Decker is an artist and writer. In addition, she is a frequent guest
art curator at the Anchorage Museum, currently working on exhibitions
and publications on contemporary art for children, contemporary
art of the Circumpolar North, and northern architecture. She is
the director of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, an
not-for-profit organization and an instructor of art history, art
appreciation and literature for the University of Alaska. She holds
a doctorate in contemporary art history, a master's degree in arts
administration, and bachelor degrees in fine art and journalism.
Decker has authored numerous articles and publications on the art
and architecture of Alaska, including John Hoover: Art & Life,
Icebreakers: Alaska's Most Innovative Artists, Found & Assembled
in Alaska, and Quonset: Metal Living for a Modern Age. She serves
on the board of the Alaska Design Forum, the Anchorage Museum Building
Committee and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation. She has lived in
Alaska since 1971.