Debora Faccion Grodzki

Debora Faccion Grodzki is an artist and a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Born and raised in Brazil, she got her BA and MA in Social Communication before moving to the US. With more than 10 years of experience teaching at the university level, Debora has taught courses on semiotics, art history, and art theory for artists. She has presented her research internationally and has published her texts both in English and Portuguese, including publications such as Hyperallergic, ArtPulse, and Media-N.


Living upstate New York, her art practice is embedded in nature and spaciousness. She accesses the joy and enchantment of life while sustaining a deep appreciation for theory. Through the creation of portals in her artworks, Debora seeks to integrate all aspects of her life’s daily reality, nurturing the connections between her roles as a mother, an art historian, a lover, and a friend.


Debora has received many distinctions for her research on art, including a scholar award from the Arts in Society Network in Budapest (2013), a year-long graduate fellowship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2016), and a Material and Visual Worlds Area of Excellence fellowship from SUNY-Binghamton (2018).