Debra Y. Graham

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Phone: 917 796 8041


Artist Statement

My personal and professional journeys have bestowed upon me a generalized curiosity with how the whole may or may not be greater than the sum of its parts.   My work whether in collage, drawing or photography explores this theme of dynamic tension between line, form and movement.  In my drawings you can see both the kinetic energy of multiple swirling fields and the gestalt of the piece.  My collage work incorporates language, media and global shapes and speaks to the complex relationships between minutia and the whole.   In these mediums one can see the dialectic between the separate parts existing independently and as components of a symphony.   Enjoy

Educational Background

Debby graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1977 with a BFA degree.   I was awarded honors for outstanding excellence in art 1975, 1976, and 1977, as am a recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant for my creative use of materials in 1976.   I have historically been dedicated to photography as an art form however in the past years I have expanded my creative exploration in drawing, collage and painting.   Galleries in Syracuse, New York and New York City have exhibited my work and I remain part of Polaroid’s international traveling collection since 1987.   My work is displayed in private homes and prominent offices in New York City, Westchester, New York and Bridgehampton, New York.   You may contact me for a private viewing at [email protected] or 917-796-8041