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Debra Lott
Louisville, Kentucky

Assumption High School, Visual Art Dept. Chair

pages 108-109


The human form is the source of my inspiration; it is a subject that proves inexhaustible as well as dynamic. I never seem to lose interest in human anatomy, individual expression and complexity of spirit.

The women of Kentucky that cross my path–all ethnicities and socioeconomic levels, both young and old, form my artistic statement. In my drawings and paintings I record their lives, capturing moments, revealing character, expressing physical and spiritual beauty. Their hands and face tell their stories, their eyes speak from the canvas and the lines in their skin reveal their journeys.

I often choose large scale compositions and create mega size portraits to allow maximum opportunities for detail, color and brushstrokes. My sketches and paintings are often strong in contrast and emphasize strength in character.

Beyond my artistic endeavor, is my desire to elevate each woman's value; to create awareness and to promote the position of women with a visual expression of their spirit.



born: 1951, West Palm Beach, Florida


Florida Atlantic University, MAT, 2000
Palm Beach Atlantic University, BA, 1992 (Major:  Art Education K-12)

selected awards/honors

"Equally Yours" Billboard Exhibition, Painting selected to be displayed on a billboard to promote female and social awareness, November 2009, Louisville, KY
Insight Communications Network (ICN2)   Villionaire Show, Selected Artist for Interview Segment, September 2008
Kentucky Foundation for Women - Artist Enrichment 2008 Grant Recipient
Kentucky Foundation for Women,  Artist Enrichment 2007 Grant Recipient

selected publications

Schoolarts Magazine, Davis Publication, March 2010, Spaces between the Lines
Schoolarts Magazine, Davis Publication, January 2010, Perspective, Louisivlle Style
Schoolarts Magazine, Davis Publication, February 2009 "Transformation and Metamorphos"
Schoolarts Magazine, Davis Publication, January 2008, Teacher/Student Portfolio Segment

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Pyro Gallery, Viewpoints, One Woman Show, Louisville, KY, June 27th-August 16th, 2008
Pyro Gallery, Elements and Icons, Two Women Show, Louisville, KY, May 18th-June 23rd, 2007

selected group shows

2010 Water Tower Regional, Louisville Visual Art Association, January 24-March 7, 2010
54th Mid-States Juried Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Indiana, Dec 7, 2009
Mad Art Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, Contemporary Women Artists XIV, International Juried Exhibition,  St Louis Chapter of the National Women's Caucus for the Arts, Sept 7-29, 2007
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

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