Debra Baxter

EDUCATION
2007 Master of Fine Arts, Bard College, Milton Avery School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1996 Bachelor of Fine Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
1995 Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
1995 Porto Romano, Florence, Italy
1991 University of Nebraska College of Art And Sciences, Lincoln, NE
1990 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Central Features Gallery, “We Care a Lot,” Albuquerque, NM
2014
Platform Gallery, “ALL I EVER WANTED,” Seattle, WA
2011
Platform Gallery, “Wanting is Easier than Having,” Seattle, WA
2010

Shepard Gallery, “Every Distance is Not Near” (with Dawn Cerny and Jenny Heisman), Reno, NV
2009
Howard House, “So Proud of You,” Seattle, WA
2008
Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Soil, “Yielded,” with Robert de Saint Phalle Seattle, WA
2005
4Culture Gallery, “The Cloud that Fell to Earth,” Seattle, WA
2004
Soil, “Topography of Home,” Seattle, WA
2002
The Commencement Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Zeitgeist Gallery, “lightness/weight” Seattle, WA
2001
Artreach Gallery, “code/coincidence” Seattle, WA
2000
Ace Studios Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999
Madrona Automatic, “mine” Seattle, WA
Charles Wright Academy Tacoma, WA
1998
The Studio Art Center, Everett, WA
Alexander Gallery, Seattle, WA
Studio 229, Seattle, WA
1997
Royal Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1996
Old Arizona Studios, Minneapolis, MN
August Moon, Golden Valley, MN
1996
East Lake Street Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1995
Gallery 221, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN

Select Group Exhibitions
2013
OCHI gallery, “Scientific Visions”, Sun Valley, ID
2012
ArtSpace, “Another Crystal Land,” Collaboration with Margot Quan Knight, New Haven, CT
The Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle University, “The rug pulled out from underneath; you lie on the floor,” Seattle, WA
Greg Kucera Gallery, “Ladies Choice,” Seattle, WA
Weltenbuerger Art Space L.A., “Ermie Guest Curation,” Los Angeles, CA
Roq La Rue, “Red Current,” Seattle ,WA
2011
In Your Face, SHOWstudio, London, UK
SOME/THINGS Gallery, Paris, FR
G. Gibson Gallery, “Protective Ornament” curated by Suzanne Ramljak, Seattle, WA
Nepo House, “Encounters,” Seattle, WA
2010
Henry Art Gallery, “Gift Shop/Midnight Requisition,” Seattle, WA
2009
Or Gallery, “Death and Objects,” Vancouver, BC
2006
Or Gallery, “Why I Am So Unhappy,” Vancouve,lr BC
2005
Performa05, Grand openings, Film Anthalogy Archives (with Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, and Emily Sunblad), New York, NY
Ballard Featherston, “I want you to want me,” Seattle, WA
First Year Show, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
Soil, “Green,” Seattle, WA
2004
Platform Gallery, “Paperworks,” Seattle WA
Soil, “New Acquisions,” Seattle WA
Soil, “Masquerade,” Seattle WA
2003
COCA Northwest Annual, Juried by Esther Luttikhuizen, Seattle, WA
Soil, “Specimen,” Seattle WA
Bumbershoot, The Gallery of Collections and Creations,” Seattle, WA
Ten63, Long Island, NY
Consolidated Works, “The Girly Fun Show,” Seattle, WA
Art Resource Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Artreach Gallery, “Let them eat cake,” Seattle, WA
2002
Bellevue Art Museum, “Our Response to Place,” Juried Show, Seattle, WA
2000
Artreach Gallery, Seattle, WA
Mix Gallery, Seattle, WA
Theater4, Seattle, WA
1998
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
1997
Art Resource Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Gigfest, Minneapolis, MN
Grants Pass Art Museum, Grants Pass, Oregon
Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Witter Gallery, Storm Lake, IA
1996
Walker Art Center, “Woman in the Director’s Chair,” Minneapolis, MN
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, “faculty show,” Minnetonka, MN
Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, NY
Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Senior Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
Calhoun Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1995
Flanders Contemporary Arts, Minneapolis MN
Gallery 221, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN
Parts Gallery, Juried local color show, Minneapolis MN

Public and Private Collections
ColorBright Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Nano Systems, Philadelphia, PA
Bemidji State Bank, Bemidji, MN
Eisenstadt Collection, Minneapolis, MN
Progressive Insurance, New York, NY
Convertito Residence, Minneapolis, MN
Shipior Professionals Attorney at Law, Golden Valley, MN

Bibliography
Kangas, Matthew. “Debra Baxter,” Visual Art Source, April 2014 LINK
Beal, Suzanne. “Debra Baxter: All I Ever Wanted,” re:sculpt (blog), International Sculpture Center, April 16, 2014 LINK
Graves, Jen. “Debra Baxter‘s Five Perfect Pillows,” The Stranger, April 2014 LINK
Ramljak, Suzanne. On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, (catalog), Schiffer Publishing, Ltd
Beal, Suzanne. Debra Baxter: Wanting is Easier Than Having,” art ltd. Magazine, September 2011 LINK
“Crystal Clear: Artist Debra Baxter reveals the hidden messages in her creations,” Zoo Magazine. nº31. 2011.
Ulmi, Nic. “Bijoux & Cailloux: L’âge Des Cristaux,” Edelweiss Magazine nº2, 2011.
Bynum, Brad. “Light come shining: Debra Baxter, Dawn Cerny and Jenny Heishman,” arts&culture > art of the state (blog), Newsreview.com, October 2010 LINK
Davis, Brangien. “2010 Spotlight Award: Debra Baxter,” Seattle Magazine, August 2010, p. 126–127
Moore, Reese. “Ignition: Rock On,” Zink Magazine, May 2010, p. 22
Kangas, Matthew. “Debra Baxter: Howard House,” Sculpture Magazine, 2010
Lippins, Nate. “Debra Baxter hits a pinnacle with accomplished ‘Yielded,’” Seattle Post-Intellegence, Jan 19, 2007
Brownson, Craig. “Liquid, Fragile, perishable, What It Looks To Be Commandingly Unsheltered,” The Stranger, Jan 11, 2007
Laurence, Robin. “Adventures in Unhappiness,” The Georgia Straight, March 9, 2006
Hackett, Regina. “An air of Rebellion Breathes New Life Into the Visual Art Scene,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, December 30 2006
Lippens, Nate. “Cloud Busting, Debra Baxter’s Strange Weather,” The Stranger, January 20, 2005
Hackett, Regina. “Baxter’s clouds exude the delicate lightness of being,” Seattle Post Intellegencer, January 14, 2005
Hackett, Regina. “Soil Collective’s Self Portraits are literally, High art,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sept 17, 2004
Hackett, Regina. “Soil Exhibit is fertile ground For New Forms,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 19, 2004
Hackett, Regina. “Nature becomes artificial in the hands of artists at Soil,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, November 14, 2003
Hackett, Regina. “Taste the raw, not the cooked at COCA show,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, October 7, 2003