Deborah Lawrence has had solo exhibitions at The Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at Lincoln Center (New York), Provisions Library Resource Center for Activism and the Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Esther Claypool Gallery (Seattle), the Northwestern Museum of Arts & Culture (Spokane, WA); the UCLA Art Library and many other spaces. She has received funding and awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Council, WESTAF/NEA, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council. In 2008, Lawrence was invited to create an ornament for the George Bush White House Christmas Tree; she collaged the word “impeachment” on it and, when the ornament was hung, a media frenzy ensued. Lawrence is on the graduate faculty at Seattle University and Lesley University (Cambridge, MA). She received an MFA from Claremont University in California.