Debra Hand

Resume for Debra Hand Sculptor % Painter

Current Public Projects

2013 Chicago Park District Commission - 9 foot Bronze Statue of Paul Laurence Dunbar -

Notable Public Collections

2013 South Side Community Arts Center – Oldest standing WPA Institution

2005 Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Museum, Washington, D.C.

2003 UNCF Headquarters, Chicago, IL

2001 DuSable Museum , Chicago, IL

Select Notable Owners

2012 President Barack Obama
2013 Smokey Robinson, Magic Johnson, Christopher Kennedy
2012 Harry Belafonte
2011 Dr. Maya Angelou
2010 Oprah , Sculptor Richard Hunt
2007 Winnie Mandela
2006 Bill Cosby, Dr. Mae Jemison
2003 Branford Marsalis, Cicely Tyson

Select Publications / Documentaries / Television
2000 – 2013
SOFA Chicago Catalogue 2008, “Someone You should Know” ABC Channel 7; Jet Magazine, Homes of Color Magazine, N’DIGO Magazine, Rolling Out; Magazine, Chicago Suntimes Newspaper, Chicago Defender Newspaper; “African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond” by Daniel Texidore Parker; “The Artisans Series “ by Bombay Sapphire; “The Art of Culture: The Last 50 Years” by Africa International House, “H30 – Art of life” Television Show, CLTV Metromix,” ABC 7 News, NBC 5 News, “ HGTV “Designer Showcase; “Curators of Culture” Emmy Award winning Documentary on the SSCAC

Select Awards and Honors
2013 Museum of Science and Industry Best of Show / Sculpture Category, Annual Black Creativity Exhibit

2013 U.S. Congressional Art Contest - Selected Judge
2012 Honored as Artist of the Year by Delta Sigma Theta
2011 Honored with the Dr. Margaret Burroughs Award by the SSC Art Center
2010 Chicago Winner of “The Next Great Artist Search” by Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire, National Art Contest
2010 Painting selected as the Cover Art for the Annual Jazz Fest
2010 Honored as one of the Chicago Defender Newspaper’s “Top 50 Women of Excellence” 2010
2009 Sculpture Selected by Mayor’s Office as maquette for Public Olympic sculpture pending Olympic bid outcome
2003 Honored with Artist of the Year “Black Excellence Award” by the African-American Arts’ Alliance of Illinois

Select Exhibits / Presentations
2013 Nicole Gallery – “Unveiling History” – Solo Exhibit
Museum of Science and Industry “Black Creativity” – Group Exhibit

Gallery D’Estee “ARTitude” – Group Exhibit

Pump Room “Tribute to Eunice Johnson/Ebony” – Unveiling & Presentation Solo

Sidley Austin Law Firm “Thurgood Marshall Tribute” - 2 Person Exhibit

NBA “Tribute to NBA Legends and Hall of Famers” - Group Exhibit

Martha’s Vineyard “On the Vine” – Solo

UNCF “Masked Ball” Unveiling and Presentation Solo

Chicago State University “Scholarship” Unveiling Presentation – Solo

Four Seasons Hotel “Common Ground” - Solo

Peninsula Hotel “Dwyane Wade’s - World 10th Anniversary” Unveiling Solo

2012 US Cellular Field “Beloved” - 2 Person Exhibit

Stedman Graham’s “Champions Only” AAD Exhibit – Solo
Ritz Carlton Hotel “Common Ground” Unveiling and Presentation –
Hyatt Regency Hotel “Windows” Exhibit – Solo

UNCF “Black and White” Ball – Unveiling and Presentation – Solo

Northwestern pRENTISS Hospital’s Barbara Bates Foundation “Art of Fashion” Curated and Exhibited – Group

Gallery D’Estee “Art Intensified / Art demystified” - Group Exhibit

Willis Tower - Metropolitan Club “Exelon” Unveiling and Presentation Honoring Exelon CEO Frank Clark – Solo

South Side Community “Annual Art Exhibit and Auction” - Group Exhibit

2011 Chicago Cultural Center “Read Well Affair” – Solo

South Shore Cultural Center “Jazz Unites” Annual Group Exhibit

Akainyah Gallery “The Best of Culture” – 2 Person Exhibit

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