Debbie Westergaard Tuepah is a Canadian artist living in Surrey, BC. In 2011 she received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she was awarded the John C. Kerr Chancellor's Award.
Her work has been shown in Canada and the US, in galleries such as the Vancouver Art Gallery (Family Fuse), Surrey Art Gallery, Bellevue Washington's Sculpture Biennial, The Reach Gallery Museum, Winsor Gallery, and Ontario's DNA Artspace.
Tuepah's work is influenced by a previous career in marketing where information reigns supreme in all aspects of how marketing functions. Using source material that is data driven or gathered from mass media, her work considers the conceptual notion and embodied experience of information in relation to contemporary issues and events.
As an active member of the arts community Debbie has sat as VP + Trustee on Emily Carr University of Art + Design's Alumni Association Board, she is a founding member of the curatorial collective AgentC Projects, and is a member of CAM, a group working with BC Artscape and the City of Surrey to develop a contemporary artist-run gallery in Surrey.