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Education

  • Private Study: Icon Restoration Institute, Ukrainian Museum of Fine Art, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Independent Study: Moscow Studio St. Nicholas Church/ students of Master Iconographer Father Zinon, Moscow, Russia
  • Minor Art History; Major Biology and Medical Technology, Hamline University

Instructor

  • Private and local instruction (Minneapolis- St. Paul) in the technique of iconography
  • St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church- 8 week course, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013
  • The Basilica of Saint Mary- 4 week course, 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

Extensive travel to Russia and Ukraine for study along with organizing and facilitating tour groups providing a personal experience in the visual arts and architecture-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Group trip collaboration with United Theological Seminary, 2009,2010; St. Paul City Ballet, 2008; Children’s Home Society and Family Means, 2003; Luther Seminary, 2002

Facilitator/ Lecturer

  • 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, 2012,2013
  • Modern Sacred Icon in the World Conference invitation September 25-27 2012, topic “Iconography in America and my History as an Iconographer” St. Petersburg, Russia

Major Exhibitions

  • Exhibitor – Modern Sacred Icon in the World Conference, St. Petersburg Russia, 2011
  • Solo exhibition – United Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN, 2008-2009
  • Exhibitor – 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
  • Solo exhibition – Pecherskaya Lavra Monastery- National and Cultural Decorative Arts Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999

Commissions and Museum Collections

St. Stephen Romanian Orthodox Church, South St. Paul, MN, 2014; St. Joseph Church, West St. Paul, MN, 2012; Westminster Presbyterian, Mpls., MN, 2009; St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Mpls., MN, 2009, 2011; St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, Mpls., MN, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; St. John Byzantine Catholic Church Mpls., MN,- restoration of entire iconostas, 1999, new installations- 2008, 2009, 2010; St. Joseph Parish, Lino Lakes, MN 2002, 2006; St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, West St. Paul, MN 2005, 2006, 2010; Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Barcelona, Spain 2005; St. Thomas University/ restorations of icons in private collections, St. Paul, 2005; St. Michael St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church- major wall restoration, Mpls., 2005; Children’s Home Society and Family Means, St. Paul, 2005; The Basilica of Saint Mary, Mpls., 1997, 1999, 2004, 2011,2012,2013; Ukraine Cultural Decorative Arts Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999

Publications

  • “The Incarnation, The Icon and the Iconographer” by Debra Korluka, Department of Antiquities, Institute of Cairo, Dr. Hany Hannah, Egypt, 2006
  • Seeking the Face of Christ- The Way of an Iconographer” by Debra Korluka, Kolomenskaya Versta Publishing, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012

Continuing Travel to Iconography Centers

Ukraine, Russia, Greece