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“Debora’s artwork is characterized by an innovative and versatile use of imagery, textures, and mark-making. 

Spontaneity is a key factor that accompanies her creative vision. She has a superb sense of composition, design, and contrast. In all images she conveys a remarkable sense of balance and harmony.


In her unique and compelling ‘Mark Making Collection’ she captures fragments from her observations in the natural world.

The human face is often central to the composition in which symbols appear throughout to evoke universal feelings and aspirations. These narrative works have an immediate visceral impact on viewers and stimulate an inner dialogue.

These attributes set her apart in the world of contemporary fine art.”

Renee Phillips

Founder and Director of Manhattan Arts International

New York, NY

About the Artist

Debora Levy was born and raised in Mexico City. In 1999 she migrated with her family to San Diego, California. She began painting at an early age and continued to receive an art education at the Instituto Nacional de las Bellas Artes. In 1988 she received a BA in Art History with honors at the Instituto de Cultura Superior A.C. She has also taught art at Montessori School in Mexico City.


Since 1987 Debora has been exhibiting throughout Mexico and the U.S., most notably in juried exhibitions at Lewis Orbital Display, San Diego, California, and Gallery of the Modern Art in Miami, Florida. In 2020, she was selected for inclusion in a juried exhibition "Quarantine Aquamarine", at Gallery Art on 30th, in San Diego, California.


Her many awards include a First Place Award at the San Diego Country Fair. She also received an Honorable Mention Award in the “25th Athenaeum School of Arts” exhibition juried by Maria Mingalone, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art.


Deborah’s artwork has been published in several art publications including Circle Quarterly Art Review and Spotlight Magazine, among others. It can be found in many private art collections worldwide. You can learn more about her exhibitions and awards here.

Exhibitions and Awards 


2022 - Mission Fed, Fine Art ArtWalk San Diego

2022 -"Rethink" painting was selected to be published in Biological Psychiatry Magazine Cover 


2021 -“Energy” painting has been selected by Pixel billboards around the USA


2021 - Featured artist of “the Healing Power of Art “

2021 - Selected in Juried Exhibition, Front Porch Gallery


2021 - Selected as a Featured Artist at Mission Fed, Fine Art ArtWalk San Diego

2021 - Published Painting "Energy" in American Alliance of Museums Magazine

2020 - SDWS Award Honorable Mention with “Lightness” Painting, Juror Julie Davis


2020 - Accepted Member of The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS online art gallery.


2020 - SDWS Award Juror Commendation for "Energy"


2020 - Selected for the Manhattan Art International "Her Story" 2020 - 2021 


2020 - Selected into the SDWS December Online Member Show "Solstice Shadow", juried by Vi Gassman


2020 - Selected for Art Comes Alive, Cincinnati City Ohio 

2020 - Selected for "The Spirit of Resilience" Winner of Consultation Award Manhattan Art 

2020 - AFG Art Book Selection

2019 - First Place Award at the San Diego Country Fair

2019 - Honorable Mention Award at San Diego Country Fair


2019 - Selected by Magazine Contest Publication at Circle Arts

2019 - Selected for finalist Award in Exhibit in the World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion

2019 - Spotlight 13 Contemporary Art Magazine

2019 - CFA Artist of the Year Award Certificate of Excellence


For the past few years, I've been focusing on exploring abstract and contemporary ideas. I explore the human condition in its most natural form and behavior. Rather than depicting humanity as the way we see it in pure reality, I demonstrate its inner emotion, intricacy, and how that plays a role in everyday life. I use abstraction and imagery that allude to human emotions. In these works, I emphasize a time when we have felt an innate need to leave our individual mark in this world. 

I paint with mixed media and a variety of materials -- from gold leaf, acrylic, to oils, cold wax, inks, and dry media. Through experimentation and having a dialogue with each painting, the story begins to unfold. Unspecified messages and illusionary dreamlike images emerge.

My approach to each piece I create is different. Inspiration comes from many places. Each mark and brush stroke leads to the next, creating unexpected surprises. Each painting has its own distinctive colors, marks, and compositional elements.

All of my works of art are one-of-a-kind and original. I use only the highest quality archival materials and technology available to ensure preservation and longevity.


As an art buyer you expect excellent customer service. In addition to available works for sale from my current inventory, I also accept customized orders on commission. Please inquire.

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