Deborah Marks’s art practice encompasses painting, drawing and collage and involves figurative representations that deal with psychological issues. Her work concerns the conflicted nature of being in the world as internal/external processes.
She has been exhibiting over the past twenty five years in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and more recently in Germany. In Sydney she has exhibited with Defiance Gallery, Charles Hewitt Gallery and Wagner Contemporary Gallery. In 2016 she held a solo exhibition of her paintings at the Kunstverein Murnau Gallery, Germany.
Her artwork has been collected by private and public institutions including the prestigious Kedumba Drawing Award Collection. Her work has been selected as finalist in numerous competitions including the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Blake Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Ravenswood Art Prize and the Korean/Australian Art Prize.
Since 1999 Deborah has been a sessional lecturer at the drawing department at the National Art School. As well Deborah also teaches in the school’s external programs including the HSC Life Drawing Workshops, the Dobell School as well as Summer and Winter Workshops as part of the Public Programs.
Deborah Marks was awarded a BA in Visual Arts majoring in painting from City Art Institute, Sydney, Australia in 1985. In 1987 she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies. In 2011 she was awarded a Masters in Fine Art from the National Art School, Sydney, Australia. In 2007 Deborah was awarded the Cite International des Arts Paris studio residency.