Artist Resume

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Canada

Bachelor of Science

1993

1987

1981

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Installation/Ceramics; First Class Honors.

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
Thesis – Ceramics; First Class Honors.

University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. Canada.
Honors – Marine Biology

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Mizu Sushi Restaurant
Laramie, WY

Debbie Mathew ART

September 2017 – June 2018

Coal Creek Coffee
2 venues; Laramie, WY

Mandala Mix

September 2017 – October 2017

Blossom Yoga Studio
Laramie, WY

YOGINI ART

September 2016 – March 2017

Sticky Fingers Café
Minturn, CO

SYMBOLS & SACRED SPACE

June 22 – Aug. 30, 2017

Harwig’s Gallery upstairs
Steamboat Springs, CO

HEARTS, HANDS & SACRED SPACE

June 3 – 28, 2016

Night Heron Book Store
Laramie, WY

HEART CENTERED INSPIRATIONS

Sept. – Nov. 2015

South Dakota School of
Mines & Technology
Rapid City, SD

DIVINING THE BODY-MIND

Nov. 14 – Dec. 18, 2004

Dublin Arts Council
Dublin, OH

MEDITATIONS on BEING:
One Body, Mind & Spirit.

July 1 – 29, 2000

Goodstein Gallery, Casper
College, Casper, WY

MEDITATIONS on BEING:
One Body, Mind & Spirit.

Apr. 5 – 29, 1999

Jay County Arts Council
Portland, IN

POSTURES & PASSAGES

Oct. 16 – Nov. 17, 1998

Triangle Gallery, Sinclair
College, Dayton, OH

ABSENCE of WHITE LITE

Feb. 5 – Mar. 1, 1996

Neutral Ground
Regina, SA, Canada

ABSENCE of WHITE LITE

May 13 – June 10, 1995

Gallery 234
Laramie, WY

ABSENCE of WHITE LITE

Nov. 29 – Dec. 16, 1994

Phantom Gallery
Tucson, AZ

STILL LIFE / NATURE MORTE

Nov. 30 – Dec. 30, 1992

The SW Art Gallery of MB.
Brandon, MB. Canada

ELEMENTAL DIVINITY

Oct. 5 – 28, 1989

Whitewater Gallery
North Bay, Ont. Can.

ELEMENTALS

Aug. 31 – Sep.23, 1989

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Laramie Pop Up Gallery
Laramie, WY

POP Up Art Walk

Sept. 8-9, 2017

Laramie Artists Project
Laramie, WY

Touchstone Exhibition

Nov. 11 – 13, 2016

Laramie Pop Up Gallery
Laramie, WY

POP Up Art Walk

Sept. 16-17, 2016

Works of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

WOW Fall Exhibition

Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 6, 2014

Works of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

WOW member Exhibition

Jan. 21 – Feb.21, 2011

Laramie Artists Project
Laramie, WY

Touchstone Exhibition

Nov. 19 – 21, 2010

Laramie Artists Project
Laramie, WY

Touchstone Exhibition

Nov. 17 – 19, 2008

Laramie Artists Project
Laramie, WY

Touchstone Exhibition

Nov. 13 – 15, 2006

Hayward Gallery
Laramie, WY

Art for Women’s Human Rights

Dec. 7 – 29, 2001

College of Visual Arts
St. Paul, MN

Virtue – on the Seven Virtues

Mar. 27 – Apr. 22, 2000

Katherine Nash Gallery
Univ. of Minneapolis, MN

By the Palette, For the Palate

Feb. 9 – Mar. 17, 2000

Broward Community College
Orlando, FL

Indigenous Source
2 person show

Oct. 5 – Nov. 5, 1999

Valencia Community College
Orlando, FL

Visions & Voices

Mar. 3 – Mar. 30, 1998

Artwest Gallery
Jackson, WY

Artwest Open

June 8 – July 15, 1997

Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ.

