Debrah Pearson Feinn was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, California and Oahu, Hawaii. A musician during her childhood and teen years, she began to paint while attending Cornell University. She earned a BFA from Cornell University and a MFA From Brooklyn College. She has made films, staged performances, and designed the painting of a large group of antique agricultural industrial buildings in her hometown, Porterville, CA. For the past 30 years, she has worked in her studio in Soho, NYC. Her work is available to view by appointment.

Performance. UCLA. 1968

Solo Exhibitions:

55 Great Jones Street, 2009, New York, New York.

Mural Paintings, Antique Farm Buildings, 1999, Porterville, CA.

Jayne H. Baum Gallery, 1985, New York, New York.

Knightwood and Brooks, 1983, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

E.B. Harrington and Co., 1980, New York, New York.

The First Women’s Bank, 1976, New York, New York.

Group Exhibitions:

Vermillion Editions Retrospective, 2006, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

“Swimming and Other Pools”, Getler/Pall/Saper, 1984, New York, New York.

“Pastel Invitational”, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, 1983, New York, New York.

“Five New York City Artists”, Wake Forest University, 1983, Winston-Salem, NC.

“Emerging Artists”, Gloria Luria Gallery, 1982, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida.

“Williamsburg All Fools’ Show”, 1982, New York, New York.

“The Artist in the Park”, Hirschl and Adler, 1980, New York, New York.

“Pieces of Eight”, Profile Gallery, 1979, New York, New York.

“Women Artists”, Mattatuck College, 1974, Waterbury, Connecticut.

“New Talent”, Zarick Gallery, 1973, Farmington, Connecticut.

Film and Media Events:

“Watermill Center”, Video, Watermill Center Foundation, Producer. 1995

“Physical Culture” 16mm, color, sound. Director/Producer. 1987

“Women My Age”, 16mm, color, sound 14 minutes. Director/Producer. 1984

“Spring Arts Festival”, Producer. The Bentley School. New York, NY. 1976

“Summer Arts Festival”, Producer, Youth Services, Naugatuck, CT. 1974

“The Moog Factory”, Video Documentary, Cornell University. 1971

“Cubes”, Performance and Sculpture Event, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 1968


Red Cinder, Artist Residency, Na’alehu, Hawaii. 2011

Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France. Artist Residency. 1983