Born and raised on the edge of the Chihuahuan desert, Susan lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Education
MFA Photography
BFA Theatre

Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
The University of Texas at Dallas, Marilyn and Jerry Comer Collection
Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico Art in Public Places, Ft. Sumner, New Mexico
New Mexico Art in Public Places, Deming, New Mexico
Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
The University of Hartford, Hartford Art School
Rockport College, Rockport, Maine
Private and Corporate Collections

Selected Exhibitions
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. "Querencia: Flood" (solo show)
25CPW Gallery, New York, Ny. “What Happens When You are Lost”
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. “Points of Departure”
Fraction at RAYKO, San Francisco, Ca. “Three Years in the Making”
Hammond Arts Center, Hammond, LA, curator: Eleanor Owen Kerr. “of Culture and Community”  (three-person show)
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Co. “Portfolio Showcase Volume 4” Juror: Katherine Ware
Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA. “Onward '10” Juror: Debbie Fleming Caffery
The Camera Club of New York National Juried Exhibition; Juror: Henry Horenstein
Houston Center for Photography 27th Annual Juried Exhibition; Juror: Katherine Ware
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, La. “Forever Hold Your Peace “ Juror: Sylvia Plachy
Portland Museum of Art 2009 Biennial, Portland, Me;  Jurors: Elizabeth Burke, Dan Graham, Denise Markonish
Matrix Fine Arts, Albuquerque, Nm. “Photo New Mexico” Juror: Katherine Ware
Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, Nm. “Galisteo Basin Photography Project”
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, Nm. “Collect: 8”
The Darkroom Gallery, New Orleans, La. “PEEK” Juror: Debbie Fleming Caffery
American Photography 24. Web Gallery. “distribute” Jury Chair: Kathy Ryan
Stephen F. Austin State University, San Marcos, Tx. “Texas National 2007” Jurors: MANUAL
Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, Tx. “Crossing Borders” Juror: Georgia Tambasis
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Ct. “Close to Home” Juror: Jacquelyn D. Serwer

Awards
Directors Award, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Book Cover Award, Portfolio Showcase Volume 4, awarded by Katherine Ware
New Mexico Art in Public Places Purchase Award
Honorable Mention, The Camera Club of New York National Competition; Juror: Henry Horenstein
American Photography 24
Honorable Mention, Photography.Book.Now; Jury Chair: Darius Himes
High and Dry VI, Texas Tech University

Published
Reconnaissance Magazine
Points of Departure, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Catalog
PDN online, Feature: Portfolio Review by Holly Stuart Hughes
Fraction Magazine
Portfolio Showcase Volume 4; Center for Fine Art Photography                
Shots Magazine
Portland Museum of Art Biennial Show Catalog
The Maine Sunday Telegram
American Photography 24
The Photo Review magazine

Teaching Experience
New Mexico School for the Arts
New Mexico Museum of Art
Houston Center for Photography
California State University- Summer Arts Program
Maine Media Workshops
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Texas Photographic Society
nord photography workshops, Oslo, Norway
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lectures
California State University- Summer Arts, Guest Lecture Series
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Silver and Ink, Panelist and Portfolio Reviewer
Texas ChalleNGe, Informal lectures and discussions about Creativity and Catharsis
Maine Media Workshops, Evening Lecture Series