Artist Bio-CV

Deborah Catton
Deborah has been a practicing professional Visual Artist for more than 30 years working as a multidisciplinary artist in Photography, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. A large part of her work has been influenced by travel in foreign lands where these experiences often work as catalysts to what transpires in a finished piece. Responding to sites, sounds, patterns, colors and the feelings generated within is what appears as the content presented. Many of her works carry organic shape, pattern and colorist explorations throughout which are equally played against one another. Deborah has completed several Domestic and International Art Residencies as further study work.



Bachelor Fine Art- University of Calgary  (Double major in Photography and Drawing)

Selected Exhibitions:


2020 September, The Big Leap, Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) Gallery, Crossroads Art Centre, Calgary, Alberta

2020, July,  Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) Artists Choice 2020 Exhibition, online exhibition due to Covid

2020, March, Encounters, International Group Exhibition, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK


2017, March, Mundos Encontrados, Eka & Moor Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain,

2017, Alberta Society of Artists, ASA, 85 years celebration, BRIDGES Travelling Exhibition, Leighton Center, Western GM Art Gallery, Drumheller, Crows Nest Pass Art Gallery, Canada


2016,  June 17th- July 09th, Connections, (Juried Group Show) Ruberto Osteberg Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada


2015, November, Solo Exhibition, Mysterious Works on Paper- Obras misteriosas en papel, Espacio Cultural Abierto, Madrid, Spain

2015, May 9-June 14, Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta

2015, May-July, ASA, NEW WORKS Exhibition, Walter Dale Theatre Edmonton, Alberta

2015, Feb-March, solo show, TENGINGAR-Connections and Contrasts in Iceland, (VAAG) Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta


2014, November, Selected Works-Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland

2014, May 7 & 8th, Breathe Exhibition, London, UK, WhitePeaks Gallery, Electricians house venue, Trinity Buoy Wharf.

2014, March 03-April 03, The Passion Series A Solo Exhibition, VASA, ST Albert, Alberta


2013, November, In the Round, Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2013, July 18th-August 27th, The Alberta Society of Artists’s (ASA) Artist’s Choice, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2013, June Tip Your Hat Fundraiser, Dade Art & Design Lab, Calgary, Alberta

2013, June, Square One, St Albert Art Gallery, St Albert, Alberta

2013, May-Sept, The City of Calgary Public Art Program-Open Spaces, located at the Centre Street LRT Platform, Downtown, Calgary, Alberta

2013, March 08-April 02, ASA, New Members Show, Art Point Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2013, Jan 04th-Jan 26th, Blues, Evanescence Gallery, High River, Alberta


2012, Dec 02-29 , Winter Group Show, Resolution Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2012, Sept-Oct, ASA Artists Choice, Lougheed House Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2012  July-August, Summer Group Show, Resolution Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2012 June- August  ASA Passages, Lougheed House Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2012 June-July  Who Art Thou show, Evanescence Gallery, Alberta

2012 June-July,  Inspired by Travel, juried show, Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta

2012 May-July  Solo Show featuring Latest Abstracts, The Higher Ground, Calgary, Alberta

2012 Love Lies Bleeding, juried show held in conjunction with the Elton John Ballet, Calgary, Alberta

2012 Sketchbook Project & Things Found Series, Brooklyn New York Art Library, NewYork, USA

2012 Blues Java Selection, Virtual Gallery Exhibition, Women’s Art Museum Society Of Canada


2011 Home & Hearth show, Evanescence Gallery, Alberta

2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute,  Siena, Italy

2011 Who Art Thou? show, Evanescence Gallery, Alberta

2011 Building A Mystery juried show to coincide with the World Premier Sarah McLachlan Ballet, Calgary & Edmonton.

1990’s and earlier

1990 Featured Artist; Series of Self Portrait Mixed Media Drawings, Devonian Gardens Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1988 Selected Photos Exhibited, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1988 Collage Plus,The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1988 Selected artist in Survey Alberta 88, Olympic Arts Festival Event, Calgary, Alberta

1987 The Little Gallery Photo Show, University Of Calgary

1985 First Place and Honourable mention CAF National Photo Contest

Public Art:

Indefinite Arts Society Street Pole banners Project, Calgary, Sept 2015

City of Calgary, Electrical Box Program, Scheduled Installation date fall of 2015


2018, Sept Artist Residency, Valpairiso Foundation, Mojacar, Spain

2015, Sept-Oct Artist Residency, Joya: arte & ecologia residency, Velez Blanco, Almeria, Spain

2014 Spring- Artist Residency at Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Iceland

2013 Nov-Dec- Self Directed Residency, Paris, France

2013 Summer – Artist Residency with Platform Gallery & Studios, Ottawa, Canada


Deborah’s work has been featured in the literary publication ‘OtherVoices’ and with York Universities Trauma and Attachment Report as well as within the context of Healing Art as a featured artist with the Lily Wheel Slide Studio-Artists Healer Circle an online blog about artists who use Art to help others heal.

August 2013,The Alberta Flood Rose Project,(Book), Photographer

January 2013, Artists In The Raw, A Visual Journey that captures working artists of Alberta in their private and intimate spaces, book published through Blurb, author Deborah Catton.

February 2012 Feature Artist Interview with York University Trauma and Attachment Report.

July 2012, Feature Artist Interview with LillyWheel Slide Studio, Artist Healer Circle,

Spring/Summer 2011 Featured Artist and Interview, ‘Other Voices, Literary and Visual Arts Journal

Professional Affiliations:

The Alberta Society Of Artists (ASA) Full Juried Member  (Past Calgary Chair)

Visual Arts Alberta/CARFAC National

The Leighton Foundation

Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)

The Centre For Touch Drawing

The Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada (Past Director)


Deborah has work in several private and corporate collections worldwide.