Deborah Gardner is an artist who primarily makes sculpture. The sculptural practice is process and materially led and ranges from such concerns as oblique references to the body, place and embodied memory and structures, which refer to propagation, multiplicity and the cellular. She is a lecturer in Art & Design at the University of Leeds and is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and LAND2 (Practice led research network). She has exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, cemeteries, sculpture parks and industrial regeneration sites.
Gardner is currently continuing collaboration initiated through the Science and Art Platform Light Night event,2017 with the scientist Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson, organised by the Zoological Society of London and is also engaged in an interdisciplinary project with Leeds Museums and Galleries Collections and the Cultural Institute, University of Leeds, which considers in which ways sculpture may act as a means of understanding the growth structures of specimens in their natural science collections.