Debora Faccion Grodzki
Debora Faccion Grodzki (Brazil, 1985) is an artist and art historian living in Ithaca, New York, USA. In her early twenties, she lived and traveled extensively in Italy, where she has a second-citizenship. The time she spent in Europe informed her sense of history and deepened the value she gives to continental American hybrid cultures. After researching and working in the intersection of art and communication in Brazil, Debora moved to the United States in 2012 to pursue her Ph.D. in art history at SUNY Binghamton. In her Ph.D. research, she studies Brazilian artists who created international careers in the 1970s, a study that significantly impacts her art-making. Passionate about the creative insights given by theory, Debora currently lectures in the Art & Design department at SUNY Binghamton, where she teaches a course titled “From Critical Theory to Creativity.” At home, she shares with her Polish-American partner the care of their 21 months-old daughter and their dachshund dog. With the 2020 social isolation and the time spent at home, Debora’s home studio took over all aspects of her life. Nowadays, she keeps going back to painting, a medium that at the same time allows her to process historical references and express our contingent living situation.