Art, Art History, and Film Faculty

Debra Weisberg

Part-time Faculty, Studio Art


Debra Weisberg, a graduate of Tyler School of Art, currently lives in the Boston area. Her work explores drawing in physical terms using a variety of materials, including tape, luminescent powders, fiber, fiberglass mesh, and hydrostone. The results are works that contain the expanding vitality of an explosive mass of energy. Currently, Weisberg is exploring glass and mosaics to translate her “Constructed and Glow Drawings” into large-scale works intended for lobbies and outdoor public spaces.

She was a 2008 Mass Cultural Council fellowship winner in Drawing and a Somerville Arts Lottery winner in 2008, 2004, and 2001. Weisberg twice attended the MacDowell Colony and was recently granted an art residency in CanSerrat outside of Barcelona for June 2009. Her Glow Drawing Series was exhibited in March 2009 at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. Weisberg’s works are in numerous collections, such as the Sonesta Hotel, General Hardware Manufacturing Company, Simmons College, and Meditech. She has also done private commissions in Mass Power and Electric and in private homes. Weisberg has exhibited nationally:

  • Art in General, NYC
  • DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY

Her forty-foot-high installation at the DeCordova Museum entitled (Sub) Surface won a prize for Best Museum Installation from the Boston Art Critics Association.

Weisberg is a college instructor at Boston College and New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University.