Deborah Sosower
Kennesaw State University, SGCI

Deborah Sosower is an emerging artist who uses diverse forms of printmaking and performance/film mediums in her exploration of unconventional approaches to self-portraiture and self-escapism.  Her work oscillates between abstraction and figurative signs; automatic gestures and elaborate, capricious situations that exploit the presence of her phobias and pathos.  Her pieces reflect either an emotional reaction to the representation of her body or the codification of her fears.  Deborah has exhibited primarily in Philadelphia, New York, North Carolina and Atlanta.  Born in North Carolina, Deborah attended Bryn Mawr College and studied at the Lorenzo de’Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy.  She attained her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009.  She was one of the inaugural Walthall Fellows for WonderRoot from 2012-2013, one of the artist facilitators for the SouthWest Art & Social Engagement Project at Emory University in 2013-2014, and a CSA artist for WonderRoot’s 5th season in 2015. She has worked as a facilitator, nonprofit administrator, visiting artist, graphic designer and lecturer for such diverse organizations and institutions as the Durham Arts Council, C4 Atlanta, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the women’s Refuge Network, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Georgia Tech, & Emory University. She is currently living in Atlanta and working as a part-time faculty member at Kennesaw State University and the Registration Assistant for SGC International.  She is the president of her company, Deborah Sosower Print Studio, LLC.