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About the Author

An artist and teacher for 34 years, Deborah Rockman is a Professor of Art at Kendall College of Art and Design. She received her MFA in Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Cincinnati. Her award-winning work in drawing, photomontage, digital media, and mixed media has been exhibited in numerous solo, invitational, and group exhibitions at venues throughout the United States and in China.

Rockman has been awarded fellowships to The Ragdale Foundation (1996, 2003, 2011), The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2004, 2012), and the Vermont Studio Colony (1990) during her sabbatical leaves from KCAD. In 2010 she was one of four artists chosen to jury the International Competition for ArtPrize, a Grand Rapids-based international art competition that annually awards the world’s largest monetary art prize.

In addition to her studio work, which focuses on social and cultural critique, Rockman is the author of two books—The Art of Teaching Art (2000) and Drawing Essentials (2007), both published by Oxford University Press. The 3rd edition of Drawing Essentials is due to be released early in 2016. Rockman’s books have been translated into Chinese and Turkish. She is a member of The College Art Association and The National Education Association, and serves on the West Michigan Advisory Board of the ACLU. You can see her work at www.deborahrockman.com.

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