About the Artist
Suzanne Hanson has been exhibiting painting and large works on paper for much of her career. Photography has been an important element but only in the last 3 years has she considered her photographs to be an end in themselves. This change occurred when inks could be archival and the printer quality improved so she could be as involved with the production (manipulation/working) of an image as she was with the paint and dyes of her former work. With photography now her main focus, her work has recently been included in group exhibitions including the 15th Juried Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT, Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA.
In March of 2011, her portfolio will be featured online at the Texas Photographic Society in the emerging artist category.
She holds an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, CA and an MA from the University of MI and a BFA from the University of SD. She has had an extensive exhibition record with work on paper and paintings . In 1980 she won the SECA Award for new talent from the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. She has had visiting artist invitations at the American Academy in Rome, and residencies at the Djerassi Retreat and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Suzanne divides her time between Boston and New York but returns in the winter months to the San Francisco Bay area, where she lived for 20 years.