Debra Lyn Korluka
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  • Stillwater, MN
  • United States
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Organization or Business Name
Icon Art Studios, Inc.
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Art Interests
Art History, Iconography, Painting, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
As an artist I am blessed that my vocation provides me a unique vehicle, a gift, to connect with others on an emotional, intellectual and spiritual level. Art is a way we experience something larger than ourselves. We carry with us our life story, along with our fears and sadness, joys and blessings and it is through this personal lens that we experience art. There is an inherent richness; a beauty that resides in this universal truth and within it, a rich opportunity for dialogue.
Accomplishments / CV
Private Study: Icon Restoration Institute, Ukrainian Museum of Fine Art, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1992 Independent Study: Moscow Studio/ Master Iconographer Alexander Chashkin, Moscow, Russia, 2003 Minor Art History/Major Biology and Medical Technology, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN 1976-1980
Iconography Instructor and Facilitator-
Instructor- Private and local instruction in the technique of iconography-
St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church- 8 week course, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church- 8 week course, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Luther Seminary Graduate Program- 2 week course, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
The Basilica of Saint Mary- 4 week course, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Tour Group Seminar-
Extensive travel to Russia and Ukraine for study along with organizing and facilitating tour groups providing a personal experience and immersion in the visual arts and architecture-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Group trip collaboration with United Theological Seminary, 2009; St. Paul City Ballet, 2008; Children's Home Society and Family Means, 2003; Luther Seminary, 2002
Modern Sacred Icon in the World Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011
Facilitator/ Lecturer/Exhibitor-
Icon Festival - The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN, November 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
The Museum of Russian Art- March 2012
Lecture Series Diocese of Winona- March 2012
Major Exhibitions -
Solo exhibition – St. Petersburg, Russia, Modern Sacred Icon in the World Conference, 2011; United Theological Seminary, 2008-2009; Pecherskaya Lavra Monastery- National and Cultural Decorative Arts Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999; Cultural Group Exhibition, Barcelona Spain, Grupo Batik Art/Sala Barna; International Art, Inc., 2005
-Exhibitor/facilitator - S.P.A.S. Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, "An American Portfolio", 2005 -Solo exhibition - S.P.A.S. Gallery - St. Petersburg, Russia- celebrating St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary, 2003
Major Commissions and Museum Collections - partial
St. Joseph Church, Owatonna, MN 2012,2011; The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN 2011, 2004, 1999, 1997; St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church Minneapolis, MN 2011, 2010, 2009; St. Joseph Catholic Church, West St. Paul, MN 2012; Westminster Presbyterian, Minneapolis, MN 2009; St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN 2004; St. John Byzantine Catholic Church- restoration of entire iconostas, Minneapolis, MN 1999, 2008, 2009; St. Joseph Parish, Lino Lakes, MN 2002, 2006; St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, West St. Paul, MN 2011, 2005, 2006; Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Barcelona, Spain 2005; St. Thomas University/ restorations of icons in private collections, St. Paul, MN 2005; St. Michael St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church- major wall restoration, Minneapolis, MN 2005; Children's Home Society and Family Means, St. Paul, MN 2005; Ukraine Cultural Decorative Arts Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999
“Seeking the Face of Christ- The Way of an Iconographer” by Debra Lyn Korluka, Publishing House Kolomenskaya Versta, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012. (biographical album)
“The Incarnation, The Icon and the Iconographer” by Debra Korluka, Department of Antiquities, Institute of Cairo, Dr. Hany Hannah, Egypt, 2006 Special Recognition-Bush Artist Fellowship Finalist, 2004
Special Recognition-
Bush Artist Fellowship Finalist 2004
Bush Artist Fellowship Award 2010
Minnesota State Arts Board Folk Arts Grant 2013

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At 10:39pm on December 12, 2013, mary jane miller said…

Good Morning, IMPRESSIVE RESUME i want to introduce myself, new to CIVA. Art in a renewed Church would be a good thing these days. Hope some of what i have to offer will be helpful to you, your life, your art and your spirit. peace


modern catholic iconography  and the art installation for peace

At 5:15pm on September 28, 2013, David Robertson said…

Welcome to the CIVA Network!

You work is so luminous -- wonderful!  I'm hoping to learn more about the symbolism used in iconography, does your book touch on that?  Also, there is an exhibition on the Art of Byzantium opening next month at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. ( The exhibit is on an international tour so it may be stopping in other US cities.

Here’s a link to my web page/portfolio at CIVA (

May the Lord anoint all your endeavors!


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