Debra Goertz has been painting and exhibiting in the United States and Europe since 1990. Never having had the same address for more than a few years, she moved to New York in 1992. Previously self taught, she studied at the Woodstock School of Art and the Art Students League of New York and earned her MFA at the New York Academy of Art. She is now on the faculties of the Academy and the Parsons School of Design. While her style shows the influence of such painters as Edward Hopper, Joachin Sorolla and Gustave Caillebotte, she is primarily fascinated with exploring possible relationships between cinema and painting. In one way, each painting taken by itself is an attempt to reconcile the stillness of a “frozen moment” with the feeling of some passage of time, the juicy, obviously hand-manipulated surface of a painting with the myriad printed images that surround us every day. She often explores a single subject over and over from different points of view and at different times. Consequently, her small panels hung together become a sort of storyboard where any change in their order will completely alter the narrative. She is also concerned with the subject of privacy which occurs again and again in her voyeuristic compositions.