Debi Grupe

Debi Grupe's unique work in drawing, monotype prints, sculpture, photography and painting is art which is effortlessly in touch with daily human emotions and feelings.

To quote artist Kiki Smith: "Some people think or expect that you should make the same kind of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative... I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions." 

Grupe's early studies included: printmaking under Wayne Eastcott, sculpture under George Rammell, painting under Nancy Boyd and Marcus Bowcott, all at Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C.. She also studied industrial design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, in Vancouver, B.C..

Grupe was: member, vice-president and president at different times over a ten year period, at Dundarave Print Workshop, on Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., where she honed her monotype printmaking skills. 

She travelled to Australia on numerous occasions and was able to settle down for a time to work on printmaking at the Australian Print Workshop, in Melbourne.

Grupe's works have been used on movie sets like X-Men 2 and Fantastic Four, plus various TV pilots. Her work has shown in Canada, Australia, Kuwait, and the U.S. to collectors around the world, for more than 20 years.

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