Global Warning

June 10 – July 12, 1997

EMU Gallery, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Art for Environmental Advocacy

Mar. 9 – Apr. 14, 1997

Smithtown Township Arts Council
St. James, NY

The Burning Bra & other Bedside Tales
A 90’s View of the Feminist Movement

Mar. 2 – Apr. 17, 1996

Ashwell Gallery
Beverly, MA

Hearts & Other Body Parts

Jan. 27 – Feb 17, 1996

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
New Castle, PA

Hoyt National Art Show

Oct. 8 – Nov. 4, 1995

New Visions Gallery Inc.
Marshfield, WI

Culture & Agriculture

May 8 – June 20, 1995

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
TX

10th annual San Angelo Ceramics Competition

Apr. 20 – June 4, 1995

Matrix Workshop for Women Artists
CA

Matrix International

Apr. 8 – May 6, 1995

Austin State University
Austin, TX

Texas National 95

Apr. 8 – May 13, 1995

Octagon Center for Arts
Ames, IA

Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition

Mar. 5 – Apr. 23, 1995

Klamath Arts Council
Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Annual International

Sept 18 – Oct. 20, 1994

Orlo Invitational
Portland, OR

Smoke Screen

July 15 – Aug. 27, 1994

Lincoln Arts Center
Lincoln, CA

Feats of Clay

May 21 – June 18, 1994

Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ

Still Life Redefined

May 10 – June 11, 1994

Maude Kerns Art Center
Eugene, OR

Art & the Environment

Apr. 8 – May 29, 1994

U of AZ Museum of Art
Tucson, AZ

Absence of White Light

Apr. 2 – 28, 1993

MU Art Gallery, ASU
Tempe, AZ

Earthbound

Mar. 1 – 6, 1993

E New Mexico Univ
Portales, NM

Creating Ourselves

Mar. 27 – Apr. 24, 1992

The Capitol
Phoenix, AZ

Earthbound

Apr. 1 – 22, 1992

Pima College Art Gallery
Tucson, AZ

3 Person Show

Jan. 15 – Feb. 4, 1992

Reaction Gallery
Tucson, AZ

Graduate Student Show

Sept. 1991

Main/Access Gallery
Winnipeg, MB. CANADA

Urban/Rural Landscape

Mar. – Apr. 1989

Brandon Allied Art Gallery
Brandon, MB

Urban/Rural Landscape

July – Aug. 1989

Walter Philips Gallery
Banff, AB

The Thickness of Matter

July 24 – Aug. 14, 1987

GALLERY MEMBERSHIP

Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, CO

Works of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

October 2015 – December 2016

March 2013 – May 2017

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

July 2000 – May 2001

Wetland Interpretive Committee: Cheyenne, WY

This interdisciplinary committee oversaw the DEVELOPMENT OF A WETLAND on the grounds of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. As an educational forum, my duties were to guide the artistic interpretation of the site. One aspect involved helping 6th graders develop interpretive postcards & bronze plaques for the wetland.

March, 2001

BATtallion Bat House

Students from the Fall 2000 ‘Art & Ecology’ class, in Cooperation with city hall and Mosquito Control, erected a large SCULPTURAL BAT HOUSE. It is a public art project intended to aid mosquito control.

OUTDOOR ARTWORKS

Cheyenne Botanic Garden
Community Labyrinth
Cheyenne, WY, USA

Member of 4 women group – created a permanent labyrinth, with indigenous plants; wheelchair accessible.

2002, 2003

Community Labyrinth Project
Nelson, B.C. Canada

Design consultant for a community 7-circuit labyrinth.

Fall 2002 – 2004

Nachuochee Middle School
Hambidge Center
Rabun Gap, GE

Seven-Circuit Labyrinth, worked with students.

April, 2001

The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Ritual Hut – adobe earth hut on site in woods.

July – Aug, 1987

The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Spiral Ramp – adobe, installation on hillside.

June, 1987

SELECTED COMMISSIONS / PUBLIC WORKS

Series of Commemoration Plaques honoring Donors

Commissioned by College of Arts & Sciences, University of WY

1996

Snake Goddess 8.5’ Ceramic Sculpture

Purchased by Manitoba Council of the Arts, Winnipeg, MB

1990

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1994 – 2001

LECTURER – UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, LARAMIE, WY.

