Deborah Marks received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, majoring in painting (1985) and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies (1987) from City Art Institute, Sydney. She was awarded a Masters in Fine Art majoring in painting (2011) from the National Art School.
"Through painting, I am trying to integrate the subject and object as well as to explore the contradictions between them. The subject is the representation of a psychological state and the object is the process of abstraction and the materiality of the painted surface. My aspiration is to integrate formal spatial knowledge through painterly techniques with emotion in order to create sensation in the artwork." - Deborah Marks
2018: Ravenswood Australian Woman's Art Prize; Highly Commended - Grace Cossington Smith Art Award.