Debi Oulu, Frigid Vagina, photograph
American, b. 1965, playing from Tel Aviv, Israel
Debi Oulu is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist. While her roots are strongly based in sculpture (clay, bronze, stone, glass and plastics), her recent works involve video, installation, photography and performance art. She continues to explore the way in which art can be a dynamic multi-directional conversation between people. Oulu brings much honesty and humor to her work.
Born and raised in the United States, Debi Oulu received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the University of California at San Diego. After traveling alone for over a year in the far east, she moved to Israel. She worked as a 3-D animator, Web Designer, and tourist operator. After the birth of her three children, Oulu continued her art studies, first under the direction of artist Yehezkel Cohen, and then at the Midrasha Art School in Israel. Debi then continued to develop her art under the mentorship of professor of art, Henry Lee Anderson.
Her work is a constant exploration of art as a form of communication. While exhibiting in galleries and exhibitions, her favorite venues are alternative "non-art" spaces. Bringing art into contact with people in everyday settings such as bus stations, schools, public streets , and night clubs. Her works can be viewed at: www.debioulu.com
Thoughts on the Telephone process
For me Art is about exploration, and communication. It’s about searching for alternative ways to connect, through art, with other people. I was therefore very interested and happy to be part of this “telephone conversation” of art. I am very excited to see the completed story.