Deborah Maris Lader is the Founder/Director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative since 1989 and member of the touring alt-folk band Sons of the Never Wrong.
Deborah exhibits her prints, drawings, photography, and mixed media work internationally and it has appeared in many permanent collections, including the Chicago History Museum, the New York Public Library, and the City of Palo Alto. Awards for her service to the artistic community include the 2007 Arts Advocate Award from ArtWalk Ravenswood; the 1999 Paul Berger Arts Entrepreneurship Award given by Columbia College, Chicago; Cultural Contributor of the Year 2003 by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce; and Outstanding Printmaker 2016 by Mid America Print Council.
She is a former board member of the Mid America Print Council and is a current member of the Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago Printers Guild and the American Print Alliance. Recent exhibitions include the Kunstverket Galleri in Oslo, Norway; the NY Society of Etchers; Galerie La Hune-Brenner in Paris, France; Georgetown Art Center (Austin, Texas); Artist Project Toronto; Loyola University Museum of Art; the Chicago Cultural Center; Artropolis 2008; Carthage College; Prairie State College; the Norsworthy Gallery (Shreveport, Louisiana); Fermilab Gallery and the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial.