Debra Friedkin studied at the Art Students League NYC and Westchester Art Workshop. She mentored privately Lester Zakarin, an illustrator for Stan Lee Marvel Comics.
Debra is a juried member of the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, where she serves on the Jury of Awards and the Admissions Committee. Other professional affiliations include the National Association of Women Artists, Audubon Artists, and Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. An award-winning artist, Debra has widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the tri-state area.
Her work is held in private collections; and a series of her sculptures are included in the permanent collection at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Debra Friedkin’s narrative mixed media collages, sculptures, and metal assemblages are based on concepts of recycling and repurposing, deconstruction, and reinvention. The pieces incorporate found objects and often depict provocative themes. Her work ranges from whimsical to darkly humorous, informed by sleek modernism, pulp science fiction, and spiritual symbolism.