Deborah Adams Wilton
My painting has evolved from representational work in oil on canvas that focused on still life and the figure in an interior setting, to works exploring exterior space as viewed from the interior. My work has become more abstract over the years as I became more interested in composition and I started to paint my memory of a place. I also began working in collage and felt that the process of layering and working with fragments to make a composition suited the subject matter of forming a visual memory of a place in time. Process and composition is very important in my work: I start out experimenting with different colors of paint, based on recollection, and then start assembling the fragments of color into an image. 
Awards
  • Kreeger Award for Graduate Painting
  • Graduate Fellowship at American University


Solo Exhibitions
  • The Ataray Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 1994
  • Citibank Headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia 1988
  • The Madeira Gallery 1987
  • The Watkins Gallery, American University 1985
  • Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design 1976


Employment
  • The Norwood School, Bethesda, MD 1998-2003 - Middle School Art Teacher
  • The Madeira School, Great Falls, VA 1983-86 - Art Department Chair & Teacher
  • American University, Washington, DC 1981-83 - MFA Graduate Assistant, Painting
  • Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA - Graphic Designer, Department of Instructional Media
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC - Exhibit Designer
  • The Architect's Collaborative, Cambridge, MA - Architectural Rendering

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Education
  • MFA American University, Washington, D.C. 1985
  • BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. 1975-77
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. 1972-74
  • DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA. 1971-72