Experimental and Foundation Studies


Deborah Zlotsky

Deborah Zlotsky is a 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting and is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. She has exhibited her work in exhibitions across the country, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and The Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery, as well as the online-curated registry at The Drawing Center. A selected list of public collections includes Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, Rutgers University, the Waldorf Astoria, the New York Palace Hotel and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Over the past 10 years, she has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, VCCA, Ox-Bow, Millay Colony for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, the Weir Farm Art Center and the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts.

Prior to joining the faculty at RISD in 2013, Zlotsky taught all levels of painting and drawing at the University of Northern Iowa from 1989-96, becoming an associate professor in 1994. She continued as an associate professor of painting and drawing in the BFA/BS/MA/MS studio program at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY from 1996-2013. Zlotsky received a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut.