Photo Anne Staveley
 
Biography
 
     Debbie Long builds sculpture, installations, and immersive environments that engage the physical phenomena of light, color, and space. Interested in how these phenomena communicate outside the language of words, Long's works invite the viewer to experience them with the body. 
 
     Long employs natural light from the sky, projected light, glass, crystal, wax, and other light interactive materials to make works that are built for the slow read, inviting the physical presence of the viewer over time. 
 
     In a world saturated with information, much of it speeding at us disembodied through cyberspace, Long is interested in the corporeal experience of light, space, and color—and in creating experiences that require the physical presence of the viewer in real time.     
 
      Long worked as studio assistant to Ken Price in Taos, New Mexico from 2006-2012. Long splits her time between Taos and Los Angeles.   
 
     Long has recently exhibited her work at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, CA in an exhibition curated by Dave Hickey, Andrea Zittel, Aurora Tang, and Libby Lumpkin; Gallery 128 Lower East Side in New York City, NY; Boston University's Sherman Gallery in Boston, MA; Chimento Contemporary in Downtown Los Angeles, CA; and The Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM. Long's work has been recently reviewed in Artillery Magazine, Los Angeles, CA; ArtSlant, Santa Fe, NM; and included in Art Studio America, a new book about US Artists in their studios. Long received grants to attend Pilchuck Glass Residency in 2004, a Creative Capital Foundation workshop in 2006, and was recently invited to speak about her work as part of SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts' Dialogue 360 lecture series.
 
 
 
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Selected Exhibitions
 
2016
Chimento Contemporary, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
 
2014
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos NM Art for a Silent Planet.
 
2013
High Desert Test Sites 2013, Los Angeles, CA Curators Dave Hickey, Andrea Zittel, Libby Lumpkin, Aurora Tang.
Mark Moore Gallery Project Space, Los Angeles, CA Tow Package. (solo exhibition)
 
2011
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM Curator Libby Lumpkin.
 
2009
LAND/ART New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM  Sculpture as Analogy to Landscape, Curator Steve Barry.
222 Shelby Street Gallery, Santa Fe, NM   Landscape and Memory.
 
2008
Gallery 128 Lower East Side, New York, NY  Migrate, Curator Sabra Moore.
Boston University School of Visual Arts Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA Crossing Country, Curator Hannah Cole. 
Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM Lucky #7 Biennial, Artist Volunteer for Scott Lyall Collaborative Project, Curator Lance Fung.
Nadie es Perfecto, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Mexico Amor Sin Palabras, Curator Ron Cooper.
Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM Forest. (solo exhibition)

2007
Cinemaland Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA NM10.
Fenix Project Space, Taos, NM TreeStumpTreeForest. (solo exhibition)
516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM Artists from the Creative Capital Workshop, Curator Diane Karp.
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM.
 
2006 
Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM Morphosis, Curator Cyndi Conn.
Site Santa Fe, Parking Lot, Santa Fe, NM  Renters.
Art Lobby Project Space, Taos, NM  TreeForestCity. (solo exhibition)
Salon Mar Graff, Santa Fe, NM.
Donkey Gallery, Albuquerque, NM  Comin' Down the Mountain. 

2005 
College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM  Bloc-busta.
Taos Plaza Theatre Pop Up, Taos, NM    Bloc-busta.

2003 
Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM    Collect.
Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM  Window Project.
 

Selected Awards/Honors
2013
Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces
Art Studio America is a new book by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Maryam Eisler capturing intimate portraits of 115 artists in their places of work.  Trans Globe Publishing.
 
2006 
Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Workshop Grant, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
 
2004 
Pilchuck Glass School Residency Grant, Seattle, WA.

Lectures
2014
Art for a Silent Planet Panel Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Naima Project Pecha Kucha, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM
 
2007 
Site Santa Fe and the Center for Contemporary Arts Dialogue 360 Lecture Series, Santa Fe, NM.
 
Bibliography
Tresp, Lauren Art For a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder and Long ARTslant, Santa Fe, NM March 28, 2014
Cheng, Scarlet  High Desert Test Sites 2013 Artillery Magazine, Los Angeles, CA November 20, 2013
Gluck, Marissa  If You've Ever Wanted To Take a Road Trip Through the Desert  The LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA  October 14, 2013
Weinstein, Leah  High Desert Test Sites, A Diary  Mutual Art,  October 23, 2013
Art Studio America  Trans Globe Publishing, London, UK  2013
LAND/ART New Mexico  Radius Books, Santa Fe, NM 2009
Fischer, Zane  Landscapism  The Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, NM June, 2009
Hassett, Anthony  Debbie Long: TreeStumpTreeForest  THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM August, 2007
Collins, Tom  Strange Shapes Indeed  The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM January 27, 2006
Tobin, Richard  Bloc-busta Taos  THE Magazine Santa Fe, NM September, 2005
Bloc-busta Exhibition Catalog Santa Fe, NM July, 2005
Nott, Robert  Rec-reating Imagination  The Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe, NM October 12, 2001
Collins, Tom  Debbie Long at Fenix  Geromino Taos, NM June, 1999 
THE Magazine Debbie Long at Fenix  Santa Fe, NM July, 1999
New American Paintings The Open Studios Press Number 19 Pacific Coast Edition Los Angeles, CA October, 1998 
Pulkka, Wesley  Urbane Artists  The Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque, NM June 15, 1997
Paglia, Michael  New From New Mexico  The Denver Post Denver, CO August 23, 1997
Hemp, Christine Slingshot  THE Magazine Santa Fe, NM November, 1996

Education
University
1994 BFA Sculpture University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
1993 BA French Literature University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Apprenticeships              
1993/1994   Adobe Forge and Sculpture Foundry Albuquerque, NM
2004, 2006, 2007  Walentynowicz Glass, Chicago, IL
 
Professional
2006-2012 Studio Assistant Ken Price Taos, NM
 
 
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