Deborah Samia, a California native sculptor in the Bay Area, received her artistic training in BFA from the Academy of Art University (AAU) in 1998. After that, she aggregated various jobs sculpting public monuments, sculpting miniature figurines and ornaments, creating high-end Halloween masks, and assisting other acclaimed Bay Area artists, such as, Bruce Wolfe, Mario Chiodo, and others.
Over 14 years, she has been teaching Figure Modeling, Portrait, and Ecorché at AAU and Pontifex University, and is creating artwork as the lead artist at Chiodo Art Development. More importantly, she was honored to assist in sculpting “Remember Them: Champions for Humanity” monument located at a prominent area in downtown Oakland.
One of her artistic inspiration comes from the famous French impressionist and modern art sculptor, Auguste Rodin. She recalls, “Rodin has been a long time inspiration for my work, especially seeing The Burghers of Calais has brought me to tears.” Because of that her works include interpretation of the beauty of portraits and a human figure, and the importance of social justice and redemption in today’s local and global cultures.
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