Deborah Stratman


MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Live Action Film and Video
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Filmmaking, Sound, Painting



929 West Harrison Street, 106 Jefferson Hall

Deborah Stratman is an artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land.  Most recently, they have questioned elemental historical narratives about faith, freedom, levitation, expansionism, surveillance and sinkholes.  Stratman works in multiple mediums, including sculpture, photography, installation, drawing and audio.  She has exhibited internationally at venues including MoMA NY, Centre Georges Pompidou, Hammer Museum, the Whitney Biennial, Witte de With, Walker Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and has done site-specific projects with venues including the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Temporary Services, Hallwalls (Buffalo), Mercer Union (Toronto) and Ballroom Gallery (Marfa).  Stratman’s films have been featured at numerous international festivals including Sundance, Rotterdam, the Viennale, Full Frame, Ann Arbor, True/False, CPH:DOX and Oberhausen. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, an Alpert Award and grants from Creative Capital, Graham Foundation, Harpo Foundation and the Wexner Center. 

Courses Taught

ART502 Seminar in Contemporary Theory: Manifestos and the Moral Imagination (Spring 2013)
ART276 Audio Aesthetics (Spring 2013)
ART371 Topics in Film: Considering the Interval (Fall 2012)
ART362 Documentary Media: Experiments in Living (Fall 2012)
ART276 Sonic Spaces: Experiments with Sound as Landscapes for People (Spring 2009)
ART502 Seminar in Contemporary Theory: The Aesthetics of Mobility (Spring 2008)