Suzanne Williamson – Resume

FINE ART/ARTS AND JOURNALISM

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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY:

RECENT PROJECTS

Sacred Land —Photographing prehistoric/historic areas in Florida, including Native American mound sites and historic settlements, to expand on my series, Sacred Land. The pictures transform what remains of our early history with a visionary eye, challenging our visual and historical perception of the landscape. The photographs investigate the way early inhabitants marked or created their place in the world, while also commenting on the photographic process of transforming a three-dimensional world into a flattened image.

Shelter —a continuation of my intimate exploration of the American landscape — images of rockshelters and other sites of early human settlement in the northeastern U.S., raising issues of identity, home, protection, shelter.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo, Two-Person
2009 THE STUDIO @620, St. Petersburg, “Sacred Land and Shelter”, work from ongoing photographic series, exploring prehistoric/historic places of habitation in the American landscape.
1996 ST. MARY’S COLLEGE, NOTRE DAME, South Bend, IN, installation.
1995 HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, Houston, “On the Farm”, installation of mixed media works, domesticated animals printed on domestic fabrics.
1992 MOORE COLLEGE OF ART, Photography Dept., Philadelphia – American farm photographs.
1988 LEDEL GALLERY, New York– exhibition of American Indian earthworks and farm fields in the Midwest and southern United States.
Group
2001 PHOTO GALLERY WEST, West Philadelphia, PA, “The Receptive Eye”, Louisiana & Mississippi Native American prehistoric mound and earthworks pictures.
ST. BOTOLPH CLUB, Boston, MA, “A View of MacDowell”, selected artworks from the MacDowell Colony artist’s collection.
1998-1997 VASSAR COLLEGE, Poughkeepsie, NY, and BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, NY, “Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn”, exhibition including works from PIEROGI 2000 flat files.
CORNERHOUSE, Manchester, & GASWORKS, London, UK, “The New York Drawers: The Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles”, exhibition of gallery artists.
THE GRAMERCY ART FAIR, PIEROGI 2000 exhibition of gallery artists, NYC.
1996 KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, Katonah, NY, “New in the 90′s-Photography”,
FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, “The International Library” a collaborative project with book artist Helmut Lohr.
1995 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Photography Dept., NYC, “Landscape”, contemporary
landscape photographs.
1994 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, TX, “Tradition and the unpredictable – The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection” exhibition, from photos donated to the museum.
1993 ART IN GENERAL, NYC, “Good and Plenty”, emerging artists.
MONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE, NJ & U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, in Ferrara, Italy, “Ellis Island: Echoes from a Nation’s Past”.
1992 MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART, MA, “The Country Between Us: Contemporary American Landscape Photographs”, curated by Barbara Bosworth & Laura McPhee.
1991 COUP DE GRACE GALLERY, NYC, “Fact or Fantasy – Photographs”, with Adam Fuss, John Brill, Ted Serios.
1990 MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION, ELLIS ISLAND, NYC, Opening Exhibition.
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, PA, “Exits and Entrances”.
CCSU, New Britain, CT, “More Than a Document – Contemporary Photographs of
Ellis Island”.

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH, Fellowship, Fall, 2000.

MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH, Fellowship, Summer, 1994.

YADDO COLONY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fellowship, Summer, 1992.

MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH, Fellowship, Fall, 1989.
Annual Photography Award, Columbus, OH, Society of Communications Artists for OHIO MAGAZINE drought photos, 1989.
Ellis Island Photographic Project, National Park Service, 1988-90.

