Debra Brehmer owns and runs Portrait Society Gallery, a contemporary art venue in Milwaukee, WI. She also writes about art for the national publication, Hyperallergic. An essay of hers is included in the recently published book, “Fierce: Essays by and about Dauntless Women,” Nauset Press, Brooklyn. In 2017, Brehmer founded a non-profit called On the Wing which is a sketchbook project for marginalized populations. She has also taught art history and writing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.