Deborah Hamon received a BFA from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1990 and an MFA in 2002 from the University of California, Davis. From 2002-04 she received an Affiliate Artist Studio Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. In 2004, Hamon was invited to participate in Hearts in San Francisco, a public art project.
Hamon has shown her work nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including two simultaneous solo exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in March 2008 at Galerie Schuster and Galerie Schuster Photo in Berlin, Germany. Five of her photographs were featured in a group show at the New Mexico Museum of Art in April, 2010. Her work has won many awards including a West Prize Acquisitions Award. She was selected as one of PDN’s 30 for 2010 — Photo District News’ choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. She has also been featured in New American Paintings and Studio Visit magazine. Hamon’s work can be found in numerous collections including the Crocker Art Museum, West Collection, Howard Tullman, di Rosa Preserve, Morgan Flagg, Woodland Memorial Hospital and UC Davis Shields Library Permanent Collection.
Deborah Hamon was born in Adelaide, Australia and lives and works in Marin county in the San Francisco Bay Area.