Debbie McCarthy is one of a select group of individuals to hold a MA in Feminism and the Visual Arts from The University of Leeds in England. She has exhibited her mixed media throughout the United States in venues such as A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and The University of Michigan. In both her studio and academic work, the artist examines individual experiences of gender though art. In the studio, this study manifests itself in the creation of mixed media pieces that highlight moments from the artist’s life. In addition to creating work that revolves around female experience, McCarthy frequently participates in charitable exhibitions that benefit women, and has had her work featured in feminist publications.