Artist: Deborah Bakos
Medusa’s Mirror – Study
acrylic, embroidery floss, machine stitching, gold leaf and beads on photograph
image size: 6 x 4 inches
framed size: 10 x 8 inches – white wood shadowbox framed
Deborah Bakos explores femininity and the historical construction of womanhood using a variety of mediums. She works with vintage photography, paint, fabric and embroidery to embellish her subjects and to invite dialogue about binary definitions of gender.
Deborah works in Vancouver’s East Side, at Parker Street Studios, where she has maintained her full time practise for over 12 years. She is a founding and exhibiting member of the annual Parker Art Salon and 13 Feet Off The Ground, a collective of traveling, women artists. She holds a Certificate of Fine Arts/Painting from Emily Carr University and a Bachelor of Education in English/Media Literacy from Simon Fraser University. She also studied Fashion Design at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Her art works are exhibited in public spaces, commercial galleries and international publications with paintings held in collections in Vancouver, Toronto and Canmore Canada, Istanbul Turkey, San Jose Del Cabo Mexico, Treviso Italy and Graniti Sicily.