Technique: Mixed

Deborah Davis was born in 1971. She spent most of her childhood in Boucherville and currently resides in Sherbrooke.

Deborah Davis is a very active artist on the Quebec art scene. In addition to her studio work, she teaches engraving and different techniques. She presents in the Beauchamp Art Galleries a series of large format paintings made on wooden panels, sometimes in diptychs or triptychs, with an amalgam of different mediums. In engraving, she mixes acrylic, graphite and sometimes collage.

From engraving to canvas, the movement of my expression evolves through a continuous exploration of the material. My works offer the viewer a dreamlike universe where dimensions and perspectives transcend the laws of nature. I question my daily life and revisit my memories to generate an amalgam of vivid emotions that transform reality to be recorded in images. I favor the creation of large format works where painting and engraving come together. My work is characterized by the appeal of textures which inhabit the space necessary for a creative act based on a broad and spontaneous gesture. It is in this space that the silent forces of nature that influence my creation settle at ease. This creation must be without constraint. A work appears on the canvas, then is deconstructed under new features. The work is not a one-way ticket to a known destination. It is a succession of renewals. A breath that comes and goes...The exploration of new universes and the experimentation of new techniques constitute the driving force of my creative process. By navigating through the immensity of solitude, I hope to lead the observer to question, in turn, their own reality. »

In 2014, Deborah was selected to carry out the “Artisan de la Fête nationale” prize, a prize created on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of coordination of the Fête nationale by the Mouvement national des Québécoises et Québécois and its affiliated companies. Each year, this honor is awarded to a Quebec artist who gives meaning to our National Day and who thus contributes significantly to its success. In 2013, this prize was awarded to the artist Paul Piché.

Solo exhibitions

  • 2011-12 - Is there any coyote left? La Brûlerie de Café de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2010 - Untitled , recent works, La Nef, Arts Center, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2008 - Musical chairs , La Brûlerie de Café de Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2007-10 - Sherbrooke's great artistic trip , La Nef, Arts Center, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2007 - Everywhere we don't go together , Le p'tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille, Saint-Camille, QC
  • 2006 - Passage , La Nef, Arts Center, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2003-06 - Memphrémagog arts circuit, Théâtre de la Marjolaine, Eastman, QC

Collective exhibitions

  • 2011 and 2005 - Spring Salon of Eastern Townships Artists, Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke, QC
  • 2006-11 - Engraving in Estrie, Gallery of artists of the Canton of Magog, Magog, QC
  • 2010 - Jewels of a traveler and her cabinet of curiosities, Galerie Noël Guyomarch, Montreal, QC
  • 2009 - Untitled Exhibition, Franco American Center, Manchester, NH, USA
  • 2009 - Festival on the Niger of Ségou, Galerie Korè and Anemy Sculpture International Center, Ségou, Mali, Africa
  • 2009 - Winter Joys, Uplands, Lennoxville, QC

Public collections

  • Loto-Québec
  • The Arch of Estrie
  • La Brûlerie de Café de Sherbrooke
  • Collection of the CHUS Foundation
  • Hotel La Savane, Ségou, Mali, Africa
  • MRC Memphremagog
  • La Nef, arts center, Sherbrooke
  • Newspaper La Nouvelle
  • The TVA group
  • Orford Express
  • PMT Video Montreal
  • Department of Arts at Bishop University, Montreal
  • City of Ste-Thérèse
  • City of Sherbrooke
  • City of Ségou, Mali, Africa