Deborah Remington (b. 1930, Haddonfield, NJ, d. 2010, Moorestown, NJ) was an influential painter who began her career in San Francisco as a student of Clyfford Still. She permanently relocated to New York in 1965. Her work underwent various evolutions – she transitioned from an Abstract Expressionist form to a unique hard edge aesthetic that brought her much recognition in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, she returned to a looser, gestural paint application that she maintained through the end of her life.
Her work has been collected by institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Centre National des Arts Plastiques; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Carnegie Museum of Art; and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among dozens of other museums. During her lifetime Remington exhibited at prestigious galleries such as the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco, the Bykert Gallery in New York and Galerie Darthea Speyer in Paris. In 1983 a twenty-year retrospective curated by Paul Schimmel opened at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art) in Southern California, traveling to the Oakland Museum of California.
More recently, Remington’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Bortolami, New York (2021), Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York (2021), Kimmerich Galerie, Berlin (2018), and Wallspace Gallery, New York (2015), among others. In 2016, Remington was included in the landmark exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism, at the Denver Art Museum, which subsequently traveled to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina and the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California. Remington’s work has been included in other recent group exhibitions at the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany (2022); Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria (2022); Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (2022); David Nolan Gallery, New York (2021), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,Utah (2015); San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (2010), among others. Remington was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. The first monograph on the artist is scheduled for release in 2024, published by Rizzoli.