Education & Honors

 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Diploma, 2009

MFA in Printmaking: Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Pratt Circle Award of Distinction, Excellence in Academic Achievement Award

* Awarded merit-based graduate scholarship for 2007-2008 school year

* Awarded Robert Calrow Memorial Scholarship for 2008-2009 school year

Art Institute of Pittsburg, Online division           

Diploma, 2007

Diploma in Web Design: Cumulative GPA: 3.5

 

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Diploma, 2005

BA in Fine Arts: Printmaking, Concentration in Feminist and Gender Studies: Cumulative GPA: 3.5

* Graduate Cum Laude

 

Lorenzo De’Medici, Florence, Italy

Study Abroad, Spring 2004

Cumulative GPA: 3.86

*Class representative in Final Show, Fashion Design and Drawing: Monsters & Myths of the Middle Ages

 

RElated Experience

Part-Time Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University                   

2014 - Present

    Instruct studio classes in all levels of printmaking, Foundations, & Art Appreciation.  Guide students in the creation of a giant woodblock print for Print Big 2014 and the Spring Festival in 2015.  Contribute to the development of the printmaking & foundation programs at KSU.

 Registration Coordinator,         SGC International

2015 - Present

    Create sophisticated registration portal using eTouches software for SGCI conferences. Serve on the board as the website content manager. Liaise with onsite steering committees and assist the SGCI Conference Coordinator in conference planning & implementation.

Relief/Letterpress Instructor, Atlanta Printmakers Studio        

2013 - Present

    Teach introductory and advanced relief & letterpress printing courses in a community studio to continuing education and amateur artists, including introductory carving & type setting, multiple-color prints and hand-printed and press-printed editions.

Program Manager, C4 AtlantA

2013 - 2014

    Oversaw and updated course-based programs at C4 Atlanta.  Research and develop new programs for the organization, including fiscal sponsorship, grant writing- and fundraising courses, and outreach.  Assist in grant writing, facility maintenance, and participated in advisory and board committees.

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Selected Exhibitions

2016

27th Annual International Small Print Exhibition, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

        * Juried by Deborah Maris Lader

The Imaginary Million, Le Fais do-do, Atlanta, GA

Percolate, WonderRoot, Atlanta, GA

Left Behind, Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA

Deep South & Down Under, FireStation Print Studio, Melbourne, Australia 

SOUTH, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta GA

Paying it Forward: KSU artists and their protégés, Fine Arts Gallery, Kennesaw GA

Pressing Matters VII, Paper Plane Gallery, College Park GA 

ArtFields, Lake City, SC

        * Juried by Graham Boettcher, Stephanie Cash, Emily Smith, Leslie Umberger

2015

Pressing Matters VI, J Gallery, Atlanta GA

Selected Works from Atlanta Printmakers Studio, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, GA

Defying Gravity, Aviation Community Cultural Center, Atlanta GA

Pressing Issues: The Political Print, J Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Transformation, Callanwolde Fine Art Center, Atlanta, GA

        *Juried by Candice Greathouse and William Downs

New Spaces, Limelight Gallery, Atlanta, GA

        *Juried by Julie Delliquanti, Carlton Mackey & Suzanne Darrow

Arrivals/Departures, Atrium Gallery at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

2014

Pressing Matters V, 2 Rules Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Opposites Attract Print Exchange, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Atlanta, GA

Faculty Exhibit I, Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

Transferred: Ink to Paper/Teacher to Student, Blue Mark Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Art & Social Engagement Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Triage Juried Art Exhibit, Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta, GA 

        *Juried by Louise Shaw, Wyatt Williams & Stuart Shapiro

2013

Brighten Up Broad Street Pop Up Gallery, Atlanta GA

Pressing Matters IV, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglass Co, Atlanta GA

Short Shorts, Whitespace, Atlanta GA

        *Juried by Susan Bridges

Deborah Sosower: Retrospec, [Solo Exhibition] Fuse Arts Center, Atlanta GA

One One Walthall Fellowship Exhibit, MOCA GA, Atlanta GA

aplicação” Lines of Work exhibit, WonderRoot, Atlanta GA

Flight, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Exhibit, Atlanta GA

Tension -Intention, Fuse Art Center, Atlanta GA

2012

Ex Libris Print Exchange, Atlanta Printmakers Studio & Spudnik Press, Atlanta, GA & Chicago, IL 

Pressing Matters III, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, GA

12x12, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

 Nana’s Artist Exhibit, Nana’s Next Door, Durham, NC

2011

12x12, Golden Belt, Durham, NC

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Sherman Mills Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Resident Exhibition, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT

Durham Art Walk 2011, Golden Belt, Durham, NC

Board Service

 

 SGC International (2015 - Present)

Member since 2007. Appointed to the Board as the Web Coordinator in 2015.

