An artist and teacher for over 30 years, Deborah Rockman is a Professor of Art and Chair of the Drawing and Printmaking programs at Kendall College of Art and Design. She received her MFA in Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Cincinnati. Her award-winning work in drawing, photomontage, mixed media and digital media has been exhibited in numerous solo, invitational, and group exhibitions at venues throughout the United States.
Rockman has been awarded fellowships to The Radgale Foundation (1996, 2003, 2011), The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2004, 2012), and The Vermont Studio Colony (1990). In 2010, she was one of four artists chosen to jury the international competition for ArtPrize, which annually awards the world’s largest monetary art prize.
In addition to her studio work, which focuses on social and cultural critiques, Rockman is the author of two books - The Art of Teaching Art (2000) and Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation (2007), both published by Oxford University Press. She recently completed the 2nd edition of Drawing Essentials, released in December of 2011. Rockman’s books have been translated into Chinese and are currently being translated into Turkish.
You can see her work at www.deborahrockman.com.