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Deborah Mesa-Pelly

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Photography

Deborah Mesa-Pelly was born in Havana, Cuba and came to New York as a young child. Solo shows have been organized at Honey Ramka Gallery, New York, Lombard Fried Gallery, New York, Centro de Fotografia, Salamanca, Spain and Forefront Gallery at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, PS. 1- Museum of Modern Art, New York, Galerie Anne Villepoix, Paris, France, and Lombard Fried Fine Arts, New York.

Representative Courses

Lens and Time

Photography II: Darkroom to Digital


Telling Secrets: Codes, Captions and Conundrums in Contemporary Art,» Art

“The Photograph as Contemporary Art,” Thames & Hudson Publishers, Cotton, Charlotte

Desiring Machines: Hans Bellmer and Surrealist Strategies in Contemporary Photography, (Catalog) Dorsky Gallery, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Imago Monograph, “Deborah Mesa-Pelly,” Centro de Fotographia, Salamanca, Spain, with essay’s by Roxana Marcoci