This award is generously supported by the Collins Family Foundation. _
Chicago-based artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman makes work that investigates issues of power, control and belief, exploring how places, ideas, and society are intertwined. Recent projects have addressed freedom, surveillance, sinkholes, comets, exodus and faith. She has exhibited widely at venues including MoMA NY, Centre Pompidou, Hammer Museum, Mercer Union, Witte de With, the Whitney Biennial and festivals including Sundance, Viennale, CPH/DOX, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, Full Frame and Rotterdam. Stratman is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, a Creative Capital grant and an Alpert Award. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Portrait photo by Jason Creps.
Film still: “O’er the Land”, 2009
Installation documentation: “The Swallows”, sinkhole model detail, 2014