Deborah Stratman


Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based 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 freedom, expansionism, sonic warfare and paranormal occurrences in the information age. Stratman works in multiple mediums, including sculpture, photography, drawing and audio. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum and many international film festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and she teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stratman will be in residence at the Center for Land Use Interpretations (CLUI) Gulf Coast field office on the Buffalo Bayou, established during a previous Mitchell Center residency.

Related Events:

May 21, 2011 – TexHex
Apr 29, 2011 – Artist Talk with Deborah Stratman
Fall 2009 – Center for Land Use Interpretation: Texas Oil