Deborah Cornell is an installation artist who works in printmaking, sculpture, and virtual reality. International solo exhibitions include Acqua Alta, in Buenos Aires, Species Boundaries in Venice, The Sleep of Reason in Iceland, and Requiem Canticles in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Her collaborative virtual reality environments have been presented electronically worldwide, originating at the Super Computing Global Conference in Denver and at Internet II, and also nationally at the University of New Mexico, Ohio State University and Virginia Commonwealth University over the High Speed Access Grid. Her recent virtual work Tracer was choreographed and presented at the Huntington Theatre Boston in 2005. The collaborative virtual environment work Linea Australis was documented in The Electronic Canvas, a history of video produced by Creative Television and the DeCordova Museum and aired over PBS.
She recently organized an exhibition and panel, Unexpected Consequences, presented at the University of Madison in 2006. Other group exhibitions have included Digital 06 at the New York Hall of Science, Potenti Impressioni in Washington DC, Photo Image: Prints from 60s to 90s, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Global Matrix at Purdue University, and Fifty Treasures at the Boston Public Library, as well as exhibitions in New York, Texas, New Orleans, Chicago, Bulgaria, China, UK, Poland and Finland.
Her work has been supported by the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, the Ford Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Deya Mallorca Archaeological Foundation, among others. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Australian National Collection, Hangshau Academy, China, Purdue University Museums, Boston Public Library, IBM Corporation, Mellon Bank, Fidelity Management, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and many other public and private collections. Deborah Cornell is an Associate Professor and Head of Printmaking at Boston University College of Fine Arts.