Deborah Moss is a multidisciplinary artist based in Rodney, North Auckland whose current work is primarily focused on her vision of the natural world interpreted through an abstract expressionist style.
An avid observer and prolific photographer, she draws upon a vast catalogue of visual notes and memories to create her work. A lover of colour, materials and process, Deborah uses a range of media to create paintings, collages, sculpture and object art.
Although she typically begins with a point of enquiry and research prior to commencing work, space is allowed for intuitive, gestural marks to play alongside more deliberate symbolic elements which form part of her visual vocabulary. External subjects frequently collide with emotional and psychological explorations to become "interiorscapes" on her chosen medium.
The artist and writer completed a BA in English and Sociology at the University of Auckland and a MA (Hons) degree in Sociology and was a former journalist and director of a Fine Art gallery in Auckland.
She has exhibited throughout New Zealand and her works are held in private collections nationally and internationally in the United States, Singapore, England and Australia.
Finalist - Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award, ArtsPost/Waikato Museum 2016
(wo)manpower - Interviews with 10 New Zealand women who are leading creative lives, following their dreams and inspiring others every day. Zine edited by ZR Southcombe, First edition November 2015.
Māori Television - Interview on Māori News January 20, 2016 discussing sculpture in the Under Kaipara Skies 2016 sculpture exhibition featuring NZ and international artists at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Auckland.
Artist Interview, Quirky Fox Gallery, Hawera (Taranaki), September 2016.
Guest blogger Parkin Drawing Prize website, April 17, 2017.