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Bio

Debbie Korbel is an artist whose creativity has been applied to various media including painting and sculpture as well as writing television scripts, short stories and song lyrics. Her sculptures have been exhibited and collected internationally and appeared in movie and television shows.

She is thrilled to include Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, as one of her collectors.  In 2019 she won first place in The Modern Male Show at Bowersock Gallery. In 2013, her work received awards in the Spring and Winter issues of Creative Quarterly Magazine.  She has been the subject of newspaper and magazine articles, including the following newspapers: The Pasadena Independent, The Monrovia Weekly, and The Arcadia Weekly.  She has also been featured in the October 2018 issue of Beautiful Bizarre magazine, Diversions LA magazine and the July 2019 American Art Collector Magazine and Western Art & Architecture Magazine. In 2021 her work was included in the May issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and the June edition of Southwest Art Magazine.

Also, in 2018, she won a coveted spot in a global open call, exhibiting in a public art program run by The Garment District Alliance of New York City. Her art was featured on a banner in Times Square. In 2019, she was awarded 2nd place out of over 1900 entries in the Crocker Kingsley Museum Annual exhibition. In 2020, she presented her work in a solo exhibition, "The Sum of Its Parts" at MOAH (Museum of Art & History) in Lancaster, CA. In 2021 she curated a national call for art for the exhibit "That's Effin' Funny." Also, in 2021 her work was recognized with the "Outstanding Sculpture Award" in the highly competitive American Women Artists national competition.

Artist Statement
WHY???

I make art because it is fun.  You might say, "So do six-year-olds," and then I might say, "I know you are, but what am I?" And then we might both stick our tongues out-- anyway you get the idea.  
 
Or maybe, making art is a bit of a compulsion, channeled in a somewhat healthier behavior than excessive hand-washing or collecting a giant ball of string. Or perhaps it is like an instinctual drive.   Food.  Sex.  Art.
 
Anyway, luckily I became a sculptor, and not a drug addict or a career criminal.

Awards
2021  American Women Artists 
Spring Juried National Show

Outstanding Sculpture Award

PRECIOUS Biannual Exchange

"East Meets West"

3rd Place

International Competition 2020

North County Society of Fine Art

The Show Must Go On

Honorable Mention

"Poppy"

Crocker-Kingsley Annual Exhibition 2019

2nd place out of over 1900 entries

LightSpaceTime Exhibitiion 2019

2nd Place "Prayer" 

Hon. Mention: "Ol Blue Eyes"

Hon. Mention: "Silver"

2019 Bowerstock Gallery
"Modern Male Show"
1st place
Tag Gallery 2018 LA Open
2nd Place : "The Kiss"

Creative Quarterly Magazine

Spring 2013

1st Place: "Ghost"

 Runner-up: "Jack"

Creative Quarterly Magazine

2013

Runner up: "Sugarpie" 


Creative Quarterly Magazine

Winter 2013

Runner-up Fine Art :"Equus"

Selected Exhibitions

2021     American Women Artists National Exhibit - Lifting the Sky

             American Women Artists - Spring Juried Show

             ArtZen Gallery

             Ernie Wolfe Gallery - Finally

             Riverside Art Museum -Group Show

             Studio Channel Islands - The Next Big Thing

             Tag Gallery California Open Juried exhibit

             The Studio Door- HYPE

             "Perceive Me" Kristine Schomaker's traveling exhibit

                 Studio Channel Islands

                 MOAH Lancaster Museum of Art & History

             BG Gallery- Spectrum Gestalt 8

             Brittany Davis gallery - Sunshine of My Mind

             Brittany Davis gallery - Rhythm on Canvas

             Song-Word Art House- Group show

             Song-Word Art House- Songs from the Road

             Song Word Art House - Opening celebration

             SFVACC - New Beginnings

             Homesick Aliens - Premiere

             The Studio Door - The Crow Show 

             Shockboxx Gallery - Hot Damn

             Kunsthaus Rozig - Love Lust Heart

             Kunsthaus Rozig - Pink

             Kunsthaus Rozig - Feuer

             Song-Word Art House- Group show

             realArt Gallery

             Shockboxx Gallery - Intergalactic 2

             BG Gallery - Artists rep Artists

             NCFSA - The Show Must Go On

2020     Loft at Liz's - Collaborate & Create

              MOAH Cedar: Museum of Art & History, Lancaster - Solo Exhibit

                             "The Sum of its Parts"

              Maiden LA - with Shoeboxpr

              BG Gallery - Artists Representing Artists

              Kunsthaus Rozig - Reflections

              LAAA Gallery 825 - Open Show 2020

              NCFSA - The Show Must Go On

              OCCCA - Crisis Mode

              Studio C Gallery - featured artist

              Bowersock Gallery -  featured artist

              O'Hanlon Art Center-Women Artists Making Their Mark

              Perceive Me - traveling exhibition scheduled thus far:

                     Museum of Art & History, Lancaster;

                      Cal State Los Angeles;

                      Coastline Community College; 

                      McNish Gallery Oxnard College; 

                      Mesa Community College Art Gallery; 

                      College of the Sequoias in Visalia

                      Studio Channel Islands

               Art Palm Springs- Art Fair

              Riverside City College - Cavalcade of Dreams

              Booth Western Art Museum- Women Making Their Mark

              Envision Arts - Earth Mother II

              Envision Arts - Animals 

              Church - Group exhibit

              Studio C Gallery - online exhibit

              LAAA - Gleaming Apollo

              Real Art Gallery - Group show

              Positive Pandemic Experience - online show

              Social Distancing Festival - Cavalcade of Dreams video

              Museum of Art & History, Lancaster (MOAH) - Collaborate & Create

              Museum of Art & History, Lancaster - Group show

              Bowersock Gallery -summer show

              Sparks Gallery - summer show

              Studio Door Gallery - untitled

              Shockboxx Gallery - Love Hurts

              Art Bar Los Angeles

2019     Museum of Art & History Lancaster- MOAH  "Peace on Earth"

             Tag LA Open

             Crocker-Kingsley Museum Annual Exhibition

             Brittany Davis Gallery - solo show
             Bowersock Gallery - Modern Male
             Students Run LA Charity Event - donation
             Shoebox Gallery - solo show
             Studio Channel Islands - Next Big Thing
             ** Juried by Matt Gleason
             Out Loud - Featured artist
             Studio Door

2018     Neutra Gallery "Black & White"

             Studio C – Red Hot Wicked II  

             Shockboxx – Miniature Show  

             Shockboxx – Naked as a Daisy  

             Beyond The Lines – Art Up! 

             Gallery 825 – Bunk 

             Post Ranch Inn Gallery

2017    Beyond the Lines Gallery – WOW! Art Show 

             Beyond the Lines Gallery – Horses Breaking Free 

             Studio C Gallery – Bareback: Symmetry in Motion II 

             Studio C Gallery – “Red Hot Wicked”  

2016     Studio C Gallery – “Bareback: Symmetry in Motion” 

             Post Ranch Inn 

             AD Gallery 

2015     Modern Pop-Up  

2014     Pico House Historic Monument – “Deep Roots”  

             Pico House Historic Monument "Sacred Memories”  

             “Life Blood” 

             Gallery of Functional Art  

             Gary Gibson  

             Henry Road  

2013    Joannes Lucas  

             Bruce Rubenstein Gallery  

             Port LA  

             Studio City Gallery  

             Raw Style Gallery  

Affiliations

National Sculpture Society

Jewish Artists Initiative

SCWCA

WCA

American Women Artists

LAAA

North County Society of Fine Arts