Carlson collects castaway materials and found objects and re-defines their character through her work. Her artistic sensibility is stemmed from the notion of transformation, interconnection, and adaption. Through the simple yet laborious process of binding, pulling, and stitching, she reveals the unforeseen interconnectivity between common materials and objects. Her work is adaptable and evokes infinite possibilities of association and interpretation for the viewer.
Debbie Carlson is an Orange County-based mixed media installation artist and sculptor. She is a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant. Carlson received her MFA from California State University Long Beach in 2014 and currently teaches beginning Jewelry/Metal Fabrication and 3-D Foundation Design at Pasadena City College. She has exhibited in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, and Arizona. She was awarded Second Prize for the 30th Annual Made In California Juried Exhibition and won the Mayor’s Choice Award for the 32nd Annual Made In California Juried Exhibition. Carlson had also been featured in Art and Cake, ARTILLERY, Diversions LA, OC Weekly and Orange County Register.