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Debra Van Tuinen


About the Artists:

Debra Van Tuinen uses the encaustic medium to explore a variety of abstracted landscape forms inspired by western North America. These richly colored works achieve luminosity through their varying surface textures and elegant abstract forms.




Master of Fine Art: University of WA, Seattle, WA
Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England
Bachelor of Fine Art: Hope College, Holland, MI



2015   Christine Klassen Gallery - Calgary, AB

2014   Butters Gallery - Portland OR

2013   Christine Klassen Gallery - Calgary, AB

2013   New Art Center - NYC NY

2013   Petley Jones Gallery - Vancouver BC

2012 Butters Gallery Portland, OR
2010 Van Tuinen Art Gallery, Olympia, WA
2009 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Artworks, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Summit Fine Art, Banff, Canada
2008 Artworks, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2007 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Summit Fine Art, Banff, Canada
2007 Artworks, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2005 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle WA
2004 Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada
2003 Artworks, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2003 Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2002 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2000 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1994 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1992 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1990 Phillip Brock Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Paccar Corp, Bellevue, WA
1988 Marianne Partlow Gallery, Olympia, WA
1986 Pacific NW Bell, Seattle, WA
1984 Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA
1980 Hope College, Holland, MI
1979 Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI
1978 Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI
1977 Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI


2015 Oehme Graphics Cincinnati Print Show, NYC Print Show
2015   Oehme Graphics - Boston Print Show, Washington DC
2015  "Light", Butters Gallery - Portland OR
2015  Petley Jones Gallery- Vancouver BC
2014 Chase Edward Gallery Bridgehampton, NY
2014  Butters Gallery - Portland OR
2014  Christie Klassen Gallery - Calgary Canada
2013 Petley Jones - Vancouver BC

2012 LA Affordable Art Show - January
2012  Weiss Gallery - Calgary, Canada
2011 Projects Gallery - Philadelphia, PE
2011  Petley Jones Gallery - Vancouver BC
2011  Elevations Gallery - Canmore AB
2010 Broadway Gallery - New York City, NY
2010  Miami Basel Show - Nina Torres Gallery - Miami, FL
2010  LA Art Seen - Los Angles, CA
2009 Miami Red Dot Show (Butters Gallery)
2009  Artprize - Grand Rapids, MI ( top 75 )
2009  Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2008 Butters Gallery – Portland, OR
2008  Miami Red Dot
2007 Art Works Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2006 AAF – New York City, NY
2005 AAF – New York City, NY
2005  Florence Biennale – Florence, ITALY
2004  Palm Springs International – Palm Springs, CA
2004  Gallery Ochi – Sun Valley, ID
2003 Elizabeth Doyle Gallery – Maui, HI
2000 Art 21 International Show – Las Vegas, NV

1999    Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
1999    Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1999    Artist Trust Auction, Seattle, WA
1998     Agart World Print Exhibition, Bled, Slovenia
1998    Karen Ruhlen Gallery 101 Cup Show, Sante Fe, NM
1998    Gallery Oscar, Sun Valley, ID
1998    Facet Fine Arts Center, Taos, NM
1998    Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1998    Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998    Ventana Gallery (Card Show), Santa Fe, NM
1998    Artist Trust Auction, Seattle, WA
1997    SITE Santa Fe Monothon 11; Santa Fe, New Mexico
1997    Artist Trust Auction, Seattle, WA
1996   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1996   Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996   Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, WA
1996   Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
1995    Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1995   Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
1994    Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1994   Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
1994   Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, WA
1994   Allied Arts, Seattle, WA
1994    Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
1993    Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1993     Washinton Center, Olympia, WA
1993   Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
1992    Capital Museum, Olympia, WA
1993   Washington Center, Olympia, WA
1993   Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
1991    Washington Center, Olympia, WA
1990    Phillip Brock Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1990    van Stratten Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990    Capital Museum, Olympia, WA
1988    van Stratten Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988    Junior League, Seattle, WA
1987    Centrum Print Show, Seattle, WA
1987    van Stratten Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987    Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, WA
1987    City Club, Seattle, WA
1986    Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986    van Stratten Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986    Stone Press Gallery, Seattle, WA
1986    Washington State Pavilion Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia
1983    Northwest Print Council, Portland, OR
1983    Design Center, Seattle, WA





USA State Dept.: Ten International Offices
Imperial Bank of Canada: Chicago Offices
Kanda Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Private Collections
Tokai Carbon U.S.A., Inc.
Matsushita (DENKO) Electronic Materials
Nordstrom, Seattle and Bellevue, WA
Gannet News, The Olympian, Olympia, WA
Paccar Corp., Bellevue, WA
U.S. West, Seattle and Olympia, WA
First Federal Bank of Detroit
City of Olympia,WA: 1% for Art in Public Places
Mitsubishi, Portland, OR
Seafirst Bank, Olympia, WA
Kaiser Medical, Portland, OR
Tektronix, Inc., Wilsonville, OR
Heritage Bank, Olympia, WA
Security Pacific Bank, Seattle and Olympia, WA
Association of Northwest Gas Utilities, Portland, OR
Burlington Northern, Seattle, WA
Steelcase Corporation: Chicago, Atlanta, Grand Rapids
American Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Westinghouse Corporation
Kansas State University
Hope College
Lusing, Huizenga and Williams, Attorneys at Law: Chicago
Grand Rapids Art Museum and City Hall
Northwest Design Group, Seattle, WA
Harper and Associates: Bellevue, WA
Miller-Johnson, Attorneys at Law: Grand Rapids, MI
Educators Finance, Bellevue, WA
Sheltered Financial Services Corporation, Bellevue, WA
Richard Hansen, Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA
Lynch Law Office, Olympia, WA
Swanson Parr Cordes Younglove Peeples & Wyckoff, Olympia, WA
Law Offices of Kevin R. Lyon, P. S., Olympia, WA


100 NW Artists Book Schiffer Press December 2013
Artwit NYC Online Magazine April 2012
NY Arts Magazine Summer 2010
The Rocky Mountain Outlook May 2008
The Oregonian February 2007
Bienalle Internationale Dell' Arte Contemporanea, Quinta Edizona 2005
Home and Garden Fall 2005
The Portland Mercury April 2002
Dream House Western Canada Magazine 2004
The Magazine Sante Fe, New Mexico 1998



1985-86    Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
1979-81    Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1978    City High School (for exceptional students), Grand Rapids, MI
1978    Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
1978    Grand Valley State College, Visiting Artist (spring)
1977    Keiwa Gauken High School, Niigata, Japan
1972-73    Hope College, Printmaking Department, Holland, MI

Classes Taught: printmaking, including etching, woodblock, litho, drypoint, mezzotint, engraving, screen; photo; color theory; life drawing; creative advertising design; and 2D Design.
Supervised student theses, developed print department and designed print studio at Kendall College.




1996    Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts (POSSCA) underwritten by Seattle First National Bank
1996   Commissioner, Olympia Arts Commission
1995   One Percent for the Arts Recipient, Olympia, WA
1994   Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts (POSSCA) underwritten by Heritage Bank
1994   Swedish Hospital Auction, Donated by Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1993   Collaboration with Dale Chihuly on etchings prepared for the Seattle Opera
1992   Collaborative show at the WA Center for the Performing Arts
1990 ,1992    Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts underwritten by Heritage Bank





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