Featuring the Artworks of Debra Lott & Melissa Hall
Debra Lott is a South Florida native currently living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work includes figurative drawings and paintings that focus on women and body image. She received a BA in Art Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MAT in Art with a Specialization in Painting from Florida Atlantic University. She studied privately in South Florida under Graham Ingles, illustrator and famed EC comic artist.
Debra Lott uses the female form to explore contemporary issues in art. Her large scale expressive paintings reflect upon the human experience, specifically about women adjusting and coping with contemporary challenges. Her works transcends ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and age.
Lott’s work has been featured in regional, national and international exhibitions at venues such as: the National Women’s Caucus for the Arts at Kniznick Gallery in Brandeis University, Boston, the St Louis National Caucus for the Arts in Missouri, the 54thand 55th Mid States Art Exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Arts, IN, the Art at the X National Juried Exhibition, Xavier University, Cincinnati, the Chautauqua National Exhibition, Eastern Kentucky University, and the International Drawing Annual 5 Exhibition in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Recently, her work was adjudicated into “Demographically Speaking”, a Figurative Exhibition, Lexington Art League, KY, January - February, 2017 and she was a featured artist in a duo exhibition at the Living Arts and Science Center March- April 2018, Lexington, KY.
A recipient of many awards and honors, Lott received The Kentucky Foundation for Women 2007, 2008 and 2016 Artist Enrichment Grants, the Multicultural Expressions of Faith, Award of Excellence, Xavier University, Cincinnati and the 2016 Figurative Artist of the Year Award, at Art Comes Alive 2016, Cincinnati, OH.
As a member of Pyro Gallery in Louisville, KY, Lott has been the featured or solo artist in six major exhibits.
Melissa T. Hall is an award-winning artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. Feeling something was missing after starting a career in computer science, she returned to school in Florida to study studio art and photography.
The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in the way she approaches her imagery. Returning to Kentucky after 10 years of living in Florida, altered not only Melissa’s environment but also her muse. Her pieces are a combination of her conceptual photography with encaustic processes and oil paint. Melissa’s work has been exhibited nationally and can be found in private and institutional collections.