Deborah Lillie earned her BFA from Colorado State University in 1990, and her MFA from Louisiana State University in 1996. She taught at Loyola University New Orleans for two years before joining the faculty at Nicholls State University in 1998.
At Nicholls, Deborah currently heads the photography program in the Department of Art. She also teaches a course in beginning design, and works with the department’s study abroad program. Deborah is highly active in the Society for Photographic Education, having hosted four regional conferences since 1998. Her artwork varies from being purely photographic to a mixed media combination of photography and found objects or other documents. Throughout all the work runs a strong attention to the object and the role of the individual. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in various group and solo exhibitions.