Summer 2001 – Art & Ecology Studio, Costa Rica field station
Sept – Dec 2000 – Intro. Drawing (2 sections), Art & Ecology
Sept – Dec 1999 – General Art Studio, Art & Ecology (Art 4640)
Summer 1999 – General Art History
Sept – Dec 1998 – Ceramics: Hand-building, Art Appreciation
Summer 1998 – Ceramics: Hand-building
July – Dec 1997 – Art & Ecology (taught twice)
Sept – Dec 1996 – Art, Gender, Race & Class
Sept 1994 – May 1996 – Intro Sculpture (1-2 sections each semester)
Jan 1994 – May 1994 – Contemporary Art History Seminar

Sept – May, 1990 – 1993

TEACHING ASSISTANT – instructor of record
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Introductory Ceramics – 6 semesters

Oct. 1987 – Mar. 1988

VISUAL ARTS ASSISTANT
The Banff Center, Banff, AB, Canada

Sept. 1986 – Mar. 1987

CERAMIC TECHNICIAN
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Jan. 2003 – present

YOGA TEACHER – YOGA STUDIO OWNER/MANAGER
Teaching a variety of yoga classes, workshops, courses & private sessions.

Summers 1990 – 1997

WILDERNESS GUIDE – WOODSWOMEN, MINNESOTA, MN

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

June, 2016: Hands, Hearts and Sacred Space, Harwig’s Restaurant Gallery Upstairs, Steamboat Springs, CO

Nov, 2004: Divining the Body, SDMT Gallery, Rapid City, SD

April, 1999: Meditations on Being, Goodstein Gallery, Casper WY

Feb, 1996: Absence of White Lite: Triangle Gallery, Dayton, OH

May, 1995: Absence of White Lite: Neutral Ground, Regina, SA, Canada

Mar. 1993: Absence of White Lite, University of AZ, Tucson

Aug. 1989: Elemental Divinity, Brandon, MB, Canada

Oct. 1989: Elementals – North Bay, ON, Canada

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Reviews/ Articles/Catalogues)

Global Warning, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, 1997.
Kathy Whyde Jesse, “Artist’s work is rooted in the environment”, Dayton Daily News, Feb. 11, 1996.
All Arts Newsletter (WY Arts Council), front cover & p. 11. Aug./Sept. 1996.
Greg Beatty, “Pushing New Dimension” Leader-Post, Regina SA, Canada, May 20, 1995.
Victoria Dalkey, “Surreality Bites” The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, April 23, 1995.
Texas National 95, April 8 – May 13, 1995, p. 18. (multi-artist catalogue)
Robert Rosenthal, “MFA candidates exhibit artwork” Arizona Daily Wildcat, Tucson, AZ, April 19, 1993.
New Visions’ Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, May, 1995.
Margaret Regan, “In Search of An Artist’s Identity”, Tucson Weekly, April, 1993.
Creating Ourselves – Eastern New Mexico University. catalogue 1992,
David S. Schlosser, “Local Female artists show work in 3 media at CFA”, Axtec Press, Tucson, AZ, Feb 6, 1992.
Earthbound, AZ Women’s Caucus for Art, Phoenix, AZ. Catalogue for traveling exhibition, 1992
NCECA Journal 1991-92 p.39.
Goddessence: Imaging the Elemental Connexions, Gallery 1.1.1., The University of Manitoba, 1990 (Catalogue 1990; ISBN No. 0-921958-04-8)
Diane Nelson, “Unique art show is now on exhibit”, Brandon Sun, Oct. 25, 1989
Gil McElroy, “This desert is bountiful”, The Nugget, North Bay, ON, Canada. Sept, 1989.
Michele Young, “Artists react to their environment”, Today, Brandon, MB, Canada, July, 1989.
Randal McIlroy, “Six young ceramicists celebrate the roots of time.”, Winnipeg Free Press, June 6, 1987.

PUBLICATIONS

‘What is Ecofeminist Art?’ In WE (Women & Environments International), Spring 2002.

ART RESIDENCIES (educational programs)

Photo Encaustic
June 8-13, 2015

Anderson Ranch
Snowmass, CO

Encaustic Immersion
June 3-5, 2013

Wyly Art Center
Basalt, CO

Collage w. Kate Leonard
June 1 – 15, 2012

Anderson Ranch
Snowmass, CO

Sculpture Residency
April 1 -13, 2001

Hambidge Center
Rabun Gap, GE, USA

Sculpture Residency
March 24 – April 21, 2000

Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT, USA

Ceramic Sculpture Program
June 1987 – Apr 1988

The Banff School of Fine Arts
Banff, AB. Canada