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DEB ACHAK

B. 1968, Montclair, NJ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Culture and Sea,” Blink, Seattle

2018 “Culture and Sea,” Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle

2017 “New Works,”  Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle

2017 “Ebb and Flow,” Red Ticking, Seattle

ART FAIRS

2018 Seattle Art Fair, represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art

2017 Seattle Art Fair, represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Women Street Photographers,” Artspace Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Gulnara Samoilova

2018 “Travel:  Faces and Places,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Krista Rossow

2018 “World Water Day Photography Exhibition,” Seregno, Italy

2018 “Color Space Contemporary Photography,”  Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Juror: Todd Johnson

2018 “Humans,” New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York, NY, Juror: Crista Dix

2018 “Water,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Ann Jastrab

2018 Bridges Short Film Festival, Michael Schultheis: In the Studio, Stockholm, Sweden

2017 “The Decisive Moment,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Sam Abell

2017 Short Film, Michael Schulties: In the Studio, Winston Wachter Fine Art Seattle

2017 “Second Chances,” SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC, Juror: Danae Males

2017 “Artists for Progress,” Piranha Gallery, Seattle, WA, Curator: Jennifer Ament

2017 “Glass,” New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York, NY, Juror: Traer Scott

2017 “Color: The Visual Spectrum,” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Juror:  Todd Johnson

2017 “Summertime” (three photographs selected), A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Juror:  Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

2017 Online exhibition, “Fine Art Photography Awards,” conceptual and fine art categories, London, UK, Jurors: Tim Franco, Nadia Dias, Liza Van der Stock, Matilde Gattoni, Amélie Labourdette, Valery Klamm and Pierre Abensur   

2017 “Liquid,” New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York, NY, Juror:  Debra Klomp Ching

2017 “Intimate Portraits,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Joyce Tenneson

2017 Online exhibition, “The Mind’s Eye.  All About Photo,” Merit Gallery, Jurors:  Beatrice Chassepot, Julien Chatelin, James Dooley, Susan Dooley, Eileen Gittins, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Ann Jastrab, Aline Smithson, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss.

2017 “Open Juried Exhibition,” Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, Juror: Karen Haas

2016 The Magic of a Second, Seattle International Film Festival

2016 Short Film, Tracy Rocca: In the Studio, Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle

2016 “Portraiture,” Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Juror:  Kelli Pennington

2016 “Home,” Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, NM, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Nancy  Baron, Olivier Laurent, and Reid Callanan

2016 “Portal,” SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC, Juror: Lori Vrba

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Santa FE Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, NM

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle

AWARDS AND HONORS  

WINNING PHOTO, “Women Street Photographers Inaugural Exhibition,” Artspace Gallery, New York, NY, 2018, Juror: Gulnara Samoilova

SECOND PRIZE, “Humans,” New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York, NY, 2018, Juror:  Crista Dix

FINALIST, “Fine Art Photography Awards” (conceptual and fine art categories), London, UK, 2017

JUROR SELECTION (two submissions) and Honorable Mention, “Liquid,” New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York, NY, 2017

FINALIST, “Open Juried Exhibition,” Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, 2017

MERIT GALLERY WINNER, “The Mind’s Eye,” All About Photo, 2017

WINNING FILM, The Magic of a Second, Seattle International Film Festival, 2016

SECOND PRIZE, “Home,” Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, 2016  

BIBLIOGRAPHY (*Reviews)  

“Deb Achak’s Swimmer’s-eye View,” Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, February 2019, http://www.seattlechannel.org/ArtZone/segments?videoid=x102410

“Inside a Strikingly Modern Tudor Home in Seattle,” MyDomaine Magazine, December 2018, https://www.mydomaine.com/modern-home-tour-seattle

“Seductive Doom,” Real Life Magazine, June 2018. https://reallifemag.com/seductive-doom/

“The Queue,” City Arts Magazine, June 2018. https://www.cityartsmagazine.com/the-queue/

*  “Thirteen things to do in Seattle,” Crosscut Magazine, May 2018. https://crosscut.com/2018/05/13-things-do-seattle

*  “Nancy Guppy shares a weekend full of entertainment options,” New Day Northwest, May 2018.https://www.king5.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/nancy-guppy-shares-a-weekend-full-of-entertainment-options-new-day-nw/281-8131750

“Inside a Medina, Washington Home,” Elle Decor, January 2018. https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/house-interiors/a15873546/medina-washington-house-tour/

Cover Photograph, Luxe Interiors and Design, Nov/Dec 2017. https://winstonwachter-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017_Achak_LuxeCover.pdf

“A Designer’s Capitol Hill Seattle Home,” Apartment Therapy, October 2017. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-a-designers-capitol-hill-seattle-home-244625

“This Photographer Transformed Her Attic Into an Office,” Domino Magazine, August 2017. https://www.domino.com/content/converted-attic-office/

“She Told Us To Trust Our Intuition, by Deb Achak,” Fraction Magazine, Issue 99, June 2017. http://www.fractionmagazine.com/deb-achak

“Photo of the Day,” Don’t Take Pictures, April 2017. http://www.donttakepictures.com/photo-of-the-day/2017/4/9/deb-achak?rq=deb%20achak

“PHOTO AWARD:  All About Photo Awards 2017,” be-Art Magazine, April 2017. https://beartmagazine.com/photo-award-photo-awards-2017/

“The 2017 All About Photo Award Winners,” Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily, April 2017. http://lenscratch.com/2017/04/all-about-photo/

“The Mind’s Eye,” All About Photo, March 2017.  https://www.all-about-photo.com/all-about-photo-awards-2017-winners.php

PODCAST INTERVIEW

White Cube/Black Coffee: Ep. 1 - Deb Achak. Podcast interview by Sofya Belinskaya. 2018.

https://soundcloud.com/whitecubeblackcoffee/white-cube-black-coffee-ep1-deb-achak

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, MSW

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, BA



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