Deb Chaney, a lithographer trained at Tamarind Institute, established Deb Chaney Editions nine years ago at Gowanus Studio Space, a collaborative workspace that offers printing facilities near the Gowanus Canal. Chaney had printshops in both Williamsburg and Bushwick before moving to her current location in 2018, which she shares with fellow Tamarind alumna, Anna Hoberman of Afternoon Editions. A contract printer who has recently focused on independent publishing projects, Chaney studied printmaking as an undergraduate at University of Tennessee, where she was “immediately hooked” by “the machines, the stones, the rollers” of lithography. The comradery and communal aspects of the printshop were equally appealing to Chaney. She and Mark Herschede of Haven Press Studio founded Printmakers Anonymous as a way to foster a sense of community among local printers through regular meetups hosted at printshops around the city. Beyond her training at Tamarind, Chaney has worked at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and La Ceiba Gráfica in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. She is an ardent advocate for lithography and preserving the tradition of printing from stone.   –SR

Above: Deb Chaney pulling the final key image for Art Spiegelman’s Trump L’oeil lithograph. Photo: Maya Filmeridis