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Debora Moore was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Moore started working in glass in the late 1980s at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Moore served as instructor at Pratt, the Hilltop Glass Program in Tacoma, and the Pilchuck Glass School. In 2005, Moore was artist-in-residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy. The Corning Museum of Glass awarded Moore the 2007 Rakow Commission.
Moore has had one-person exhibitions at four Northwest museums as well as the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk and Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her most recent body of work Arboria debuted at Tacoma Art Museum in 2019 and was shown in the Smithsonian’s Renwick Invitational 2020.
Her sculptures are in the collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the Northwest African American Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum. Her work has been collected by important collectors from around the United States including Eve and Chap Alvord, Leslie and Michael Bernstein, Corinne Dixon, Anne Gould Hauberg, Norma and Leonard Klofine, David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, Joan Stonecifer, Barbara and Richard Wortley, among many others.
She is currently working on a major commission of the U. S. State Department’s Art in Embassy Program.
Cherry, Blown and sculpted glass and found stone, 90 x 28 x 20 inches, approximately, 2019, Photo: Rozarii Lynch
Wisteria (detail), Blown glass and found stone, 2018, Photo: Rozarii Lynch
Cherry (detail), Blown glass and found stone, 2018, Photo: Rozarii Lynch
Wisteria, Blown and sculpted glass and found stone, 93 x 86 x 36 inches, approximately, 2018, Photo: Rozarii Lynch