Debbie Korbel is an artist whose creativity has been applied to various media including painting and sculpture as well as writing television scripts, short stories and song lyrics. Her sculptures have been exhibited and collected internationally and appeared in movie and television shows.
She is thrilled to include Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, as one of her collectors. In 2019 she won first place in The Modern Male Show at Bowersock Gallery. In 2013, her work received awards in the Spring and Winter issues of Creative Quarterly Magazine.
She has been the subject of newspaper and magazine articles, including the following newspapers: The Pasadena Independent, The Monrovia Weekly, and The Arcadia Weekly. She has also been featured in the October 2018 issue of Beautiful Bizarre magazine, Diversions LA magazine and the July 2019 American Art Collector Magazine and Western Art & Architecture Magazine.
In 2021 her work was included in the May issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and the June edition of Southwest Art Magazine.
Also, in 2018, she won a coveted spot in a global open call, exhibiting in a public art program run by The Garment District Alliance of New York City. Her art was featured on a banner in Times Square. In 2019, she was awarded 2nd place out of over 1900 entries in the Crocker Kingsley Museum Annual exhibition.
In 2020, she presented her work in a solo exhibition, "The Sum of Its Parts" at MOAH (Museum of Art & History) in Lancaster, CA. In 2021 she curated a national call for art for the exhibit "That's Effin' Funny." Also, in 2021 her work was recognized with the "Outstanding Sculpture Award" in the highly competitive American Women Artists national competition.
I make art because it is fun. You might say, "So do six-year-olds," and then I might say, "I know you are, but what am I?" And then we might both stick our tongues out-- anyway you get the idea.
Or maybe, making art is a bit of a compulsion, channeled in a somewhat healthier behavior than excessive handwashing or collecting a giant ball of string. Or perhaps it is like an instinctual drive. Food. Sex. Art.
Anyway, luckily I became a sculptor, and not a drug addict or a career criminal.