To me, art is power. Art is a vehicle for learning, love, community building, and appreciation.
Art education plays a vital role in helping students to grow and learn to think outside the box.
I make art to start conversation, spark creativity, and spread cultural and social awareness.
Mixed Media Art and Design
Debbie Ali is a multimedia artist and MFA candidate at Lehman College in NYC, specializing in pop surrealism, ink illustrations, and 3D experimental work.
Her work has been featured at Garner Arts Center, Rockland Center for the Arts, and in Hyperallergic and Hey Lady Magazines.
In addition to her work as an artist, Debbie is an Art and Special Education teacher in the Bronx.
M.A.T with Distinction: Teaching Adolescent Students with Disabilities Dual Certificate in Special Education 7-12 and Generalist 5-9, Relay Graduate School of Education, New York, NY
B.A., Magna Cum Laude: Economics major, Fine Arts and Anthropology minors, St. Lawrence University (SLU), Canton, NY
UWI St. Augustine, Caribbean Arts, open discourses on ethnicity and race, Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
Mandala - Full Circle Exhibition ROCA, N.Y.
Annual Art Show: Everything is Fine: Ink Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, N.Y.
Annual Art Show: Inbetween: Woodcut Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, N.Y.
Throwing Down the Gauntlet Gunnison Memorial Chapel: Canton, N.Y. 2016 CFD: Galerie Lakay Exhibition SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y.
A.S.I.A’s Mosaic Festival, No Control Eben Holden, Canton, N.Y.
Leaf Mandala Impermanent Installation SLU Quad, Canton, N.Y.
Chair Sculpture Installation Noble U. Center, Canton, N.Y.
Artist Guild Student Exhibition (Host and Participant) Eben Holden, Canton, N.Y.
Hyperallergic: A View from the Easel Article
Hey Lady Magazine (Seattle) Issue #8: Vandana Shiva Ink Drawing
XPRESS Art Magazine: “Banjo Vibrations” Ink Drawing
XPRESS Art Magazine: “No Control” Woodcut
Laurentian Magazine: “Chair” Sculpture
Laurentian Magazine: “Mammoth” Sculpture
Laurentian Magazine: “Bubblegum” Graphic Design
WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) MoMa, N.Y. Art as a Tool for Social Emotional Learning for Educators Nov.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) MoMa, N.Y.
Building Literacy via Visual Art (Engaging the Eye) Web, Education Week
Art Ed Now National Winter Conference 2017 Haverstraw, New York
Laurentian Leadership Conference Canton. New York Fall
Artist Guild Workshops: Art Therapy, Pumpkin Carving, Painting Tables, Tie-Dyeing Canton, New York
Face Painting Booth: North Country Folk Festival SLU Java Quad
Jerry’s Artarama: My Story Article March Issue 2016
Trinidad and Tobago CIIS Photobook Design, CIIS Office, Canton, NY