Susan White is an artist, printmaker, teacher, parent, small business owner and a gardener. She lives and works in Philadelphia and currently teaches printmaking in the Fine Arts Department at The University of the Arts and in the Visual Studies Department at Drexel University where she teaches Printmaking and Drawing.
She received a BFA in printmaking from Moore College of Art and Design (1990) and an MFA in Book arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts (1994). Initial exhibitions were based in the field of Artist Books. More recently, her work is installation based. Solo Exhibitions include Encircle (2017) at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, disorder at The Print Center (2009), read (2009) at The Crane Building in Philadelphia. Recently, her work has also been included in R/W Reading & Writing Visual Experience (2014), Hicks Art Center; Dialogic (2013), Rowan College Art Gallery; Library of Life (2013), Art in City Hall, Philadelphia; The Book: A Contemporary View(2011), DCCA and Towson University and Landing Place (2010), Artes Portales, Spain.
Susan also served as the Assistant Director of The Print Center; a non-profit arts organization which focuses on printmaking and photography from 1999 until 2002. She recently curated an exhibition of Contemporary Book Arts entitled Structures and Stories for Bucks County Community College’s Artmobile Project. Artmobile is a traveling art museum for all ages visiting school districts and public sites. The exhibition to opened in September 2015 and traveled for 2 years.
Susan is also an avid gardener and she and her husband, Peter Smith, own and operate an Urban Garden Center in Northern Liberties called City Planter. Other activies include scenic artist and display designer for Macy’s Department Store and custom Screenprinting for designers and organizations. She is also full time parent to Katsura (16) and Ilse (12) Smith who have the ability to put her busy life to a screeching halt at a moments notice.