Debra James Percival  
Artist Printmaker


 Ottawa, Canada



1984   Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art.
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
1979-81   A two year study in weaving, spinning, and dyeing (natural and chemical).
Holland College School of Visual Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2007   “An Islander’s Perspective” sound and image, combination of computer generated images with sound and hand pulled Intaglio type prints. Showing took place in May at the University of Prince Edward Island, in the CMTC Lab classroom.
2006   “Reflections” show of Polyester Lithography prints, at the Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island, Nov. and Dec.
2005   "I'm Telling You a Story" Intaglio-Type Prints, at the Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island, Oct. and Nov.
2002   Robertson Library, Special Collections room, University of Prince Edward Island  March and April, "Non-Toxic - Printmaking" collection of hand pulled prints.
2002   "Paper Impressions" Present prints: Intaglio, collagraph, copper and aluminium etchings, and mixed media at the Art Zone Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI. July 4 to Aug. 3

Group Exhibitions

2013                Corinium Museum Gallery, Cirencester,UK,Ottawa/Gatineau Printmakers Connective (LandMarks), March 1 to 23
2013                  "Red Ink" Gloucester Cathedral Exhibition, Impress 13-International Printmaking Festival, Feb 22 - March 21
2013                             Holguin, Cuba, International Invitational Show "My Country-is Winter" organized by the Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, Cuba's Cultural Days Jan. 14 to 19, 2013
2012   La Nouvelle Scene, Ottawa/Gatineau Printmakers Connective  (Nuit Blanche Ottawa, 2012)
2012   Orange Gallery, Ottawa/Gatineau Printmakers Connective Group Show, July 2012




Year of the Dragon Show, Proof Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, January 2012

Navigating the Currents - 100 Inkteraction Reactions, Jan & March, Atrium Exhibits Union College visual Arts Building, NY

2011   The Best of Orange Art Gallery - Christmas Show Dec.1 to Dec.31
2011   International Mail Art Project - Women Secrets & Confidences, Barcelona, Spain 
2011   Ottawa Printmakers Connective "Summer Mosaic" group show at the  Britannia Gallery, Ottawa, August4 to Sept. 6

"So the Story Goes",  Corridor Gallery, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, June 9 - July 9

Showing with artists Tanis Dennis & Chritos Pantieras

2011   Year of the Rabbit International Print Exhibition, Proof Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 2011
2010   International Contemporary Printmakers Competition 2010, Cornwall, England, Oct. 2010
2010   5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro/2010, Invited Artists (74 Countries) 10 August to 31 October
2010   International Postal Art Exhibition Bristol 2010
2010   Ottawa School of Art's Third Biannual, International Miniature Print Exhibition,  April 22 to May 23, 2010
2010   Third Prints for Peace 2010, Monterrey, NL Mexico
2009   Notoxico Encentro Internacional Se Grabado 09, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2009   Second International collective of Prints for Peace 2009 at IMNRC in Monterrey NL México.
2008   "Printed In PEI" Confederation Centre Art Gallery, June 2 to Aug. 31

Prints for Peace IMNRC Monterrey NL Mexico October1 to November 5, 2008

I sent in one of my "I'm Not Anne" mixed media prints


2006   PEI Council of the Arts, An Islander's Perspective: Sound and Image Travel Log
2001   Craft Development Program: The Event, From Toxic to Non-Toxic  Printmaking: No Longer An Age of Innocence, (An International Forum), Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Art, New York.
1999   Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation: Research & Image Exploration
1999    Cultural Development Program: Non-Toxic Printmaking.
1986-99   Awarded grants from PEI Council of the Arts for:
  1. Travel Grant for Masters Non-toxic Printmaking Workshop, Grande Prairie, Alberta,
  2. ImagOn Exploration,
  3. Visiting artist St. Michael's Print Shop in St Johns, Newfoundland
  4. Exploration of  Copper Etching and Wood-block Printing
  5. Exploration of  Silkscreen
  6. Exploration of Printmaking for "Once Upon a Time" show
  7. costume design.

Work Described and cited in the Following Published Articles, Book and web-site

  • Brandon, Laura.  "Once Upon A Time",  Arts Atlantic  28 (Spring 1987): 22.
  • Ledwell, Jane.  "Expanding Creative Horizons, Debra Percival” The Buzz   May, 2000
  •  Canadian Women Invent! Pg.21, Toronto; Inventive Women Inc. ISBN 0-9689651-0-5, Also see
  • World Etching - Chongqing Prints Festival in China Exhibition, Catalogue 2000
  • Notoxico -International Printmaking and graphic Arts Exhibit 2009 catalogue.
  • A4 Printmakers 2010, catalogue, Open International Print Competition Cornwall
  • 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro - Portugal, 2010 catalogue (380 artists from 75 countries)


Art to the Schools Friends of the Confederation Centre: 2005, Collagraph print
Canadian Art Bank: 1992, Wood-block print
  1986, woven Garment

Present Interests

The continuing study of Non-Toxic printmaking  and the exploration of new Non-Toxic printmaking methods for my art work. 

**Music and Spinning yarn are my hobbies.

The 80's #2The 90'sme and spinning

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