Deborah Barlow lives and works in Boston Massachusetts. After growing up in the Western United States, she moved to New York City where she had her first solo show at Kathryn Markel Gallery at the age of 25. Since then her work has been shown in over 100 exhibits throughout the US and Europe. She has had two solo museum shows (Morris Graves Musem in California and the Woodbury Museum in Utah) and has a permanent installation of paintings at the University Center at UC Santa Cruz. In addition to her essays on art and creativity on Slow Muse (, writing monographs about individual artists and curating exhibits, she collaborated with sound and word artists for the installation of Clew, at Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Her work is included in a number of private and corporate collections.

"Here is a painter…dedicated to notions of process and technique. Her disregard for pat formalism and her easy embrace of a murky abstraction gives the work a soulful, sympathetic sensibility that is rare to find in such an obsessive technician…One risks confounding the senses even before peeling back the first layer of brusque sensuality that clings to the surface of her paintings."  Art News



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