Deborah Czeresko’s work originates from personal experience influenced by the complexities of modern day political and social ideas. Her thematic approach addresses the gendering of occupations and art through the lens of a mythical female maestro.
A New York City-based artist, fabricator, and lighting designer, Czeresko uses a range of approaches and techniques in her work including hot glass sculpting, performance, and collaboration. She began working with glass at UrbanGlass in 1987 after earning a BA in psychology from Rutgers University. In 1992, she earned a graduate degree in studio art at Tulane University, New Orleans. Since then, she has been a glassblowing instructor and visiting artist at many universities and schools throughout the United States and in Europe, most recently at Tyler School of Arts in Philadelphia, College of Creative Studies in Detroit and LUCA School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium.