Deborah Crowe is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Auckland. With a particular interest in collage, Crowe’s practice involves building 2D and 3D environments that explore architectural and spatial characteristics.
After completing her undergraduate and post-graduate study at Glasgow School of Art in 1986, Crowe relocated to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Her substantial exhibition record spans over 30 years. She also lectured at tertiary institutions since 1987, holding significant Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer (Teaching and Learning) roles, supervising and examining postgraduate students.
Crowe’s work has represented New Zealand in exhibitions offshore, received awards, and is in a number of publications and significant collections including Glasgow School of Art, the Wallace Art Trust, and Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand.
The work has also been selected as a finalist in a number of national awards: the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, the Parkin Drawing Award, the National Contemporary Award, the Wallace Art Award and the Walker & Hall Art Award.
Crowe is an ART* Venture Creative Entrepreneur Award recipient (2016), Founder of Crowe Creative Art Services (2015) a Trustee on the Board of Objectspace (2014 to present) and co-owner of Fraser Crowe, an environmentally focused clothing label. In 2018 she was invited to judge the Molloy Morpeth Canaday 3D Award, a national award for 3-dimensional art.
Alongside this Crowe has participated in a number of other projects, exhibitions and completed commissions, including the four site-related works for a recently refurbished 4.5-star hotel in Dunedin.
Known for her highly professional approach, mixed with humour and a personable teaching style Crowe’s input was integral in helping Browne School of Art establish the VAMP mentoring programme.
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*Arts Regional Trust