Artist Deborah Ross has exhibited her art in New York, Chicago, South Carolina, Minnesota. California, Floria, Cape Cod, Brazil, Guinea, Kenya, Uganda, and Madagascar.

School of Visual Arts 

June 2014

"I Dream of Green"




Water Nature

Summer 2011 and Fall 2014

Eileen Fisher. New York City




Natural Connections

Jan. 2011

Marie Selby Botanical Garden Gallery, Florida




Everything I Do Comes Back to Me

July/Aug 2007

Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY




Marie Selby Botanical Garden

May-Oct 2006

“Madagascar: A Village Paints Its World” Puffin Foundation




Franco Guinean Cultural Center

January 2006

“Guinea Stories”




Wave Hill House Gallery

Riverdale, New York

June – Sept 2002

“Birds, Flowers and Bugs”

watercolors of flora and fauna in Wave Hill’s gardens




Oprah Winfrey, Chicago, Ill

Spring 2000

Commissioned paintings




The Wildlife Gallery

Central Park Wildlife Center

June—Sept 1996      

“Wildlife Watercolor—the art of the field” watercolors from Kenya




French Cultural Center,
Nairobi, Kenya

May—June 1994

“ Etching”

Soft ground etchings of animals and landscapes




CSULB Long Beach, CA

March 1992

“Animals” watercolors and drawings from Africa



Permanent Exhibits                                       


Minnesota Zoo


Russian Bear Exhibit




Marie Selby Botanical Gardens


Interpretive Paintings in site throughout the botanical gardens




Prospect Park Wildlife Center


Mural and watercolors, Brooklyn, New York




Cleveland Botanical Gardens


Conservancy - rainforest ecology




Miami Metro Zoo, Miami, FL


Aviary – history of flight




Riverbanks Zoo, South Carolina


Aviary – convergent evolution in birds




Marine Park Nature Center, NY


Nature Center – history of a salt marsh ecology




Oklahoma Natural History Museum


Hall of Peoples  - historic peoples, wildlife and landscapes




Aquarium of the Pacific, CA


Northwest coast water ecologies




Wildlife Conservation Society


Jungle World, Birds of Prey, Baboon Reserve,  World of Birds






2008 - 2015

Watercolor Painting Workshops




Guinea, West Africa

January 2006

Franco Guinean Cultural Center, Conakry, Guinea





July/August 2005

Lemur Conservation Foundation, Tampolo Forest Reserve




Guinea, West Africa

Dec/Jan 2005

Islamic World Arts Initiative Commissioning Grant




Sacatar Foundation

Aug/Sep 2004

Artist-in-Residence at Quinta Pitanga, Bahia, Brazil




Music Omi, Ghent, New York

August 2003

Artist-In-Residence, watercolor and photography




Cape Cod National Seashore

June/July 2002





Myakka City, Florida

Sept 2001

Myakka City Reserve, Lemur Conservation Society





April/June 2001

Watercolor Instructor, Tsiribihina River, Kirindy Forest





March 2000

Studies of the nocturnal lemurs of the Kirindy Forest





June/Sept 1998

Kirindy Forest ecology and people of the Tsiribihina River





May - Sept 1997

Rhinoceros, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya Wildlife Service





Feb - May1996

Uaso Ngiro Baboon, Amboseli Elephant Research Project




Kenya and Uganda

Feb - Aug 1994

Amboseli Elephant Research Project, Lake Mburo, Uganda




Kenya and Tanzania

July 1990 - 1991

Uaso Ngiro, Amboseli Project, and Mkumi National Park TZ





June 1987 - March 1988

Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project, Amboseli Elephant Research, Pastoralist Advocacy Project for Nomadic Peoples