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