Debra Hand


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Debra Hand
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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