Debora Alanna

From mid-March to early April, drawing with a ball-point pen on paper has resulted in a series of 30 cm x 35 cm works that portray isolation and lockdown thoughts and feelings. The works range from outdoor transfiguration and abstractions that intimate isolation, consideration of what connection is and does and how inaccessibility to normalcy impacts the human condition.

Debora Alanna, Branching Roots _ Rooting Branches (March 30th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Inflamed (April 1st, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Know (March 25th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Complexity of Branching Out (April 3th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Knots (April 2nd, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Do (March 25th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Adaptation (April 8th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

Debora Alanna, Tacit Knowledge Blooms (April 10th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm.

Debora Alanna, Unravel (March 25th, 2020), ball point pen on paper, 30 cm x 35 cm. 

About the Artist

Debora Alanna graduated from Ontario College of Art in Experimental Art (1983). Previously a West Coast artist, Debora lives and works in Montreal Quebec. She will achieve her BFA from Concordia in 2021. 

Debora’s current focus is Virtual Reality (VR). Co-founder of the Ora4art collective, she collaboratively creates VR psychogeographies as liminal VR narratives. 

Intermedia: laser scanning, microscopic imagery manipulation, stereolithography as virtual VR objects; poetics; soundscapes.

Her solo exhibitions have been held in Iceland, Kazakhstan, Italy, France, India, and Canada. 

Collective / collaborative work incudes: Ora4art (co-founder) (2018-present); Craig’s Stroke: recordings published by Infrequency Editions (Canada) / Elsewhere, (USA) (2019); Ný Vor / New Spring (2015-2017), Montreal / Iceland.

Residencies: Turkey (2021); Iceland (2017, 2016, 2013); Studio 303, Montreal (2017); Kazakhstan (2008); Spain (2008); Italy, France (2007); Trois Rivières, Quebec (2006) and India (1996, 1997). 

Funding: Concordia University: Travel Grant (2020); CCSL, FASA, CUAlumni, CUSGP (2018-2019); Canada Council, CALQ (2016-2017); Canadian Embassy, Kazakhstan (2008); Canadian Consulate, India (1996).

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