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Debra Broz

Debra Broz is an artist, small business owner and arts advocate. She discovered her love for the arts while growing up in rural central Missouri. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maryville University - St. Louis she moved to Austin, Texas where she worked as an artist and ceramics restorer and began her involvement with non-profit arts. From 2007-2013 she was Gallery and Studio Director at Pump Project Art Complex and Co-Director of a local non-profit art publication. In late 2013 Debra moved to Los Angeles where she continues to work as an artist and run her ceramics restoration business, Science of Art Restoration. She stays involved with the non-profit community through working with organizations like the Community Arts Partnership at CalArts and at the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI). At CCI, she has facilitated multiple sessions of the Business of Art workshop series, and has created, facilitated and taught tailored iterations of the Business of Art curriculum for CalArts, the School of Arts and Enterprise and Career Transitions for Dancers. She is also managing the update to CCI’s publication, The Business of Art. In 2018, she joined artist-run space and curatorial collective Monte Vista Projects, where she is Co-Director, and in 2019 she began curating small shows in her studio closet under the name Nonsense Projects. Debra’s artwork has been featured in Frankie magazine, This Is Colossal, Ceramics Monthly, American Craft and the Huffington Post.