Deborah Gregg was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to Hollywood, Florida at age 16. Deborah earned a B.F.A. in graphic design/illustration from the University of Miami, studied at the Arts Students League in New York City, and spent many summers at Oxbow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. She began her career as an Art Director for ad agencies, first in Michigan, then as Creative Director in South Florida. She has received numerous Regional, District, and National ADDY awards, both in Michigan and Florida. Later, she transitioned into teaching art and mixed-media sculpting. Deborah creates what she calls "Inscriptive Manifestations", as she inscribes original writings into every work that guide the direction of each piece. The writings speak unspoken thoughts that she believes we all embody. Deborah exhibits in many juried, solo and group exhibitions and is in private collections in the U.S. as well.
"The subject of my work is emotionally charged and introspective. The inscriptive writings in combination with reclaimed and altered materials give insight to intimate thoughts and experiences. Growing up, I was never able to keep a diary for fear of someone reading it. It is the child/adult voice inside my head that is chronicled within my work. It functions like a personal narrative.
Many people share similar emotions and thoughts, but they differ through varying individual experiences. The goal of my work is to reveal layers for the viewer to identify and emotionally connect to, while drawing out their own personal story.
I believe our deepest, most personal thoughts are parallel and relate to others. My theory is that our unspoken thoughts are more similar than our words."