© Copyright 2019, Deborah Friedman. All rights reserved. 

Biography / Resumé

Cass Technical High School
MFA, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Adjunct Professor Oakland Community College
Instructor at Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center

RECENT SOLO EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS


Detroit Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 2011
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, MI 2010
Ann Arbor District Library (Claudene Series), Ann Arbor, MI 2009 
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI 2008
Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, Mi 2008
Bagley Housing Art Gallery, Detroit, MI 2007
Paint Creek Center For The Arts, Rochester, MI 2004-2005
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL 2003
Clique Gallery, Royal Oak, MI 1997
Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI 1996
Urban Park Gallery, Detroit, MI 1994

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION HiGHLIGHTS

The Seven Deadly Sins, Atom Art Gallery, Ferndale, MI October 2019

Origins, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI January 2019

The Black & White Show, Galerie Camielle, Detroit, MI November 2019

Never Again (Again), 333 Midland, Highland Park, MI 2017
"New Horizons" Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL 2017
"New works by Gallery Artists" Chicago Art Source, Chicago IL 2016
Kresge Foundation Headquarters, Troy MI 2016
"Abstraction", Detroit Artists Market, 2015 
"Print City, Detroit Connections", N'Nnamdi Center for Contemporary Art Sept.5 - Oct.25, 2014
"Abstraction", Art Effect Gallery, in the Eastern Market, Detroit, MI 2012
Wayne State University Alumni Show, Art Department Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2012
"The Print" Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 2012
The Janice Charach Gallery "20th Anniversary..." May 22 - July 24, 2011,West Bloomfield, MI
Stable Invitational, June 2011, Ellen Kayrod Gallery
TRA art group, Design Center, Troy MI
"A New Earth," Madonna University, Livonia, MI 2008
"Wayne Print Exhibition," Community Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI 2005
"War Requiem," Madonna University, Livonia, MI 2005
P.F. Galleries, Clawson, MI 2003
"Painting as an Abstraction," Award, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI 2002
"Pressing Matters," A Printmaking Invitational, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI 2002
"A Really Big Show," Janice Charach Epstein Museum Gallery, W. Bloomfield, MI 2000
"Popism," Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 1998

 

RECENT JURIED EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS


Hatch13 , Hamtramck, MI 2019

Scarab Club, Silver Medal Exhibition, Award, Detroit, MI 2013
Mid America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition 2012, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri; juror, Liz Zanis, curator of prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Holiday Show," Detroit Artists Market 2012, Detroit, MI
Mid America Print Council juried exhibition, Benedictine University, Lisle IL 2011
"Holiday Show," Detroit Artists Market 2011, Detroit, MI
Holiday Market "Collections," Art Effect Gallery, Eastern Market, Detroit MI 2011
"Small(er) Show,"  Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI  2011
"The Print", Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI 2011
50th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Alden B. Dow 
Museum, Midland MI 2010
Michigan Watercolor Society, 63rd Annual Exhibition, Award, 
Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI 2010
"Watercolor USA," Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO 2009
"Tree-Mendous," Cahoon Museum Of American Art," Cotuit, MA 2007
"The Print," Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 2007 
"Go With The Flow", First place, Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, FL 2006
"Watercolor USA 2005," Award, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, 2005
"Members Invitational Biennial," Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI 2005
"2004 Biennial," Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN 2004
"Withdrawn," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI 2003
"Michigan Fine Arts," Birmingham, MI 2009, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2001,1997, 1996
"Town of Longboat Key Exhibit," Award LBKCA, Longboat Key, FL 2003
"Annual All Media Exhibition," Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
"Michigan Watercolor Society," 54th - 58th Annual Exhibition
"American Watercolor Society" 135th Annual International 
Exhibition, New York, NY 2002
"Greater Midwest International Exhibition XVII," Central Missouri 
State University, MO 2002
"Our Town," Birmingham, MI 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999

 

COLLECTIONS


The Scott at Brush Park, Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
BMO Harris Bank, Chicago IL
Molina Healthcare, Troy, MI
Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
BMO Harris Bank, Chicago IL
Deloitte LLP, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
Grand Hyatt, New York, NY
Presidential Suite, Capitol Hill Hilton, Washington, DC
Atlantis Cruise Line, Bahama Islands
City Lofts, Beaufort, South Carolina
The Wacker Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 
Greektown Casino Hotel, Detroit, Michigan
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Naples, Florida
Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix, Arizona
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
ABN Amro, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Grotefeld & Denenberg LLC, Chicago, Illinois
Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Pfizer Global Headquarters, Ann Arbor, Michigan
St. John Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Many Private Collections

 

REVIEWS of EXHIBITION

 
"Deborah Friedman: "Claudene'" exhibition at Ellen Kayrod 
Gallery at the Hannan House, The Detroiter.com, 1/25/08
"Deborah Friedman: Claudene" exhibition at the Bagley Housing 
Collective, The Detroiter.com, 8/17/07 
"Singing the Body Eclectic," Longboat Observer, January 16, 2003, p. 3-C
"Painting as an Abstraction," Detroit News, May 4, 2002, p. 12-D
"A Really Big Show," Reproduction, Detroit Jewish News, February 4, 2000, p. 77
"Sunday Best Art," Ann Arbor News, August 16, 1998, p.31

AWARDS AND GRANTS
Strathmore Artist's Paper Award, Watercolor U.S.A. 2005, Springfield Art Museum

 Residency Fellowship, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA 2001, 2002, 2003