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Rachel Debuque

Assistant Professor

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  • 703-993-8564 (office)
  • Art and Design Building, 2029
    4400 University Drive, MS 1C3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Rachel Debuque received her MFA at the University of Georgia and her BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.She has exhibited extensively, including in New York, Croatia, and Philadelphia. She was recently awarded a residency to attend the internationally recognized Bemis Center for Contemporary Art’s residency program.

Her research spans installation, sculpture, video, and performance. Debuque de-familiarizes spaces and objects using common decorating design strategies such as pattern, paint, and the arrangement of objects. Her work purposefully plays with two- and three-dimensional realms, creating a push/pull in perceptions. Her use of vibrant colors to create directional line patterns suggest dimensional space. Conversely, cast objects are flattened with matte paints. These formal decisions twist notions of domestic space. New meaning emerges from a complex relationship between objects, background, foreground, and space, creating an atmosphere that is both nostalgic and unfamiliar. Many of these decisions are created through a rigorous studio practice that involves experiments with color, space, and form.


MFA, Sculpture, University of Georgia (2013)

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Appointment: Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

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