Debbie Long's sculptural work takes objects the artist collects where she lives and works—castoffs like car hood ornaments, Bic lighters, and trailer hitches—and reanimates these objects using materials that harness light. The results are sculptures and built environments in glass, crystal, wax, and other light interactive materials.
Debbie Long has recently exhibited her work at Gallery 128 Lower East Side in New York City, NY; Cinemaland Chinatown in Los Angeles, CA; Boston University's Sherman Gallery in Boston, MA; and The Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM. Long received grants to attend Pilchuck Glass School in 2004, a Creative Capital Foundation workshop in 2006, and was recently invited to speak about her work as part of SITE Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts' Dialogue 360 lecture series. Long worked as studio assistant to Ken Price from 2006-2012. Before establishing her current studio in Taos, New Mexico in 2000, Long split her time between Taos and Los Angeles.