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       Susan Eder

Born in St. Louis, MO


1974Master of Fine Arts Degree, Ohio State University; sculpture major, drawing minor
1972Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Michigan; printmaking major, ceramics minor


1985-PresentArts & Letters, Ltd., Falls Church, VA; Vice President and Co-owner
1977-85North Adams State College, Massachusetts; Artist in Residence
1981, 1979Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Winter Study Instructor
1975-77State University of New York at Morrisville; Instructor
1972-74Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Graduate Teaching Associate


2013Strauss Fellowship, Visual Arts; The Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA
2012Semi-Finalist; The Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, Baltimore, MD
2009The Arts Council of Fairfax County, Strauss Fellowship/Visual Arts
2005Professional Artist Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
2000Virginia Commission for the Arts; Individual Artist Fellowship
1990Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA; Professional Artist Fellowship
1984Massachusetts Northern Berkshire Arts Council; Visual Artist Grant
1979National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; Visual Artist Fellowship
1976New York State Arts Council; CAPS Fellowship in Photography


2015"Mutations/Hide & Seek"; Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
2010"Reflexions"; Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
"Susan Eder: Aesop's Laboratory", Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA
2009"Strata", New Photographs, Susan Eder/Craig Dennis; Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
"Contemplating the Obvious: Photographic Studies by Susan Eder"; traveling under the sponsorship of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,   beginning 1994.
2005"Nothing Lasts Forever", New Photographs, Susan Eder/Craig Dennis; Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
2003Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC: Susan Eder/Craig Dennis: New Photographs; Collaborations
2002The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Richmond, VA: Sights/Seers
2000George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: I See You: Photographic Installations by Susan Eder
1998Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC: Insecta
1994Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC: Gods, Angels & Pyramids
1993The Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA: Solos/Installations
1991Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC: The Concept in Color
1987Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC: New Talent
1985Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO: Photographic Works
College of St. Rose, Albany, NY: Recent Photographic Works
1983Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY: New Photographic Works
1982Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY: Recent Photographs
Siegel Contemporary Art, New York, NY: New Photographs
1981Bennington College, Bennington, VT: Susan Eder: Photographs
1979Hampshire College, Amherst, MA: Susan Eder
Trinity College, Hartford, CT: New Works by Susan Eder
1978Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY: Photographic Works
1977Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA: Recent Photographs
Midtown Y Gallery, New York, NY: Recent Photographic Work
1976CEPA Gallery/Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY: Photographs by Susan Eder
Artists Space, New York, NY: Susan Eder


2014Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC: “Washington Art Matters II: 1940s–1980s”
2012-13The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ: “Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food”
2012Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: “The Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists Exhibition”
McLean Project for the Arts, Mclean, VA; “MPA at Fifty: 4 Perspectives”
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA: “Who We Are, Past and Present”
Longwood University, Farmville, VA: “More Than Meets the Eye: Photographs from the Permanent Collection”
2010-11Goucher College, Towson, MD: “Insectology”
2010"Catalyst"; Washington Project for the Arts, American University Art Museum, Katzen Center
2009"Letters, Words and Phrases"; Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
2006Taken for Looks"; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2004Creative Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD; The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
Signal 66, Washington, DC: Post Mortem
2003Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Food Matters (curator: Sarah Tanguy)
ArtSpace, Richmond, VA; Collected Evidence (curator: Elizabeth Schlatter)
2002The Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA; Contemporary Photography in Virginia
(curator: Susannah Koerber)
1999American Center for Physics, College Park, MD; Flowers and Insects (curator: Sarah Tanguy)
U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Praia, Cape Verde; U.S. Department of State;
Art in Embassies Program (curator: Diane Tepfer)
1998Arlington Art Center, Arlington,VA; ArtSites (curator: Kristen Hileman)
1997Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, VA; Selections from the Permanent Collection
(curator: Richard Waller)
The Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA; The Whereabouts of Beauty (curator: Deborah McLeod)
Longwood Center for the Arts, Farmville, VA; Virginia’s Photographers
(curator: Georgia Coopersmith)
1996Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Treasures for the Community: The Chrysler Collects,
1989-1996 (curator: Brooks Johnson)
The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Reclamation (curator: JW Mahoney)
1995School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD; Spring 1995 Exhibition (curator: Amada Cruz)
1994Corcoran Gallery of Art and Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Art Sites 6
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY: Consuming Passions: Food, Art, Culture
(curator: Sara Kellner)
1992International Center of Photography, New York, NY; Special Collections: The Photographic Order from Pop to
Now (Traveled internationally;
itinerary on request; curator: Charles Stainback)
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL; Plot (curator: Wendy Jacobs)
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA; Staged Interiors (curator: Karen Kesler)
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; WPA in the Hemicycle
1991Viafarini, Milan, Italy; Immagini Proiettate, U.S. and Italian Artists (curator: Laurie Palmer)
1988Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC; Alpha Numerics
1986Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; The RSM Collection
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Frames of Mind (curator: Scott MacDonald)
1984Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; Aspects of New Narrative Art
(Traveled nationally; curator: Deborah Balken)
State University of New York at Buffalo; Common Denominator
1979Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Seven Artists (curator: John Coffey)
1978Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY; Auction Exhibition
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY; Group Show (curator: Michael Walls)
1977Artists Space, New York City; Auction Exhibition (curator: Helene Winer)
1976Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY: Artists Use Photography
(curator: Charles Clough)
Midtown Y Gallery, New York, NY; Surface Appearances (curator: Ruth Breil)
1975Merriewold West, Far Hills, NJ; Projects in Nature: Eleven Environmental Works
(curators: Ed Fry and Nancy Rosen)


