Debra Baxter

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

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

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

Select Group Exhibitions
OCHI gallery, “Scientific Visions”, Sun Valley, ID
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
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
Henry Art Gallery, “Gift Shop/Midnight Requisition,” Seattle, WA
Or Gallery, “Death and Objects,” Vancouver, BC
Or Gallery, “Why I Am So Unhappy,” Vancouve,lr BC
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
Platform Gallery, “Paperworks,” Seattle WA
Soil, “New Acquisions,” Seattle WA
Soil, “Masquerade,” Seattle WA
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
Bellevue Art Museum, “Our Response to Place,” Juried Show, Seattle, WA
Artreach Gallery, Seattle, WA
Mix Gallery, Seattle, WA
Theater4, Seattle, WA
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
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
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
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

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),, 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