M.F.A. University of Houston, Painting
B.A. University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts, Studio Art
B.A. University of Texas at Austin, Liberal Arts, English

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Avalon, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Tx
2012 Kissing in Cars, Driving Alone, Moody Gallery, Houston, Tx
2012 Drive Me There and Back Again, Blaffer Art Museum, “Windows into Houston” series, Houston, Tx

Two Person Exhibitions
2011 timesteps, Debra Barrera and Norberto Gomez, Jr., Lawndale Arts Center,
Houston, Tx
2010 Techno Cumbia, Debra Barrera and Lauren Moya Ford, Box 13 Art Space, Houston, Tx

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2013 Re-Enchant the Moment, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2013 Austere Measures, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2013 do it: Houston, Alabama Song, Houston, TX
2013 EUTOPIA IDEAL GARDEN,, Yamaguchi, Japan
2013 Texas Biennial, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2013 Print Houston, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
2013 12th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2013 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Gala Auction, CAMH, Houston, TX
2012 The Drawing Room II, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Tx
2012 Glasstire Gala Auction, Pennzoil Place, Houston, Tx
2012 Blaffer Gala Auction, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, Tx
2012 Studio 40, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Tx
2012 Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston, Tx
2012 The Empty Box Ole!, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, Tx
2011 Art Market, Art Palace Gallery, Houston, Tx
2011 Dis, Dat, Deez, Doz, Deux, Tha Joanna, Houston, Tx
2011 Heat Wave, Isabel Wilson, Curator, Houston, Tx
2011 Blaffer Gala Auction, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, Tx
2010 Spider Women, A Tribute to Louise Bourgeois, DARKE Gallery
2010 Trifecta Perfecta, DARKE Gallery, Houston, Tx
2010 School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition, The Blaffer Museum, Houston, Tx
2010 Dis, Dat, Deez, Doz, Deux, Tha Joanna, Houston, Tx
2009 Nada: A Show About Nothing, Rice Media Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Tx
2008 Luck of the Draw, DiverseWorks, Houston, Tx
2007 Blaffer Gallery Student Show, University of Houston
2006 Senior Studio Show, CRL Gallery, Juried by Noah Simblist , Austin, Tx

2014 Artist in Residence Fellowship, School of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, Texas
2009 Bunker Graduate Fellowship in Art, University of Houston
2008 Graduate Assistant Tuition Fellowship, University of Houston
2008 Teaching Fellowship, University of Houston
2008 Friends of Art Scholarship, University of Houston
2007 Teaching Assistant Fellowship, University of Houston
2007 Stuart Fellowship, University of Houston
2004 Oxford University Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin

Rice University Public Art Permanent Collection (2015)
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Personal Collection

2013 Daytime Television, Gallery Homeland, Houston, TX
2010 Emilio Said, Unreal Cities: Informal Architecture Zone, Architecture Gallery, University of Houston Architecture Building, Co-Designer

Lectures / Talks
2014 Conversation with Toby Kamps on Avalon at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
2012 Blaffer Art Museum Artist Lecture, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX
2012 CAMH Slide Jam, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Artists Lecture, Houston, TX
2011 Toby Kamps and Debra Barrera Gallery Talk on Walter De Maria’s Trilogies, Menil
Collections, Houston, Tx

2014 “Avalon” Video Interview, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, YouTube
2014 “A Show That’s Close to Home”, The Houston Chronicle, Molly Glentzer
2014 Review, Avalon at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Visual Art Source Magazine,Donna Tennant
2013 Terry, Benjamin, No Fear, No Discovery, Arts & Culture Magazine
2013 Mattingly, June, Texas Contemporary Artists: Second Edition, 2013
2012 Robert Boyd, "Robert Boyd's Favroites of 2012",
2012 Rachel Hooper, Drawings, My Favorites from Houston 2012,
2012 Rachel Hooper, "Debra Barrera at Moody Gallery", Might Be Good
2012 Elliot Zooey Martin, "Debra Barrera at Moody Gallery", Visual Art Source
2012 Meredith Deliso "Debra's Kickass Tribute to Car Culture at Moody Gallery"
2012 Dean Liscum, “Slide Jam April 5: Debra Barrera and Kristy Peet”
2012 Hampton Burwick, “ ‘timesteps’ Debra Barrera and Norberto Gomez Jr. at Lawndale Art Center”
2012 Nancy Wozny, “Your Weekly Guide to Houston”,
2011 Robert Boyd, “Debra Barrera, Alexis Granwell & Carrie Scanga at Lawndale”
2010, “Trifecta Perfecta”
2010 Robert Boyd, “MFA Thesis Show at the Blaffer”
2010, "2010 School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition"
2010 Rachel Hooper, “2010 School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition”

2013 "35th Annual Master's Thesis Exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum",
2013 "The Artist's Palette: Primary Colors on Paper",
2013 "Glasshouses: 26, Jonathan Leach,
2013 "Howard Sherman: Artist's Picks", Arts + Culture Magazine, March 2013
2012 "Black Friday in LA",
2012 "Glasshouses: 24, Geoff Hippenstiel",
2012 "Drawing with Gravity", Richard Serra: Drawing Retrospective feature, author, Arts + Culture Magazine, April 2012
2012 “Pushing Paint”, author, Arts + Culture Magazine, February 2012
2011 “TX Contemporary Art Fair”, author, Arts+Culture Magazine, November 2011
2009 Stanley Kupp Magazine, Ed. Yannick Schandené, Issue No. 1. Series of poems. Brussels, Belgium, 2009