Debra Wuliger is a contemporary painter whose spiritual inquiry informs both her abstract geometric paintings and figurative work. An avid reader since childhood, The Princess and the Goblins by George McDonald introduced her to the Divine Feminine and the intuitive thread.
Following this intuitive thread led Debra to an intensive year of figure study at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. Here Debra met a mentor who advised her to become a life long learner, always creating projects and seeking knowledge along the way.
Receiving the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant in Durham, North Carolina, encouraged Debra to follow the thread into fine art documentary work. Debra listened to people’s life changing stories while taking photographs of them, transcribed their stories onto blogs, and created a variety of portraits in three series: Capturing Caldwell, Wisdom Collects and The Raging Grannies.
In January 2019 the thread took a sharp turn and led to creating hard edged geometric paintings: Harmonic Vibration Patterns. In this series, Debra’s intuitive work blends with objective scientific thought to explore the Universe as light and sound vibration and how these vibrations cause matter to take form.
Debra currently lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband Joel and her dog, Tessa.
Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council; 2012-2013
2019 "Documentary Drawings and Paintings, a Collection"; Solo Exhibition; Carol Woods Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
"Portraits of Durham" Juried Exhibit at Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
2018 “Bursting Into Bloom” Third Friday Pop Up Exhibit at Golden Belt, Durham NC
“Bursting Into Bloom” Solo Exhibition, ERRUF Gallery, Durham, NC
2017 Juried Art Show; Maria V. Howard Arts Center; 60th National Multi-Media Juried Art
Exhibition; Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Placed third.
“Under Pressure, The Performance Exhibition” at The Visual Art Exchange
“Wisdom Collects” documentary fine art blog and expressive line drawings
2016 “Caldwell County Stories” Solo Exhibition, Caldwell County Arts Council, Lenoir, NC
Solo Exhibition; Morning Times, Raleigh, NC
Solo Exhibition; Reflection Gallery, Durham, NC
Solo Exhibition; Chapel Hill Community Church; Chapel Hill, NC
Third Friday Pop Up Exhibits at Golden Belt, Durham, NC
2015 “Peculiar Light” Solo Exhibition, Hillsborough Arts Council, Hillsborough, NC
Solo Exhibition, Reflection Gallery, Durham, NC
Solo Exhibition, ERRUF Gallery, Durham, NC
2014 “Coffee Talk” Solo Exhibition, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
“From My Side of the Brain” Solo Exhibition, Trinity Gallery, Raleigh, NC
“Coffee Talk” Solo Exhibition, Busy Bee Café, Raleigh, NC
2013 “That First Sip” Solo Exhibition, Rue Cler, Durham, NC
“The End is Over” Group Exhibition, Winmore Studio; Chapel Hill, NC
“That Was Then, This Is Now” Solo Exhibition, Saledalia at the Hock Plaza; Durham, NC
2009 “San Ramon, Nicaragua” East Chapel Hill High School; Chapel Hill, NC
2008 “Sunlight, Sunflowers, Solar Energy” EK Powe Elementary School; Durham, NC
2006 “Make a Joyful Noise” Montessori School at Holy Rosary; Cleveland, Ohio
2005 “Unity by Design” Helen Brown Senior Center; East Cleveland, Ohio
2014 Raleigh Literary Review, three paintings showcased in the arts section
2016 Edgewater Chapbook, Arthur Powers; cover art