Deborah Remington, (b. 1930, Haddonfield, NJ - d. 2010, Moorestown, NJ) a renegade in every sense of the word, Remington (1930-2010), a relative of American painter Frederic Remington (1861-1909), earned her B.F.A. in 1955 from the California School of Fine Arts (later renamed the San Francisco Art Institute), where she studied with Clyfford Still, David Park and Elmer Bischoff, among others. Her career burgeoned in the 1960s when she had three solo shows at the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco and one at the San Francisco Museum of Art. In 1963, she was the only woman to show at Dilexi’s short-lived Los Angeles gallery alongside Joe Goode and H.C. Westermann.
In New York, she exhibited at Bykert Gallery starting in 1967. A twenty-year retrospective exhibition of Remington’s work, curated by Paul Schimmel, was held at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (Newport Beach, CA) in 1983 (now Orange County Museum of Art), and traveled to the Oakland Museum of Art as well as several other venues. More recently, Remington’s work has been featured in several exhibitions including: Women of Abstract Expressionism, a traveling exhibition by the Denver Art Museum and Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, which opened at the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2010 and traveled widely. Remington was the recipient of numerous grants and awards in her lifetime including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1984), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1979), and a Tamarind Fellowship (1973), among others. In 1999, she was elected to the National Academy of Design and also received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.