Artist Statement

As I hike and drive and walk in this world I see the frailty and permanence in nature. I feel the strength of the mountains, the forgiveness of the trees as they bow down to the wind and the fleeting moments of a butterfly’s life. I am fully alive in nature. No judgments placed upon me, just love, acceptance and a sense of true belonging. The trails and roads beckon and seduce me onto a journey never ending. I paint from the spirit of my joyous being. I paint with a sense of wonder.

Art for me is dancing with my brush, playing with the paint
and falling in love all over again.

About the Artist


Deb’s artworks are included in many private and corporate collections nation wide such as, Children’s Hospital Denver;Wheatridge Medical Center, Wheatridge, CO; Arapahoe Medical Center, Centennial, CO;Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Springs & Pueblo; Marriott Hotel Southeast Denver; IMS Productions, Colorado Springs, CO; McGraw Hill Publishing, Blacklick, OH; Memorial Hospital and Memorial Hospital North Colorado Springs, CO.; Abbott Labs, Buffalo Grove, IL; Worthington Inn, Worthington, OH; The Waldren Group, Yorba Linda, CA.; Colorado State University, and Columbus College of Art and Design. In March of 1999 Ceramics Monthly Magazine published a reproduction of one of Deb’s clay sculptures.

Deb is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. She went on to receive an MFA from Colorado State University.

Contact at (719)290-5541 or debkomitor@comcast.net

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SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013 Cottonwood On Tejon Gallery, Colorado Springs,CO
Tracy Miller Fine Art Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Progressive Studio Tour, Deb Komitor Studio, Colorado Springs, CO
2011    The Great Southwest Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
            Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, CO
2010    Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Manitou Springs, CO
2008    Sangre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
2007    Colorado Springs School, Colorado Springs, CO
            Commonwheel Art Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
2006   Cottonwood Gallery, Cottonwood Artist’s School, Colorado Springs, CO
            Calabash Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
2004    Commonwheel Art Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
2002     Garden of the Gods Trading Post Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
2001     Professors Art Gallery, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
2000     Craftwood Inn, Manitou Springs, CO
1999     Avenue Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
1998     The Lincoln Center Galleries, Ft. Collins, CO
1995     Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Cols., OH
             Show Of Hands, Cols., OH
1994     Franklin Park Conservatory, Cols., OH
1992     Elzay Gallery, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
1988     Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH
1987     The Ohio State University, Cols., OH
1984     Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Cols., OH
1983     Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
1980     Beaton Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Cols., OH

 SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 "Governors Invitational Art Show", Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland,CO
"Landscape Exhibit", Abend Gallery, Denver CO.
"All Gallery Show", Abend Gallery, Denver CO.
2013 " Bold New West", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
"Art Attack", Tri-Lakes Center For The Arts, Palmer Lake, CO
Colorado Sp rings Air Port
2012 "Mi nature Works Show, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
  “Landscapes Exhibit”, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
  “All Gallery Exhibit”, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
“Dia De Los Muertos”, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
'2012 Pikes Peak Studio Tour Pre Show”, Mardoz Gallery, Colorado Springs,CO
“2012 Pikes Peak Studio Tour', Colorado Springs,CO
2011  “Large Works Exhibit”, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
“Art Into Words” Cottonwood Center For the Arts” Colorado Springs, CO
“Landscapes Exhibit”, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
“All Gallery Exhibit”, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
“2011 Pikes Peak Studio Tour Pre Show”, Commonwheel Artists Gallery. Manitou Springs, CO
“Painted Journal - Around the World Survey, Abend Gallery, Denver CO
2010    “Miniature Exhibit”, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
“Art for Lands Sake”, Palmer Land Trust Invitational, Colorado Springs, CO
“Pikes Peak Studio Tour Pre Show”, Spittler Gallery, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs Airport Exhibit, Colorado Springs, CO
“Own Your Own”, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO
“Dia De Los Muertos”, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
“Lone Tree Art Exhibit”, Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, Lone Tree CO.
“Cuchara Hermosa Art Invitational”, Cuchara, CO
2009     “Lone Tree Art Exhibit”, Lone Tree, CO
“Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit”, Cottonwood Ctr. for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
2008     “Holiday Exhibit” Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs
  “Own Your Own”, Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
“Cuchara Hermosa Art Invitational”, Cuchara, CO
“Art for Lands Sake”, Palmer Land Trust Invitational, Colorado Springs, CO
“Women’s Art Show”, Old Pass Gallery, Raton, New Mexico
2007     “Art for Lands Sake”, Palmer Land Trust Invitational, Colorado Springs, CO
2006     “Icons”, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO|
“AKA”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at CO. Springs
“2004 First Quarter Art Exhibit”, Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, CO
2003  “Neo Geo”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at CO. Springs
“Colorado Artist Cu rated Showcase”, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
“Ceramic of the Region”, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2002     “Celebrate Colorado Artist”, Denver, CO. (also 2003)
“Carbon Based”, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
2001     “Own Your Own” Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO (also 1999 & 2000)
“Realities Shared”, Chaffee County Council on the Arts, Buena Vista, CO
2000     “Contemporary Colorado Ceramics”, Howell-Cole Gallery, Denver, CO
“The Tzedakah Box Invitation” Mizel Museum of Judaica, Denver, CO
1999     “Mentor and Muse” Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, CO
“Into The Looking Glass” Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
“Colorado Art Open” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
1998     "A Little Left Of Reality" The Warehouse Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
"Technicolor", Warehouse Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
1997     "1997 Colorado Art Open", Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
  "Form 97'", Business of Art Center Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
 "International Exhibition on Animals in Art", Louisiana State UN. Baton Rouge, LA
  "Masks", Thunderstruck Gallery, Old Colorado City, CO
"Art & Ecology: Look In Your Own Backyard", Columbus Museum of Art, Cols., OH
"Midwest Winter", Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
1996     "The Best of 96'", Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH. The Dorothy Uber Bryan
Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
"Chimerically Southern", Abstein Gallery, Atlanta, GA
 "All Ohio Exhibition", Pearl Conrad Art Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH
 "Art for Life", Columbus Museum of Art, Cols., OH

SELECTED COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver, CO
Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
Arapahoe Medical Center, Centennial, CO
Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO
Academy Bank, Colorado Springs
Wheatridge Medical Center, Wheatridge, CO
Children’s’ Hospital, Denver, CO
Marriott Hotel, Denver, CO
The Waldren Group, Yorba Linda, CA
IMS Productions, Colorado Springs, CO
Franklin Park Conservatory, Cols. OH
Compuware Corporation, Cols., OH
McGraw Hill Publishing, Blacklick, OH
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Cols., OH
Columbus College of Art and Design, Cols., OH
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

SELECTED RECENT BIBLIOGRAPHY

Akens, Kirsten, Independent: “Soar With Me” (exhibit Review reproductions), Nov. 20-26, 2008; Arnest, Mark, Gazette: "Komitor's Colorful World" (exhibition review), June 5, 1998 (reproductions); "State Fair Art Exhibit Unparalleled", (review) Aug. 29,1997; ''Small News'' (review) Dec. 15, 1996;Bradley,Jeff, The Denver Post:”Escapist Art”(exhibition review), July 17,1999.The Designer’s Sourcebook: 1999; (reproduction). The Guild.

Gilson, Nancy, The Columbus Dispatch; "Alumni, Faculty Exhibits to Showcase CCAD Talent" (exhibition review) Oct. 23, 1996 (reproduction). The Columbus Dispatch.

Hall, Jacqueline, the Columbus Dispatch: "Mountains Inspire Nocturnal Fantasies" (exhibition review) March 19, 1995 (reproduction). Independent, (reproduction), Dec. 4, 2003. Johnson, Katie, Gazette: “Making a Connection” (exhibition review), Aug. 4, 2000 (reproductions).

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 206 /No. 6 March 15, 1995 (cover reproduction); Jordan, Kenyon, Westside Pioneer, Vol. 3/ No. 40 Oct.12, 2006 “Artist Uses Words To Help With Father’s Death” reproduction).Vol.1/No. 44 Nov. 4, 2004 “Artists Invite Public...”,(reproduction); Leddy, Kim,

Columbus Alive: "Rocky Mountain High" (artist profile) Vol. 12/No.11 March 15, 1995. “Up Front”, (article), ­Ceramics Monthly, Volume 47, Number 3, March 1999. (Reproduction). Scott, Ryanne, Gazette/Slice: “Open Season” (reproduction), Dec. 3, 2003.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2010    “Juror’s Award”, Art for Lands Sake invitational”, Colorado Springs
2009    “First Place”, International Art Exhibit, Raton, NM.
“Honorable Mention”, Lone Tree Art Exhibition, Lone Tree, CO.
2008     “Honorable Mention”, Art for Land Sake Invitational, Colorado Springs, CO
1998     "Crabby Award", Art Calendar Magazine, Upper Fairmount, MD.
1997     "Form 97", Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO.
             KTSC TV Featured Artist, Art Auction 97', Pueblo, CO.   

1995     Greater Columbus Arts Council Business/Arts Partners, Cols., OH.
1983     "Creative Arts Symposium", Lory Gallery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
1982     Graduate Fellowship, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
1980     Outstanding Fine Artist Award, Columbus College of Art and Design, Cols., OH

EDUCATION

1983     Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. Masters of Fine Arts.
1980     Columbus College of Art and Design, Cols., OH. Bachelor of Fine Arts


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


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