October 15 – November 17, 2018
The Gallery at UTA
502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas
Debra Barrera utilizes a wide variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture, to examine issues and subject matter as varied as her techniques. Consumerism, technology, identity and culture, male/female idealizations, and reimagining the art historical canon are all themes she addresses through her varied art making processes. As she states, “Often I use both formal (hyper detailed drawing) and informal (found object/ephemeral sculpture) … to create layers of spatial, historical, and conceptual information for a viewer that can be guardedly deceptive and willingly vulnerable at once.”
Debra was born in Corpus Christi and currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. She received Bachelor’s degrees in both Studio Art and English from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in painting from the University of Houston. Her work has been included in many exhibitions, including solo exhibitions in Houston at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Moody Gallery, and the Blaffer Art Museum, and at Interim Gallery in Oakland, CA. She recently completed a residency and installation for Rice University which is now included in its permanent collection. Her work can also be found in other public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.