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bio

Debe Arlook (b. New Jersey) is an L.A. based artist working in conceptual and abstract photography.   She has a BA in filmmaking, a minor in psychology and certification in spiritual psychology.   Debe found quick success with her first fine art submission accepted into an American Photographic Arts juried exhibit and shared walls nationally recognized photographers.  Commercially, she has honed her reportage skills documenting bands on tour – including Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – and expeditions with the United Cerebral Palsy in the jungles and towns of Nicaragua.

Since 2001, her work has been exhibited extensively in Southern California at the San Diego Art Institute, Pacific Design Center, Louis Stern Gallery, Fabrik Projects Gallery, dnj Gallery with California venues and on the east coast.  She was invited to exhibit at the 2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial in San Diego and asked to be featured in the upcoming issue of Éclat International magazine.  She has been published nationally and internationally in L’Oeil De La Photographie, Rangefinder Magazine, Shots Magazine and more.  Expanding on her love for art, Debe has worked on the other side of the art world in galleries and at art fairs.  She has curated exhibits, shoots reportage commercially and is a printer for fine art photographers in Los Angeles.

CV

group exhibitions
2018 – (upcoming) One Louder, Neutra Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 – Nine @ Lamperouge, Lamperouge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 – Beauty / Beautiful, F-Stop
2017 – California Rising, Fabrik Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 – Abstraction, Juried by Blue Mitchel, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
2017 – VS., 825 Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2017 – The Thunder of Meaning, Juried by Wendy Posner, 825 Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2017 – Out There, 825 Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2017 — Powers of Nine, 913 Highland, Los Angeles, CA
2017 — Love Letters, Lenscratch
2016,17 — Los Angeles: Detailed, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
2016,17 — Southern California/Baja Biennial by invitation, San Diego Art Institute, CA
2016 — Los Angeles Center for Photography Members Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016 — Size Matters, Low Gallery, San Diego, CA
2016 — Streetscapes, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 — Photo Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2015 — In This Frame, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2015 — Photo Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2015 — Bathingsuits and Sunburns, Lenscratch
2014 — Shadow & Light, 1st place Award Pasadena, CA
2014 — Through The Lens, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2014 — Self Portrait and Selfies, Lenscratch
2014 — Your Favorite Portrait, Lenscratch
2014 — The Kiss, Lenscratch
2013 — Toy Camera Exhibit, Lenscratch
2013 — Night Exhibition, Lenscratch
2009 — Los Angeles League of Photographers, Santa Monica Pier Centennial, Santa Monica, CA
2007 — Without A Paddle Part I, Mama’s Hot Tamales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 — Without A Paddle Part II, Downbeat Café/Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 — Alternative Photography, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Venice, CA
2006 — Everyday L.A., Metro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 — Damage, drkrm gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 — Site-Seen Los Angeles, I-5 Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2004 — Visions of Venice, Julia Dean Photo Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
2003 — APA/LA Personal Ads, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2002 — APA/LA Personal Ads, Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

online features
2017 – Ain’t Bad Magazine, July 16 aint-bad article/debe-arlook

 

publications
2018 –   (upcoming) Èclat International, Feature, Spring Issue
2018 –    F-Stop Magazine Issue 87, February-March
2009 — Rangefinder Magazine, March
2008 — 22 Century Rock, Summer
2007 — Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Brochure
2006 — Gretsch Magazine, Cover
2006 — Time Still Knocking CD, Steve Postal
2005 — House Beautiful Magazine, November
2005 — More Head CD, Stephen Ferrone’s Farm Fur, Cover
2003 — Fit Magazine, August
2003 — Brentwood Magazine, April/May
2003 — Shots Magazine, No. 82

 

lectures/teaching
2018 –   (upcoming) LitFest Panel Discussion, Girdner Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2017 –   Spark Mentor with Middle School Students, Los Angeles, CA
2017 — Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
2016 — Pasadena Photographers Art Council, Pasadena, CA
2014 — Pasadena Photographers Art Council, Pasadena, CA
2014 — Pasadena Photography Arts, Pasadena, CA
2014 — Open Show LA, Los Angeles,CA

 

education
1984   American University, BA, Filmmaking, Minor Psychology, Washington, D.C.
2001 – 2013  Julia Dean Photo Workshops, Venice and Los Angeles, CA
2014 – 2016   Los Angeles Center of Photography Workshops, Los Angeles

 

affiliations
American Society of Media Photographers
American Photographic Arts, Los Angeles Chapter
Creative Visions Foundation
Los Angeles Art Association
Los Angeles Center for Photography
SPARK Mentor Program