Deborah Dancy

Deborah Dancy (born 1949), is an American painter of large-scale abstractions in oil; she is also a printmaker and mixed media artist. Her work is also known to encompass digital photography.


In 1981, she began to teach at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she taught painting for thirty-five years until her retirement in 2017. She has received awards such as a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Women's Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant, and a YADDO fellowship.


Her work is in numerous collections including: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; 21C Museum; The Baltimore Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Birmingham Museum of Art; The Hunter Museum; The Detroit Institute of Art; The Boston Museum of Fine; The Montgomery Museum of Art; The Spencer Museum of Art; The Hunter Museum of Art; Vanderbilt University; Grinnell College; Oberlin College Museum of Art; Davidson Art Center; Wesleyan University; and The United States Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe.