Debbie Slowey Raguso Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Debbie Slowey Raguso
Live in: Wimauma, FL, United States
Artworks for sale: 14.00
Debbie Slowey Raguso Artist Bio:
Debbie Slowey Raguso aka JULES Resume EDUCATION Debbie began painting at age 17 and was apprenticed to Tom Bostelle for two years before completing the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 4 yr program. She traveled throughout the USA to most Art Museums on her railroad pass from her father’s railroad job. She completed the Barnes Foundation 2 year course and after formal schooling she lived in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. She attended multitudes of educational symposiums and Art Classes at the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, National Academy & the National Arts Club and Art Students League. Debbie became an Outlier and moved to Florida where she took another degree ASN, RN, for a steady income to balance art selling. STYLE Debbie works in oil painting but also has a practice in printmaking etching and silkscreen. She has done environmental site specific projects as well. Her style has been an exploration of the many disciplines in painting including expressionism, abstraction, color field and a realism. Debbie has always maintained a studio and now enjoys the largest space she has ever had affording the ability to paint canvases large enough to fill a need she states as the Grand Narrative. Favorite subject matter includes Mythology- historical or imagined; Animals and people interacting; landscape, still life and decorative expressions. All Slowey Raguso paintings are done with highest archival materials and embellished collaged on surfaces are also archival. FAMILY Debbie and her husband Richard Raguso DC are a happily married couple of 5 years and live in Florida on a mini farm estate with their 10 Chickens and 20 yr Koy goldfish. Debbie pursued an art career throughout her young adulthood which she believed would conflict with raising children well and did not have children. She is loved by family that is extended into a 2nd family who were/are artists or involved in the art world in NYC. She has many nieces and nephews and a wonderful stepson. EXHIBITIONS AND ACQUISITIONS Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska; Catskill Art Society; The Buffalo Colony; Broome St Gallery NYC; Times Square Popl up NYC; College of Mt St Vincent Riverdale NY; The Printmaking Workshop, NYC; NCGO Forum, Beijing China; Art Initiatives, NYC; Chuck Levitain Gallery, NYC; San Diego Animal League, CA; Pace University, Pleasantville and Manhattan Campuses; Kevin Cooper Gallery, Jersey City NJ; Gilford Gallery, NYC; Museum of the Print, arana Curita Brazil; Frederick Boyden Gallery, MD; Beck Gallery, Hurleyville Museum; Open Studio Tours; SUNY Sullivan, NY; Five by Five, Art after dark Tampa Museum of Art; Galley 620; Art book Tampa Bay; Motion XI Plato’s Gallery, Bradenton Village of the Arts; Motion XI Menual Fine Art, Clearwater FL; Motion XI Sunrise Gallery, IRB FL; Clearwater Chamber of Commerce; Art on the Water, Tampa; Beach Art Center; Wabi Sabi Gallery; Artful Living Gallery,St. Petersburg Fl; Art on the Bay, St Pete; St Pete, Fl: Mote Marine Aquarium; University of South Florida- Williams Park. Will & Elena Barnet, Ambassador Alex Sunquist, St Mary’s College Maryland, Mr. & Mrs Lolya, Bob Blackburn, Printmaking Workshop, Mr & Mrs Sylvan Cole, Rock Gardens Inn, Ona Barnet, Mr & Mrs Omansky, Linda Nitoli, Mr & Mrs Dupont, Sharon OBrien, Mary Sinclair, Todd Barnet, Dick Barnet, Judy Epstein, Jim & Judy Slowey, Linda Raguso, James Slowey III, Stephanie Price, Chris Sinclair, Colleen Birch, Miriam Rosenstein, Dr. McGafferty, Robin Herbert, Linda Sirico, Bruce & Jenny Elliot, Dave Trestin, David Rothman; Downingtown High School, Liza Lambertini, Jim Larkin, Martha & Paul Heath Beach, Marlene OConnor, Jan Hirsch, Donna & Craig Steel, Liz Kolanski, Bobbi Minns.