Art Papers, 7– 8/02; Eileen Mott
64 Magazine, 4/02; Deborah Abbey Kelly
Art Papers, 1 – 2/00; George Howell, 8/28/98; Glenn Dixon
Articulate, 10/98; Suzanne S. Summers
The Washington Post, 4/16/98; Ferdinand Protzman
Richmond Style, 3/3/97; Paulette Roberts-Pullin
San Francisco Times/Time Out, 6/22/94; Karen Hershensen
Port Folio, 7/5/94; Curtia James
Washington City Paper, 3/12/94; Martha McWilliams
After Image, 3/93; Nadine Lemmon
Washington City Paper, 3/11/93; Martha McWilliams
The Washington Post, 2/27/93; Mary McCoy
Chicago Reader, 2/19/93; Fred Camper
Museum & Arts Washington, 1/91; Paul Clements
Washington City Paper, 2/1/91; Alice Thorson
New Art Examiner, 3/88; Dan Cameron/10/87; Roger W. Gilroy
The Washington Post, 7/27/87; Henry Allen
The Washington Times, 7/17/87 and 7/2/87; Alice Thorson
Washington Museum & Arts, 7/87; Florence Rubenfeld
Utica Daily Press, 4/10/86; Jonas Kover
St. Louis Globe Democrat, 7/15/85; Sydell Pollack
The Boston Globe, 11/4/84; Robert Taylor
Albany Times-Union, 12/2/83; John Tarlton
Artforum, 11/82; Charles Hagen
The New York Times, 7/23/82; John Russell
Hartford Advocate, 3/7/79; Hannah Rubenstein
Arts Magazine, 5/78; Ellen Lubell
Buffalo Evening News, 11/11/77; Anthony Bannon
The Village Voice, 2/21/77; Fred McDarrah
The New York Times, 10/25/75; John Russell
Arts Magazine, 12/75; Jonathan Crary


Europa, cover, Issue #31, Dec. 2011–Jan. 2012; Emmanuel Lemoine, editor. Journal Europa, Nantes, France
“Insectology,” exhibition catalog, Laura Amussen, 2011; Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
“Letters, Words and Phrases,” exhibition catalog, Laura Amussen, 2009; Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Gastronomica, The Journal of Food and Culture, cover, Fall 2008; Darra Goldstein, editor. U of California Press, Berkeley, CA
“Taken for Looks,” exhibition catalog, Sarah Tanguy, 2006; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
“Masterpieces: A Celebration of Food and Art in Virginia,” Terry Ward Libby, 2005; p. 5. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
“Four Ways of Measuring the Distance Between Alchemy and Contemporary Art,” article by James Elkins in HYLE: International Journal
    for Philosophy of Chemistry, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2003, pp. 105–118; HYLE Publications, Karlsruhe, Germany
“Food Matters,” exhibition catalog, Sarah Tanguy, 2003; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
The Photo Review, Summer 2000; Stephen Perloff, editor, art selected by William Wegman;
The Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
Focus Magazine, #70, 1998; p. 16. Gruner Und Jahr/Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, Italy
Play With Your Food, Joost Elffers, 1997; p. 14. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, NY
ArtSites 98, exhibition catalog, Kristen Hileman et al, 1998; Washington Review
volume XXIV number 1, Washington, DC
See, A Journal of Visual Culture, 1:1, Winter 1995; pp.44-45. The Friends of Photography,
San Francisco, CA
A History of Women Photographers, Naomi Rosenblum, 1994; p. 250. Abbeville Press, New York, NY
Contemplating The Obvious: Photographic Studies by Susan Eder, exhibition brochure, Deborah
McLeod and Eileen Mott, 1994; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
ArtSites 6, exhibition catalog, Samuel Hoi et al, 1994; Washington Review volume XX number 1,
Washington, DC
Cloud Alphabet Address Book, Susan Eder and Craig Dennis, 1992; Galison Books, New York, NY
Special Collections: The Photographic Order from Pop to Now, exhibition catalog, Charles Stainback,
1992; International Center of Photography, New York, NY
WHITEWALLS, A Magazine of Writings by Artists, #18, Winter, 1988; cover and pp. 51-53.
WhiteWalls, Inc., Chicago, IL
Originals: American Women Artists, Eleanor Munro, 1979; p. 56 and 392. Simon & Schuster,
New York, NY
Aspects of New Narrative Art, exhibition catalog, Debra Balken, 1984; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Projects in Nature: Eleven Environmental Works, exhibition catalog, Ed Fry and Nancy Rosen, 1975;
Merriewold West, Far Hills, NJ


2006Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
2002Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC
2001Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC
2000George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Chatham Hall, Chatham, VA
1998National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Roanoke College, Salem, VA
1997University of Richmond, VA
1994Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC
1993Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1984Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
State University of New York at Buffalo
1983College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
1981Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1977Apeiron Photo Workshop, Millerton, NY
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY


Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Washington, DC
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
First National Bank of Boston, MA
Gannett Publishing Corporation, Arlington, VA
Hillstone Restaurant Group, Beverly Hills, CA
IBM Corporation, Baltimore, MD and Hartford, CT
LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
McCabe/Gordon, Boston, MA
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
RSM Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
Texaco USA, Houston, TX
Ed Tsoi Architects, Boston, MA
The University of Richmond, VA
The Urban Institute, Washington, DC