Fabian Debora


Fabian DeboraArtist’s Statement

My art and community collaborations illustrate my journey of self discovery and illuminate the rich narrative of my Boyle Heights community. From barrio walls to the canvas, I use my art as a vehicle to communicate, educate and touch people. I believe my art helps create spaces and forums for expression that can affect change. I want to enrich and beautify my community and enhance awareness, healing and hope in all who, like myself, have been denied free expression because of poverty, social injustice and incarceration.

My art tells a story that is at once universal and singular to who I am. I portray the sacred spaces and symbols that have transformed me and contributed to my peace and authentic self-expression.  I strive to reflect the reality of my culture, community and spirituality. I seek to create passionate, innovative and collaborative projects as well as nurture my own artistic evolution through education and experience.

Art has been the antidote to my trauma and suffering.  I know that my art and my work will help heal the wounds of those I encounter and will fulfill my dream of giving freely the gift that has been given to me.

Website: spade.nuai.org

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2009-2012

2012
Duality of Women, Homegirl Café, Los Angeles

2011
Childhood Memories, Homegirl Café, Los Angeles

Select Group Exhibitions from 2009-2012

2012
Guadalupe/Malintzin: the virgin and the traitor, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles

2011
Bridging through the Arts, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Driven by Content, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles
La Loteria, Borderline Project, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2010
Forces from the Past, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO.

Select Community-Based Artwork

2012
Corporación Mañana in Ñuñoa, Muralist, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Siquieros, la Voz de la Gente!, Muralist, Culver City, Calif.

2011
Tote Bag Project, Artecnica and Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles

2010
Teacher’s Aide/Community Liaison, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Fellowships and Awards

2011
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development, Grantee, San Jose, Calif.