Deborah Stratman

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker who explores landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to the relationship between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land. Her recent projects question elemental historical narratives about freedom, expansionism, sonic warfare and paranormal occurrences in the information age. Stratman works in multiple media, including public sculpture, photography, drawing and audio. Her work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and shown at The Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Hammer Museum and many international film festivals, including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pythagoras Film

Awards and Accomplishments

2014:  

Stratman receives a 2014 Herb Alpert Award

2014:  

Stratman wins a 2014 Herb Alpert Award 

2012:  

Stratman has solo show Tactical Uses of a Belief in the Unseen 2 at Mercer Union, Toronto

2012:  

Stratman premieres of the video The Name is not the Thing named at Locarno Film Festival, Italy

2012:  

Stratman premieres Village, silenced at Rotterdam International Film Festival

2012:  

Stratman has solo exhibition The Name is not the Thing named at iceberg Gallery in Chicago

2012:  

Stratman receives Special Mention at Les Rencontres Cinematographiques, Cerebre, France for the film O'er the Land

2012:  

Stratman receives Hallwalls Artist-in-Residence Project award to research and realize Sinkholes in Buffalo, NY

2012:  

Stratman has film retrospective at Anthology Film Archives in New York

2012:  

Stratman completes commission Polygonal Address System, a temporary public floating sonic sculpture, commissioned as part of 5x5 in Washington, DC, in collaboration with fellow Creative Capital grantee Steven Badgett

2012:  

Stratman completes site-specific sonic sculpture Range Trumpet, permanently installed at the CLUI's Desert Research Station in Hinkley, CA, in collaboration with fellow Creative Capital grantee Steven Badgett

2012:  

Stratman completes site-specific sonic sculpture Desert Resonator in the Mojave desert, CA, permanently installed at the CLUI's Desert Research Station

2011:  

Stratman receives 2011 Harpo Foundation Grant

2011:  

Stratman has solo show FEAR at Tiny Park Gallery in Austin, TX

2011:  

Stratman completes site specific sculptural/installation works Augural Pair, commissioned by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon Territory, in collaboration with fellow Creative Capital grantee Steven Badgett