Department of Art


Debra A. Davis
Director, School of Visual & Performing Arts

Professor of New Media
New Media - Digital Art - Photography

Davis Traveling Notations

Travelling Notations: Traversing Paths No.1, oil on canvas
48" X 36"

Debra A. Davis (Deb) is Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Toledo. She received her Photography MFA in 1991, from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MS Ed, in Instructional Technology, Media Production from Northern Illinois University in 1984.

She exhibits photographically-based or derived artworks, both nationally and internationally. Her most recent international exhibit was in collaboration with Michael Petry, titled “Golden Rain.” Davis’ work titled “essence,” was incorporated into Petry’s “On the Edge,” at the Eigeroya lighthouse in Egersundin, Norway. The work is in the collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Recently, Davis’ work titled “Deposed Provost,” was included in the Simply exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, and she participated in a Women’s Studio Workshop, Mapping Our Lives in Dystopian Times in Findhorn, Scotland.

She has received various awards throughout her career for her photographic works. Davis also served as the principal investigator and was a recipient of numerous grants associated with the Cultural Domestication - Instinctual Desire international art project.

M.F.A. Art - Photography
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Instructional Technology
Media Production
Northern Illinois University

B.A. Art Studio
Northern Illinois University

Suite 1200
Room 1080
Sullivan Hall
UT Main Campus

VA 2040
Center for the Visual Arts
Personal Web Site

CDID: An Exhibition of Contemporary Czech Art

Last Updated: 3/6/18