Debbi Becker – Artist
Bio / CV:
Website - Debbiart.com
Born: Miami, Florida
Debbi Becker is a native of Miami and currently lives in Hollywood Florida.
Debbi was the Artist in Residence/Creative Director at Gallery 2014 and continues to teach
collage and mixed media art classes/workshops. Debbi was instructed and guided in her art
from two well known artists in Florida. Debbi was the Co-Founder of BecBer Studios in
Dania Beach and the Co-Founder of FOR ART SAKE in Hollywood. Debbi has shown and sold
her work in several South Florida venues and her collage of “The Meditating Women” was
chosen in 2013 to be shown in Ocean Drive’s on-line Magazine. Debbi’s had an exhibit
“ALCHEMY” at Gallery 2014 in Hollywood, which opened on February 28, 2014 through March 2014 and at several Art Serve exhibits relating to social issues and “art used for therapy”. Debbi's most current exhibit of work titled, "Exposed Essence", was January- Feb 2016 at Gallery 2014.
Debbi worked with different practitioners and Dr. George Munoz of the OASIS Institute doing “Art as Therapy” to assist in MIND/BODY Integrative Medicine from Sept 2014 through Sept 2015. Debbi is a member of Art Serve, SFAA, and a Contributor and Artist Member of “The Artful Activist” Group of Miami.
Debbi has mastered a wide variety of media during her career, with primary focus on collage and mixed media. She has gravitated to this media because each piece allows her to develop the widest possible range of personal meaning as she puts down unique surfaces, textures and fragments that reflect her life experiences, struggles and feelings.
Debbi is also keenly aware of social issues in the world around us and she seeks to articulate those issues throughout her work. She describes herself as a “message” artist and welcomes thoughtful commentary on the range of emotions and responses that her work evokes.
Details of Bio Below:
Built Scale Models for large important buildings for Arch firm in Miami (1972)
1974 to 2006 worked for BellSouth in numerous capacities, 2006 took early retirement.
Co-Owner 2008 to 2009 BecBer Art Studio, Dania Beach Florida
Co-Owner FOR ART SAKE, INC , Hollywood Florida.
Creative Director and Artist in Residence @ Gallery 2014 (2013 - 2014).
Mixed Media Art Instructor @ Gallery 2014 (2013 - 2016)
Facilitated Workshops for Florida Artist Educators Association (January 2017)
Self-employed Artist (debbiart.com) ongoing.
Artist in Residence @ SeminoleArt (May 2017 - present).
Represented by Gallery 2014, Hollywood, Fla from 2013 to 2018.
"Exposed" exhibit at Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, Hollywood Fl, March 2017
"PROFILES" - Mixed Media Exhibition @ L/MERCADO Studios, Hollywood, FL September 17, 2016.
"Exposed Essence" Show @ Gallery 2014, January - February 2016.
"Homage To Debbi Becker" @ Starbucks, Hollywood Circle, Students of MuzArt 2015
"Alchemy" Show @ Gallery 2014, February thru March 2014.
Tree of India – June 2012 to December 2013
FOR ART SAKE – Mixed Media Exhibition 2011
Invited by Jury to exhibit at Miami Independent Thinkers/ART BASEL 2010 CASA WYNWOOD 2010
FOR ART SAKE: Day of the Dead Exhibition, November 2010
FOR ART SAKE: Grand Opening Exhibition, August 2010
ArtWalk on Harrison Street - April 2010 – Live painting and exhibit of work – City requested
BecBer Studio- Co Owner, Dania Beach displayed May 2009 through April 2010
Student Exhibition: Lincoln Road Art Center, Miami , July 2008
Have sold 100plus works of art and has several collectors.
"Meditating Woman" selected in 2013 to be shown in Ocean Drive's Online Magazine.
Donated to Miami Independent Thinkers 6/2013 for Silent Auction
Donated for Auctions: 3 knife and oil paintings, and two Mixed Media pieces through 2017
1969 recognized at NM Senior High for Art excellence upon graduation.
Mary Mount University – Boca Raton – 1969- Drawing Classes (No degree)
MDCC – 1970 -1972 – Art and Architecture courses – (Associate Degree in Art)
1973 Worked at Architect firm building scale model of large important Miami buildings
Started studying Painting in 2006 – with Pablo Contrisciani, (Master of Fine Art) Lincoln Road Art Center.
Debbi continues to rely on Pablo Contrisciani as an important mentor and takes his classes as continued education.
Since 2009 (March and September Bi-Annually) Debbi continues to take Drawing and Mixed Media Class/Workshops with
Louise Freshman Brown, retired UNF Professor of Fine Art, at St. Augustine Art Institute as continued education.
In 2014 Debbi participated in a Drawing and Painting class in Venice, Italy with
Louise Freshman Brown, UNF Professor of Fine Art.
2010 -2011 took weekly classes Mixed Media with Megan Dejo, BA in Fine Arts from Barry University.
Advanced Drawing with Mary Larsen 2011.
Teaches Mixed Media Workshops as requested.
Taught workshop at FAEA Summer Conference Mixed Media June 2016.
Taught Collage with Mixed Media at Gallery 2014.
Non- profit tutoring for beginners painting (Muzart).
Non-profit for Gilda’s House for families affected by cancer .
Mixed Media Class 2010 to 2011.
Collage/Mixed Media at Arts Park in Hollywood Florida summer of 2011.
Mixed Media/Collage at FAS from 2009 to 2011.
Write up on FOR ART SAKE in Hollywood Gazette as Artist and Co-Owner in August 2010, helping to bring art to Downtown Hollywood.
Write up in City Link as Artist displaying Day of the Dead artwork October 2010
Asked to display work in Dania Beach City Hall in 2009 by City Manager.