1973-1976 Studied National Art School, and Alexander Mackie CAE - Diploma in Art
1978 Travelled and worked in Ireland, England, Spain and France
1986-2009 Lecturer in Drawing and Painting , Northern and Southern Institutes of TAFE, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, East Sydney Technical College
1990-2014 Travel and research trips to New York, Europe, Egypt and China
2001 Recipient of a NAVA Marketing Grant
2005 Residency Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
1999-2014 Lecturer in Drawing , Archivist and Collections Manager National Art School, Darlinghurst
2007-09 Master of Arts (History), University of Sydney- awarded April 2010
2008 Curator Lines of Fire, NAS Gallery, Darlinghurst
2011 Curator, Set in Stone, NAS Gallery, Darlinghurst
2012 Awarded a NSW Premier's History Award for her book, Set in Stone
2013 Curator, The Dobell Legacy, NAS Gallery, Darlinghurst
2013 Residency, Royal College of Art, London

2014 Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
2012 Wilson St Gallery at Danks, Sydney
2010 Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney
2006 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2002, 2003 Gallery SP, Sydney
2001 War Memorial Art Gallery, Sydney University 
2000 UTS Gallery, Sydney. King St Gallery, Sydney
1998, 1999 King St Gallery, Sydney
1992,93,95 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney
1989 Distlefink Gallery, Melbourne, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1986,87 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

2014 Transforming, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China
2014 Living with Art, Drawing as Thought, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2012 From Paper, Beijing Art Space, Beijing, China
2012 Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2012-13 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, finalist exhibition, Sydney
2011 Intimate, Wilson Street Gallery at Danks, Sydney
2010-13 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2010 Atelier: the National Art School in Paris, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2009 Text, Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney
2008 Collage, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2008 Albany Art Prize, Western Australia
2007-09 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2001-07 Drawing exhibitions, Miniature shows, Defiance Gallery, Sydney 
2003 Blake Prize, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
2003 Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum
2003 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2003 Love Letter to China - Drawings by 35 Australian Artists, Ivan Dougherty Gallery and 
tour of China 2003-2004
2002 Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2001 Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW
2001,03,05,07 Hazelhurst Art Award - Art on Paper. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2001 Ignite Cell Block Theatre, East Sydney
1999 Women and the Landscape King St Gallery, Newtown
1999 Silver Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, ‘On the Tiles' Sir Hermann Black Gallery
1992,94,2000 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1997 Surface Tension Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney University
1995 Gilchrist Gallery, Brisbane, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1976-1994 Bathurst Regional Gallery, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Goulburn Regional
Gallery, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

2014 Rayner Hoff: Sculptor by the Sea, catalogue essay, Deborah Beck, October
2011 Set in Stone by Deborah Beck, UNSW press, April
2010 Mirrored, Wilson Street Quarterly, Winter/Spring, essay by Therese Kenyon
2008 Out of the Line of Fire, Catalogue essay, Deborah Beck, NAS Gallery, July
2005 Hope in Hell by Deborah Beck, Allen and Unwin, November
2001 Catalogue Paintings in Stone- Sioux Garside, August
2000 Catalogue Fragments - Michael Hill
1993, 1998 Images in Contemporary Painting (2 &3), Neville Drury Craftsman House
1995,2006 Encyclopedia of Australian Art - A & S McCulloch, Allen and Unwin
1992 New Art Seven, Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1984,1990 Artists and Galleries of Australia - Max Germaine, Craftsman House

Art Gallery of NSW Library Collection Artbank 
University of Sydney Collection Goulburn Regional Gallery Collection
ANA Hotel, Sydney United Airlines, Singapore
Macquarie University Collection University of Western Sydney Collection
Rubicon, Brisbane Tetsuya Wakuda Collection, Sydney
University of Sydney Union Collection UTS Collection
Fred and Elinor Wrobel Collection                                                                                                                                                                                           City of Sydney Civic Collection

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