Susan White lives in Philadelphia and currently teaches Non-Toxic Printmaking Methods at the University of the Arts and Printmaking at Drexel University's College of Media Art and Design.
She received a BFA in printmaking from Moore College of Art and Design and an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts.
Recent solo exhibitions include "Between a rock and a hard place," a window installation at Liberty Place in conjunction with Art Front Partnership (September 2010); "disorder" at the Print Center (2009); and "read" (2009) at the Crane Building.
Recently, her work has also been included in "The Book: A Contemporary View" (2010-2011) at yhe Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and yhe Center for the Arts Gallery at Towson University in Maryland, Landing Place (2010), Artes Portales, Spain; Multi-Dimensional Print Invitational at Nexus Center for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2010); and Paper Works! (2010) at Art in City Hall.
Susan White also served from 1999 until 2002 as the Assistant Director of the Print Center, a Philadelphia-based non-profit arts organization that focuses on printmaking and photography.
As an artist, my main interests lie in the manipulation of the book as an object. I enjoy taking books apart and re-assembling them to situate them into a new context. I create installations that are "essentially" deconstructed books. I use manipulated book pages to create structures. Text, images and writing on the surface of the book pages are visible in parts. Marbleized endpapers are enlarged to become screenprinted forms that are wheatpasted to the walls creating an ethereal sense of movement and space. Text is often found in the form of small (1/4") rubber bumpers that contain words lifted from the pages of books. These small dots are arranged to form phrases or sentences, often composed during the installation process. The text evolves spontaneously and can resemble concrete poetry. I also carve into books to reveal words or phrases. The challenge lies in finding something in the text, title or appearance that I am able to play upon and highlight.
Class Schedule, Fall 2014
|W||04:00PM - 06:50PM||Intro to Non-Toxic Printmaking|