OTHER EDUCATION PROJECTS

1996 Art in General Lecture series, “What’s new…” presented by Joe Arnheim, Pierogi 2000 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
1995 Education Workshop, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA, “Women and Animals…” slide presentation by Karen van Meenen.
1985 Curator of “Stories”, at Ledel Gallery with contemporary photographers Lorie Novak, Gilles Peress, and Nan Goldin.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

American Archaeology, Summer issue, photos of Louisiana American Indian mound sites, 1999.
Mark Currah, Artforum, TIME OUT LONDON – ART: Preview, September 17-24, 1997, “Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles, Gasworks(Upcoming)”.
Newsletter, Houston Center for Photography, June, 1995, exhibition preview.
TEXAS MONTHLY, June, 1995, “Around the State”.
MANUAL 1993-94, Art in General, NYC. Catalog of artists’ work from the exhibition year.
Tradition and the unpredictable – The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 1994, exhibition catalog.
Nature Through Her Eyes, The Nature Company, CA, 1994. Anthology of writings about nature by women writers, illustrated with paintings and photographs by women.
The Country Between Us: Contemporary American Landscape Photographs, Massachusetts
College of Art, MA, 1992, exhibition catalog.
V. Aletti, “Voice Choices”, Village Voice, NYC, August 6, 1991
Sal Scalora, “Regional Reviews”, Art New England, November, 1990.
New Letters Magazine, Summer, 1990, Portfolio of photos with ed. note by James McKinley.
Robert Metzger, Exits and Entrances, Bucknell University, PA, 1990, exhibition catalog.
Ohio Magazine, August, 1989, “Journal of a Drouth Year”.
Shots #12, Lexington, KY, Dec.-Jan. 1988-89.
Robert Mahoney, “Spaced Out”, The New York Press, NYC, May 6, 1988.
V. Aletti, “Voice Choices”, Village Voice, NYC, April 26, 1988.
Harpers Magazine, NYC, June 1988.
Bomb Magazine, NYC, Summer, 1988.
Ellen Handy, Arts Magazine, NYC, September, 1986.

COLLECTIONS

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Allan Chasanoff Collection , Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX,
Central Park Conservancy, NYC
Fotographie Forum, Frankfurt
Kaiser-Permanente Northeast, Stamford, CT
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH Fellows collection
Private collections

ART AND JOURNALISM WORK EXPERIENCE:

2008-09 DIRECTOR, 3rd ANNUAL SELF EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS REGIONAL CONFERENCE, University of Tampa, March 21, 2009. A part-time position created to assist the SEA committee in planning and running this conference for students, emerging artists and members of the arts community.
2004-08 PHOTO EDITOR, ART NEWS MAGAZINE
In charge of visuals for largest circulation art magazine in the country. Assigned and edited photos for features and departments including: profiles, art, design & trend stories, national & international news, business & market stories, investigative reports, Art Talk, Artful Travel, Books. Responsible for dept. systems and billing.
2003 EDITOR, PHOTO DEPT., NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE
Freelance Photo Editor for news and feature sections during the Iraq War including:
Business, Society, Nation, Periscope, Newsmakers, Tip Sheet, Overseas.
2002-03 PHOTO DEPT., THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE
Assisted photo editors with picture research, editing, portfolios.
2001-02 PHOTO EDITOR, HEAD OF RESEARCH, “HERE IS NEW YORK” NONPROFIT PROJECT
In charge of picture editing & research for 864-page book (Scalo Press, Sept. 2002)
from award-winning September 11 photo project. Associate Curator for traveling shows; traveled in US and Europe with exhibitions. Over one million dollars donated to 9/11 charities. This show traveled to Tampa.
1986-00 CURATOR & MANAGER, PRIVATE PHOTO COLLECTION
Assembled, managed private fine art photographic collection, including digital archive, which grew to over 1,000 contemporary and 20th c. photographs. The collection was donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, exhibited in 1994.
1983-84 EXHIBITION ORGANIZER, EL SALVADOR BOOK
Exhibition organizer for the book, El Salvador, with Susan Meiselas and acclaimed photojournalists, originating at ICP, NYC.
1980-82 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY
Assistant Director, Curator of estate of Life photographer, W. Eugene Smith, owned by Photograph gallery.
 

ART-RELATED ACTIVITIES

1995-02 BOARD MEMBER and PRESIDENT, FELLOWS EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE, THE MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH
On the Board of oldest, largest art colony in the US as the artists’ representative. President of artists’ committee to assess and update colony policies and facilities.

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