DBA Participant: 2020, 2015, 2012
Debra Kaszovitz attended FSU in Tallahassee, Florida as a University Fellowship recipient, graduating with an MFA in Studio Art with honors. After graduation, she was awarded an artist’s residency at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Debra has created large, permanent work for the Hartsfield Atlanta Airport and has had multiple works purchased for the Florida Art in State Buildings program in both Gainesville, Florida and Miami. Her work is in private collections and has also been purchased for the permanent collections of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, Binney and Smith Corporation, makers of Liquitex paints, and the Nautilus Foundation in Tallahassee, FL.
In Her Words
Natural forms and objects that embody survival inspire my work. I make unique mixed media sculptures from glass, paper, and metals. I evolve work from discarded found objects to make new, wall-based reliefs. The works embody aspects of disintegration and regeneration, emphasized by allowing unpredictable processes such as heat, fire, rust, and water to have their way. Images and forms of endangered plants and animals mix with architectural remnants, where they may come to transcend the passage of time. Constant change is something we all have to come to terms with. However, the recovery of a sense of wonder is something I strive for.