Debrea Lewis

Biography

Lives and works in Liverpool, and Chester.

Debrea Lewis is a visual artist and printmaker, encompassing installation and theatrical arts. Her art is often conceptual, with a strong political narrative or social conscience. Her strengths are in line and mark making and in the bold use of colour. Her work explores relationships and opposing interfaces, between social, environmental and political situations that reflect the current debate. Debrea’s work is often preoccupied with associations, connections and opposing scenarios within contemporary discourse such as globalization, political unrest, migration, environmental concerns and social inequality.

Debrea is good all round lemon!

EDUCATION
2013 University of Manchester, registration for PhD, researching the ‘Collective’ as a model for career development and support network for emerging artists.
2012, BA (First Class) Honours Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
2009, BTEC National Diploma Fine Art (First Class) West Cheshire College
2004, Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education (Distinction) University of North Wales, Bangor
2003, MA Educational & Social Research, University of Sheffield
1978, BEd, Art and Educational Technology (Distinction) Keele University

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ARTS PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

Liverpool Academy of Art Exhibition PROJECT: ‘Relationship’
Seel Street, Liverpool 1 DATES: 16 April – 14 May 2011

International Touring Print Exhibition PROJECTS: ‘Global Echo/Bestiary’
Venues: Williamson Art Gallery Birkenhead DATES: 6 June – 27 Nov 2011
Preston & East Lancs Institute – Brigham Young University Utah USA
Sheffield Hallam University – Edith Cowan University Perth Australia
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture Karachi Pakistan
Parsons School of Design University of New York USA
Kwantlen Polytechnic & University B.C. Canada

Lessedra Mini Print Exhibition PROJECT: ‘Green Space in Cities’
Lessedra Gallery Sofia Bulgaria DATES: 6 June – 6 Aug 2011

Wall Mural PROJECT: ‘Funky Beauty Gossip’
Venue: Samantha Hair Salon DATES: 10 June – Sept 2011
Handbridge, Chester, England

The Art Lids Outside Studio Community Event PROJECT: Printmaker Skill Share
Venue: Bold Street Liverpool DATES: 5 – 6 Aug 2011

The Basement Project PROJECT: Lampedusan Paradox
Venue: John Foster Building DATES: 29 Feb – 3rd Mar 2012
Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

BA Fine Art Degree Show PROJECT: 1 in 10 The Lampedusan
Venue: Art & Design Academy Liverpool refugee’s Plight
DATES; 25 May – 1 June 2012

The Lemon Collective (TLC) Launch PROJECT: TLC Lemon Bombing
Venue: Liverpool Biennial DATES: 15th Sept 2012
Various Locations, Liverpool

Unfold 2012 Exhibition PROJECT: 1 in 10 Lampedusa
Venue: View2 Gallery Matthew Street Liverpool DATES: 1 – 6 December 2012

Print at the Bluecoat Exhibition & Sale PROJECT: Lune
Venue: Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool DATES; 10 – 21 Dec 2012
06 – 23 Dec 2013

TLC Threshold Festival Stage PROJECT: Lemonhead puppets
Venue: Camp & Furnace Liverpool DATES; 8 Mar – 15 March 2013

TLC Lemon Labs Event & Exhibition PROJECT: ‘Vessels’ Etchings
Venue: The Picket, Liverpool DATES; 17 April 2013

TLC Stall @ Hobomarket PROJECT: Lemon Shack Art Stall
Venue: District, Bombed out Church, Hoax Liverpool DATES; from 11 May 2013 monthly

INPRINT Liverpool Exhibition & Fair PROJECT: Print Maker Stall
Venue: camp & Furnace, Liverpool DATES; 22 Sept 2013

20:20 Print Exhibition & Share PROJECT: Istanbul
Venue: Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool DATES; 26 Oct – 21 Dec 2013

Lessedra Mini Print Exhibition PROJECT: ‘Istanbul: City Portals’
Lessedra Gallery Sofia Bulgaria DATES: 2 Dec 2013-11 Jan 2014

Stuff People Should See PROJECT: Demise:Hope St plane trees
Fallout Factory Gallery, Liverpool The Lampedusan Paradox
DATES: 6 Dec – 21 Dec 2013

Spartacus Exhibition PROJECT: The Lampedusan Paradox
The Gallery, Bootle, Liverpool DATES: 10th Jan – 31st Jan 2014

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