Susan E. Evans - Woman, artist, photographer, theorist, scientist, explorer, adventurer, environmentalist, coffee drinker, facilitator, camera hoarder, nerd, educator, student, fountain pen lover and THE Ultimate Fondue Queen.

Central to my art practice is the philosophy that the visual language inherent in photography may resemble little else than a vague association to grander ideas: this is fascinating.

Experimenting with tools, techniques and methodologies, I am an exploration photographer examining different photographic contexts deconstructing the visual language of photography in order to identify the artifice of meaning and expand the visual vocabulary.

Motivated by questions of context based on being adopted early in my practice I began using text, iconic forms and symbols in my photographic work as a means to explore the application and contextualization of images in relation to the categorization of data, visual language processing, and as a means to investigate our own cultural and social conditioning. Over the years concepts of visual language and the semiotics of photographic images have become the key component in my method of working.  In a broad sense I deconstruct, filter and reconstitute ideas, beliefs, concepts and theories commenting on current social, political, cultural and historical structures in an effort to prompt dialogue and at times humor in the viewers. As a society we are bombarded with a continuous stream of disparate sensory stimuli, we multi-task, cross-reference, sample, and appropriation and I rarely limit myself to one project or medium.  I choose to work on multiple projects concurrently which serves to inform and cross-pollinate the others and incorporate photography, digital imaging, installation, performance, video, or sculpture.  While my projects are often conceptual in nature they reference narrative, documentary, experimental, formalism, minimalism, abstraction, sculptural strategies…

Education 

M.F.A. Cornell University Photography

B.F.A. Goddard College Photography and Holography

Selected Public Collections

Detroit Institute of Art, MI

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA                

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY                 

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH                  

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA                         

Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

Loveland Museum of Art, Loveland, CO                   

Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY              

Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

ARTELES CENTER, Haukijärvi, Finland                   
Tourisme Bienne Seeland, Bienne, Switzerland

Galerie Lichtblick, Köln, Germany

Centro De La Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico            

Bienal De Video Y Nuevos Medios, De Santiago, Chile

Selected Projects

Kulttuuritalo Laaksola, Toijala, Finland
University of California Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA

Light Work, Syracuse, NY 

Loveland Museum of Art, Loveland, CO  

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

Selected Commissions

ARTELES CENTER, Haukijärvi, Finland
alt+1000 festivale de photographie de montagne, Rossinière, Switzerland

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY 

Musée de l’Elysée, William Ewing, Lausanne, Switzerland

Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY 

Collection Dancing Bear, WM Hunt, NY, NY

George Meredith Collection, Montclair, NJ 
David Tepitsky Collection, Denver, CO

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