About the Artist

Deborah Stelling is an internationally recognized artist living in Baltimore, Maryland.

She was the first U.S. artist to be awarded a fellowship to Schloss Wiepersdorf, Wiepersdorf, Germany – near Berlin.  She has also received fellowships from the prestigious MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Commission.   Stelling was awarded an Individual Artist’s grant in painting from the Delaware State Arts Council, an Individual Artist grant in printmaking and ceramics from the West Virginia State Arts Council, and a fellowship from the University of Delaware for an MFA.  Her works are in the corporate collections of the DuPont Company, AstraZeneca, Oil, Gas and Energy of New York City, Westbrook Fashions of NYC, and Chemical Bank, and in private collections across the U.S., in Germany and in South Africa.

In 1991 Stelling founded SYNE and with seven other artists from the Delaware Valley, she has exhibited in museums in Kalmar, Sweden, Watford, England, and Fulda, Germany.  In 2005, a traveling exhibition called “Parallel Visions” was launched in Wilmington, DE and toured through Fulda, Germany, Olevano, Italy, Kalmar Sweden and Watford, England in 2007-2008. 

In 2000, Stelling completed a commission for the new Fraunhofer IFAM Institute building in Bremen, Germany.  By using lightweight metal foam technology, she became first artist in the world to embrace these innovative materials from an artistic perspective and to play off the unique properties and textures.