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Online Artist Talk: Susan kae Grant
Wednesday, September 14, 3:30-4:30pm Pacific Time
Free for members, $10 for non members
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Sign up and secure your spot below before 6:00pm September 13. Space is limited. We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.

Join us for a virtual visit on set in Susan kae Grant’s Dallas, Texas studio. Susan will share her passion for constructing images that are purposely ambiguous and invite interpretation and stimulate broad responses. Curiosity, research, intuition, and experimentation describe her multifaceted practice.

In this talk, Susan will discuss the evolution of projects spanning four decades that include works in photography, book arts, video, and installation. Her work addressing feminist issues, identity, science, and the subconscious reflect influences from film, literature, music, and writing. Not to be missed!

Susan kae Grant, is an influential force in photography as artist, educator, mentor, and early proponent of photographic book arts. Her innovative studio practice and distinct personal vision represent one of the medium’s more sustained and recognizable contributions to fabricated photography and book art. With an interest in art and science, Grant uses the shadow as metaphor to create fabricated narratives that explore dreams, memory and the subconscious for her on-going series titled Night Journey.

Grant has lectured and exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, China, Europe, Australia, British Columbia, Africa, Guatemala, and Japan. Public collections representing her photographs and book-works include George Eastman Museum; J. Paul Getty Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Victoria and Albert National Art Library.

From 1981-2017 Grant served as Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University and was named Cornaro Professor of Art Emerita in 2018. Her numerous teaching awards include the 2014 Society for Photographic Education Honored Educator, recognizing her distinguished tenure at TWU and her 30 years of annual photographic bookmaking workshops at the International Center of Photography (NYC). She holds an MFA and BS in photography and book arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Two of Grant’s limited-edition artists’ books include Radioactive Substances, a tribute to Marie Curie for the Smithsonian Institution, and Shadowed Memory, created at the Visual Studies Workshop while she was in residence. Grant’s touring immersive installation of Night Journey and her curated exhibition Photographic Book Art in the United States traveled to over 30 venues between them.

To see more of Susan’ work, please visit her website. >


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