The Tanne Foundation
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OPEN MIND//OPEN HEART/PASSION///CREATIVITY/FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION///SPIRIT
OPEN MIND//OPEN HEART/PASSION///CREATIVITY/FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION///SPIRIT

Debbie Verhoff

1999 Tanne Award Recipient
Boston, MA
performance, installation and video artist

Debbie Verhoff is a performance, installation and video artist whose work attempts to re-frame customary perceptions. Using obsolete technologies, she creates mirror-based artifacts such as a praxinoscope that produce optical illusions. Themes running through recent works are presence and absence. Although her poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, Debbie’s foremost artistic concentration is as a painter and a video artist. She has exhibited at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the DeCordova Museum, the Artistic Foundation, Video Space and other galleries in and around Boston and Rhode Island.

“Things which seem familiar can often be most unsettling when seen from a different perspective. I allow the audience to be players who decide when a piece has begun or ended. Narrative and motion are my tools. I am interested in revealing myself as an author without directly speaking, this allows me to be both present AND absent.”

This bio/description was originally published in 1999 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).