 Atlanta Printmakers Studio (2015 - Present)

 Member since 2012. Appointed to the Board in 2015. Elected President of the board in 2016.

 

Professional Memberships

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Press & Reviews

Wonderroot, “Loose Change: Volume 3, Issue 4 Featured artist,” Atlanta, GA December, 2013

http://issuu.com/loosechangemag/docs/lc_v3.4_final/1?e=7048106/6034780

 

Jerry Cullum, “Review: Two MOCA GA exhibitions show evolution of Georgia art from 1980s to now,” ArtsAtl, Atlanta, GA  May, 2013

http://www.artsatl.com/2013/05/review-mocaga/

 

Floyd Hall, “Wonderroot Podcast: Deborah Sosower,” Burnaway, Atlanta, GA  May, 2013

http://burnaway.org/2013/05/wonderroot-podcast-deborah-sosower/

Professional References

Valerie Dibble

Professor of Art, Kennesaw StateUniversity

Coordinator of Undergraduate Printmaking

404-702-2960

vdibble@kennesaw.edu

arts.kennesaw.edu

 

Eun Lee

Printmaking Department Chair, Savannah College of Art & Design

Conference Coordinator & Executive Board Member, SGC International

912-414-2909

elee@scad.edu

sgcinternational.org

 

Kathy Garrou

Executive Director, Atlanta Printmakers Studio

404-849-2106

aps.director@gmail.com

atlantaprintmakersstudio.org

Residencies, visiting Artist/lectures, Fellowships & Awards

Emory University’s Carlos Museum Workshop Facilitator (Fall, 2016)

Organized letterpress workshops for the Carlos Museum Advisory Board and homeschool children using a small tabletop, clamshell letterpress, in conjunction with Shakespeare’s First Folio! exhibit.

SPACE Symposium Presenter (Summer, 2016)

Conference speaker at the inaugural Symposium for Part-Time, Adjunct and Contingent Educators symposium in Atlanta, GA. Presented research on “Printmaking Innovations: Researching the creative potential of typography, 3D printing and Letterpress."

Emory University’s Carlos Museum Workshop Facilitator (Spring, 2016)

Led silkscreen workshops for children & adults, "The Silkscreen Art of Susanne Wegner," a workshop for K-12 teachers, as well as a silkscreen printing workshop for adults. Participants examined Wenger's imagery and technique, then created their own compositions using screens inspired by Wenger's prints, in conjunction with special exhibition, "Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees: Works by Susanne Wenger."

Emory University Visiting Artist Lecture Series (Spring, 2015)

An artist talk that is free & open to the public on Monday, February 9th at 6 pm in the Visual Arts Building, discussing the role of printmaking processes in my work, followed by two, two-day relief print workshop with students of the Foundation in Art Practices classes.

Guest Speaker, Georgia Tech (Spring, 2015)

Guest lecturer, discussing my art career & the professional development opportunities available in Atlanta to the Career Class in the Literature, Media, & Communication Dept.

SNAG Symposium Presenter  (Fall, 2014)

Co-presented The Importance of Strategic Business Planning & Lean Marketing for Artists at the High Museum for the 2014 SNAG: The Society of American Goldsmiths symposium.

Macon Arts Alliance Presenter (Fall, 2014)

Led a 3-hour presentation for artist and creative entrepreneurs at the Macon Arts Alliance on the topic of fundraising and grant-writing, as a representative of C4 Atlanta.

Emory University’s Carlos Museum Workshop Facilitator (Fall, 2014)

Worked with the Michael C. Carlos Museums’ Education staff to create a 2-day workshop, Concept & Creation: Printmaking Workshop for Adults, in conjunction with special exhibition God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings.

Art & Social Engagement Project (2013-2014)

Chosen to be the Artist Facilitator working with Trees Atlanta & Emory students in the inaugural program to create an art project that impacts the communities of metro Atlanta.

Ossobow Walthall Residency (Spring, 2013)

5-day residency for individual work and collective writing & thinking with the other artists of the 2012 Walthall Fellowship.

Ignite Program Scholarship (January, 2013)

Full scholarship to take an 8-week program for creative individuals aiming to develop sustainable business plans.

APS Open House Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA (December, 2012)

Atlanta Printmakers Studio 2012 Featured Artist for their annual Open House

Walthall Artist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA (2012-2013)

1-year Professional Development program through WonderRoot

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont  (July, 2011)

4-week studio residency and scholarship

Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland (Spring, 2010)

1-week residency collaboration with Margaret Coleman

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