Among the cultural lenses that condition our contemporary view, I am interested particularly in the observations of science and technology, with the questions they pose on the nature of the real. I explore the effects of human presence on earth’s interconnected physical systems, our exploding signature on the environment.
Deborah Cornell’s works in printmaking, installation, and interactive video have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2015 she was awarded the 2015 Krakow Print Triennial’s Grand Prix, and also the rarely given Grand Prix D’Honneur for her contributions to the discipline of print, awarded by international jury. Other honors include a Bunting Fellowship from Harvard, Grand Prize in the International Digital Competition of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, and residencies at Franz Masereel Center Belgium and Proyecto ACE Buenos Aires.
Recent solo presentations include International Cultural Center, Krakow Poland; Contemporary Art Museum, Hangzhou; Zayed University, Dubai; Sabanci University, Istanbul; Monash University, Melbourne; University of Dundee, Scotland; Los Angles Center for Digital Arts; Kala Institute, San Francisco; RISD Museum, and Bangor University Art Museum, Maine. Collections include Yinchuan Art Museum, International Print Triennial Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Purdue University Museums, RISD Museum, and Boston Public Library.