Prize, Saturated: An Eye for Color, curated by Michael Rooks, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Clio Art Fair, March 8-11,2018, 335 West 35th. Street, NY.
Signal, Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, NY.
Saatchi The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center.
Clio Art Fair, New York, NY.
28th International Juried Exhibition,The Viridian Gallery, NY.
Riverarts Open Studio, Westchester, NY.
The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums,Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Clio Art Fair 2017, New York, NY.
Really, Really Affordable Art Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.
Fun House, Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre, Poughkeepsie, NY.
27th International Juried Exhibition,Viridian Gallery, New York, NY.
Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.
Putting it All Together, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY.
Mixmaster Group Show, Mattatuck Museum, CT.
Open Orange 2015,Valleyarts Firehouse Gallery, NJ.
Select Art Fair Miami 2014, Miami,FL.
New Directions '14 National Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Barrett Art Center,Poughkeepsie,NY.
N.A.W.A 125th Anniversary Members' Exhibition, New York, NY.
Media Coverage 2014
Part of Widewalls coverage of Select Art Fair Miami
Covered by Bedford and Bowery's write-up of Select Air Fair Miami