Photo credit: Sarah Whiting

Photo credit: Sarah Whiting

Susan has Midwestern family roots in Chicago, Beloit, WI, and Twin Cities, MN, although most of her early years were lived in Belair, Florida. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she moved to NYC.

She worked as a union film and sound editor on feature, documentary and network projects in New York City through the 1980’s and 1990’s. When not working on films, she took painting and drawing classes at the Art Students League.  In 2005, after returning to Mpls, she joined the artist community of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and continues to have a studio in NE Minneapolis.

Most of her influences and career experience have been in visual media—and these have served as guides to her process.  Internal and external landscape environments continue to be a through-line in her work.

She has exhibited in many juried shows in the Twin Cities. She has won awards for her paintings and has garnered the attention of media journalists and leaders in the arts community. In addition to the Twin Cities, her work is in private collections in New York, NY, Roanoke, VA, Dallas, Portland OR, Utah, Las Vegas.

Arts Community Leadership

Board of Directors, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), 2008-2013

Board President, 2011 and 2012


Exhibitions and Galleries

2019 The Hamilton Studio: A Different View From Here, solo exhibition, Minneapolis

2019 Studio Pintura: Small Works, group exhibition, Minneapolis

2018  Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Class I, Oil and Acrylic Painting, St. Paul

2018  Uptown Art Fair, Entries Juror: all categories, Minneapolis

2017 Public Functionary Gallery: Wintertide Biennial Juried Show, Mpls, Third Place, Mixed Media, Minneapolis

2016 -2017 Tres Leches Gallery, guest artist, Minneapolis

2016 Bridgewater Lofts, group exhibition, Minneapolis

2015 Traffic Zone Center for the Arts: The Art of The Line, solo exhibition, Minneapolis

2015 Phipps Center for the Arts, Member Show Judge. Hudson, WI

2015-2016 Art4Good: Minnesota Museum of American Art, curated fundraiser. group exhibition, Flow Art Space, St. Paul

2015  Public Functionary Gallery: Wintertide Biennial Juried Show, First Place: Painting and Drawing, Minneapolis

2014 Phipps Center for the Arts/Hudson Hospital group exhibition, Hudson, WI

2013 Forecast for Public Art Installation, Hennepin County Public Library, group exhibition, Northeast Minneapolis

2013 Jungle Theater Lobby Gallery, Fool for Love, solo exhibition, Minneapolis

2012 Playwright’s Center Lobby Gallery, Flesh and the Desert, group exhibition, Workhaus Collective, Minneapolis

2012 Two Tigers Gallery: Landscape, group exhibition, Minneapolis

2012 Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minnesota State Fair Finalist, group exhibition, Hopkins, MN

2011 Altered Aesthetics Gallery, group exhibition, Minneapolis

2009 Open Door 5, Rosalux Gallery, group exhibition, Minneapolis

2007 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Showplace Home Tour, Summit Avenue, St. Paul

Private collectors in NYC, Roanoke, Twin Cities, Dallas, Portland OR, Las Vegas, Utah