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When artist Deborah Buck founded Buck House in 2001, her vision was to showcase fine art and design. Today Buck not only continues to exhibit her own art, she has morphed into a design entrepreneur, creating her own signature line of fabric, wallpaper and furniture. Buck has turned her establishment into a center for the creative community with inspiring fine art exhibitions, design events and seminars.

One of Deborah Buck’s signature tableaus,featuring her painting "O", oil on canvas.
Traveling the globe extensively to curate her collection, Buck has been repeatedly recognized for her ever changing, fluid, edgy, and irreverent ideas by the likes of New York Times, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Oprah, and Metropolitan Home.

Active in academic circles, Deborah Buck is driven to nurture the burgeoning talents of others. She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts (sva ) mfa Design Program and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Pratt Institute. Buck has also had the privilege of being a panel judge for the World Federation of un Associations (wfuna) 2011 student design contest, the "Nuclear Crystal Ball."

"During the incredible journey of my education, I have been fortunate to receive the guidance of professionals much more experienced than me… Today in appreciation for their generosity of time and thoughts, I am honored to join the academic world as faculty and a trustee where I have the opportunity to give back." -Deborah Buck

Inspired by the early 20th century Parisian salon scene, Buck House continues to emulate that tradition by hosting events that have become a cause celebre for both the educational and artistic worlds.

"I always wanted to have a place where artists, intellectuals and characters of all walks of life gathered. And that’s what’s happening here. I combine interesting people with art and design and let the rest take its course." -Deborah Buck

Two recent events at 1318 Madison Avenue include Haresh Lalvani XtraD, an exhibition of sculptural creations by Dr. Haresh Lalvani, as well as Gwyneth Leech: The Cup Drawings Installation, Hypergraphia, featuring "up cycled" take-out paper cups. "It's great fun, and there's no end in sight."

XTraD exhibition
Gwyneth Leech: The Cup Drawings Installation, Hypergraphia

TABLEAU, Deborah’s first book published in 2009, is a tastemaker’s compellation of original still life scenarios caught on camera. The book includes original graphics and drawings derived from the intimacy of each moment.

Tableau, front cover and interior spread (graphic design, left, inspired by vignette, right)
Deborah Buck at the Tableau launch party.
Currently on her second publication, The Fabulous Fictitious Females of Buck House, Deborah utilizes her storefront window as a platform for her revolutionary take on visual merchandising. The windows portray strong female personas and their lairs, which come to life through the carefully created objects and backdrops that surround them. While the book is scheduled to be published in 2012 the displays have already

Artist and muse: A. Muse

Advertising executive: Anna Force
National Geographic photographer: Iris Hunt
Equestrian: Belmont Blue
created a following on upper Madison where passerby’s are heard debating which is their favorite and clamoring to meet the next dashing female in Buck’s window.

Deborah Buck’s upcoming exhibition schedule includes Chelsea’s Julie Saul Gallery, (Dec 2011) and The Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY (May 2012).

Love Potion (2011)
Acrylic, Charcoal, Pastel,
glitter on paper
22" x 32"

Black and White (2011)
Acrylic, Charcoal, and Glitter
21" x 32"

Birdie (2010)
Acrylic, Charcoal, and Glitter
21" x 32"

Deborah Buck, Owner and Founder

Buck House
1318 Madison Ave
New York, NY, 10128