Debra Hand

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  • Debra
  • Hand
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Multimedia, Painter-Oil, Sculptor
  • MS: Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering, Evanston, Illinois
  • Array
  • President Barack Obama

    DuSable Museum, Chicago, Illinois

    Chicago Park District, Chicago, Illinois

    Magic Johnson

    Richard Hunt

    Dr. Winnie Mandela

    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    Spike Lee

    Oprah Winfrey

    Former Astronaut - Dr. Mae Jemison

    Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett

    Harry Belafonte

    Stedman Graham

    Christopher Kennedy (son of RFK)

    Smokey Robinson

    Dominique Wilkins

    Magic Johnson

    Gabby Douglas

    Linda Johnson-Rice

    Congressman Bobby Rush

    LL Cool J


    Rachel Robinson ( wife of the late baseball legend, Jackie Robinson)

    Anna Roosevelt (grand-daughter of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt)

    Natalie Cole

    Merri Dee

    Dwyane Wade & Gabriel Union

    Frank Clark

    James Reynolds, Sr.

    Melody Spann - Cooper

    Eugene Morris

    Deloris Jordan

    Abe Thompson

    Les Coney

    Barbara Bates

    Cheryl Burton

    Theresa Hooks

  • Parker, Daniel Texidore. African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond. featured by Harry Porterfield in his news segment Someone You Should Know featured in the Emmy winning documentary Curators of Culture produced by Rita Coburn Whack
  • 2013: BC exhibition, Best of Show in sculpture, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois

    Russell Simmons "Next Great Artist - National Search" in partnership with the Bombay Sapphire Artisan's Series

    voted "Artist of the Year" by the African-American Arts Alliance

    named as one of the Chicago Defender's  Top 50 Women of Excellence

    Dr. Margaret Burroughs Award from the South Side Community Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • A subject-matter expert in both digital and fiber optics transmission systems before becoming a full-time artist.
  • She was discovered by Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the legendary artist and DuSable Museum founder, who personally arranged for Hand's first public exhibit.