Professor and Printmaking Department Program head, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC. Previous positions include Resident Printmaker, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, and Asst. Professor, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
Deal has been awarded residencies at the Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, Lakeside Studios, Michigan and the Pyramid Atlantic Center, Silver Spring, Maryland. Grants received include Maryland State Individual Artist Grants, the Washington Project for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts and the Prince George’s County Arts Grants. She has conducted workshops in Printmaking and Papermaking at the Penland School of Crafts, NC, the Paper and Book Intensive, Oxbow, MI., the Haystack School, Maine, and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosedale NY amongst others. Courses abroad include the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, Santa Reparata Print Studio in Florence, Italy , the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece and the Instituto des Bellas Artes in San Miguel Mexico.
Deal is a member of the Boards of Hand Papermaking Magazine, the Washington Print Club, and the Skopelos Foundation of the Arts, Skopelos, Greece. Member, Friends of Dard Hunter, and the Southern Graphics International Council.
Collections include The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Phillip Morris and John D. Hechinger Collections, the Georgia Museum of Art, Duke Museum of Art, Yale University, Cooper Union and the National Library of New Zealand. Has exhibited in the Boston Printmakers’ Biennials, the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, Pratt Graphics, PRINTS USA, the Philadelphia Print Club, Prints Washington, the Florida Printmakers and at MAP, Baltimore, MD, SOHO 20 in New York, Gallery K in Washington DC, as well as at Tyler Art Gallery, Rome, and at Santa Reparata School in Florence, Italy.