DebiLynn Fendley is an artist specializing in printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. She holds graduate degrees in art and English as well as an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Vermont. She works as both a documentarian and a conceptual realist, drawing her models and inspiration from the various subcultures within which she works.
Artist Statement: My work comes from the premise that I can — and do — use my art as a means of social and spiritual exploration. I work with cultural subgroups, and the process of forming bonds with them and of listening to their stories and ideas is as much a part of my art as the end product. The work I produce — prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs — is a direct result of the way the interaction with my models change me as a person, either strengthening my ideas or altering them altogether.