Deborah Fell is a studio artist committed to the art quilt medium. She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Surface Design Association. Deborah focuses on abstract, organic shapes
using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric and has obtained
national recognition for her work. Her art has been exhibited in venues such as the United Nations Building in New
York City; the Moscone in San Francisco; Art Quilt Elements at the Wayne Art Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
The Works Gallery in Newark, New Jersey which is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate Museum; in Pakistan through
the U.S. State Department Arts in Embassies Program; and the premier international exhibit Quilt National.
One of Deborah’s art quilts appeared on the front cover for the American Journal of Nursing; another art quilt is a part of the former Ground Zero
Headquarters—St. Paul Trinity Chapel—art collection. In 2009 Deborah was asked to collaborate with ABC TV Host Ty Pennington to create his special art project for Extreme Home Makeover, Season 7. One of Deborah’s art quilts opened as a part of the Journey
of Hope Exhibit in Tokyo, Japan; this exhibit continued at the National African
American Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio. Her work was a part of an exhibit sponsored by Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio. Currently Deborah’s work is in a exhibitsponsored by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; this exhibit travels to Washington,
DC, Chicago Cultural Center and New Orleans. Most recently, Deborah was honored with an artist-in-residency with the Mendocino Arts Center in California. Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years. Besides teaching at risk high school students in a public high school setting, she has taught various art workshops at international symposiums, colleges and continuing
education. Deborah obtained a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University along with graduate work at University
of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University. Deborah is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium.