Skip to main content

Friedman, Debra 1955-

FRIEDMAN, Debra 1955-


Born July 19, 1955. Education: Attended York University, Toronto, 1974-76, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1977, and Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 1978; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, B.F.A., 1981; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A., 1985.


Home 18 Langford Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4J 3E3.


Art photographer, 1980. Exhibitions: MIT Creative Photography Lab, 1980; Idee Gallery, Toronto, 1983, 1985, and 1988; SE Centre for Photographic Studies, Daytona, FL, 1984; Toronto Photographers Workshop, 1985; Cincinnati Academy of Art, 1985; Illinois Development Finance Authority Building, 1985; UCLA Art Department, 1986; Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario, 1988; Zwiazek Polskich Artystow Fotografikow, Krakow, Poland, 1989; Artichok, Oss Netherlands, 1990; Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1990, Jane Corkin Gallery, 1990; Toronto Image Works, 1992; Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, 1995; Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, 1996; The Photo Passage, Toronto, 1999; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, 2000; York Quay Centre, Toronto, 2001; Luft Gallery, Toronto, 2002; Pikto Gallery, Toronto, 2003. Work is permanently collected by City of Toronto Archives, Polaroid Corporation, Pende Fine Arts, Canada Council Art Bank, Illinois State Art Museum, and Art Institute of Chicago, as well as private and corporate collections.

Awards, Honors

Grants from Ontario Arts Council, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1996, 1998, and 2000; grants from Polaroid Corp., 1985, 1986, and 1993; State of Illinois Art Gallery purchase award, 1985; Artichok Festival grant, 1989; residency fellowship, Hambidge Centre, 1993.


Picture This: Fun Photography and Crafts, Kids Can Press, 2003.

Creator of brochures and posters for corporate and civic clients, including United Steelworkers of America, Jobs Ontario Training Fund, and Ontario Women's Directorate.*

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Friedman, Debra 1955-." Something About the Author. . 23 Feb. 2019 <>.

"Friedman, Debra 1955-." Something About the Author. . (February 23, 2019).

"Friedman, Debra 1955-." Something About the Author. . Retrieved February 23, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.