Working in Seattle and New York, bicoastal artist Deborah Kapoor creates dimensional, haptic works — visually translating perceptual details of physical experience, the landscape of the body, and themes surrounding feminine embodiment.
She has exhibited at M. David & Co. in Brooklyn, New York during Bushwick Open Studios, Tacoma Art Museum, Square Foot Art Basel Miami, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago), Trenton City Museum, the Crane Arts Center (Philadelphia), Kimball Art Center (Salt Lake City), Seattle City Hall, and university and commercial galleries.
Her works have been published in numerous formats, and displayed on the cover of Encaustic Arts Magazine’s Spring 2019 issue. In Fiber Art Now (2016), and Surface Design Journal (Winter 2015/2016 issue), Kapoor’s works are also featured in Encaustic in the Twenty-First Century (Ashley Rooney 2016), Experience Painting (John Howell White, 2015), Authentic Visual Voices (Catherine Nash, 2013), The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy (Holly Cohen Roochvarg & Christopher Calderhead 2012), Paper + Wax, Techniques for Combining Handmade Paper with Encaustic Paint (Michelle Belto 2012), and Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility (Daniella Woolf, 2010).
Recent curatorial efforts include Tenacious, a show about perseverance at Suzanne Zahr Gallery, Navigate at the Tashiro Kaplan Building about how six artists negotiate paths, and Intersections: natural, intuitive, intentional at Blakely Hall — rendering the crossover between nature and culture. In book form, she is now co-authoring a book with Stephany Rimland, Professor of Art History, Harper College on the use of dimensional encaustic, with a publishing date of 2020.
A passionate teacher, Kapoor, has taught at Bainbridge Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Bellevue College, Columbia College, College of DuPage (Outstanding Faculty Award), Harper College, and is looking forward to teaching at South Seattle College in the fall of 2019. She earned an MFA at the University of Delaware, and her BFA at the University of North Texas. You can see more of her work at ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle.