In the past 14 years, Susan has had 18 solo or 2-person shows and been in 177 group shows. See the exhibits page for a full listing.

People Walking. Version 2, published May 10, 2013. Digital imagery shot in April 2013.

Public Art Commission Completed, Augusta Lewis Troup School, New Haven, CT. Photo-montage mural depicting the history of the labor movement in New Haven, on wall facing entrance of newly renovated school. Commissioned by the City of New Haven Percent for Art Program. 5'-3" x 48', Porcelain Enamel on Steel. Budget: $42,690, installed April 2008. [Proposal] [Pictures of Installation] [New Haven Independent Article] [New Haven Indep. Article2]

Public Art Commission Completed, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Regional Headquarters, St. Cloud, MN. Four murals depicting current construction projects and DOT trucks and equipment. Commissioned by the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places. 2' high by varying widths (the longest being 24' wide), Digital High Pressure Laminate; installed February 2007. [Proposal] [Pictures of Installation] [MN % for Art Website]

Finalist (1 of 6), Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City, MO. Art in Transit project, artwork on glass of bus shelters, January, 2010. Budget: $90,000. Proposal to shoot imagery from the neighborhoods along the transit route. [Proposal]

Finalist (1 of 3), City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Gainesville, FL Art in Public Places Trust project, Public Works Administration Building, September 2009. Proposal to shoot Public Works employees at work.

Finalist (1 of 3), Sunset Park High School mural, Brooklyn, NY. Commisioned by NYC Department of Education Public Art in Public Schools Program and the NYC Percent for Art Program. Fall 2007. Budget: $175,000. Proposal to shoot imagery over a period of a year in the ethnically diverse neighborhood of Sunset Park. [Proposal]

Finalist (1 of 6), Frisco Heritage Museum, Frisco, TX. Mural celebrating Frisco history, Fall 2006. Proposal to shoot images of historic trains in motion or reinacted cattle drives (two topics of historical importance to the area). [Proposal]

Finalist, Airport Arts & Culture Program (Public Art), Indianapolis, IN. Proposal for four 10'x96' curved panoramas in the central Civic Plaza of the new airport, April 2005. Traveled to Indiana to shoot custom imagery for this project. [Proposal] [List of Finalists]

Finalist (1 of 4), 'The Big Picture' Public Art Project, City of Tampa, Project to document life/events in Tampa for one year, Dec. 2004.

Finalist (1 of 3), Public Art Project, University of Northern Iowa, Dining Hall Panels, April 2004. Traveled to Iowa to shoot custom imagery for this project. [Proposal]


3rd Place Award, Plastic Fantastic Show, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, June 2010. Annual Toy Camera exhibit. Juried by Lauren Henkin. ('J&N Feed Supply') [View Page]

Featured on website created by the people who make the Holga:, August 2009.

Third Place Award, Category: Non-Professional Editorial, Sub-Category: Sports, Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards. Online exhibit and inclusion in 2007 Lucie Awards coffee table book. Competition had 20,000 entries from over 90 countries. [Picture of Winning Image] [List of Winners]

First Place Award, Twelfth Annual Members Juried Show, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, April 2007. Juried by Michael Mazzeo, Peer Gallery. (4 pieces from the Halloween Parade series)

Mention Award, Images of Social Justice: Small Works, Big Heart, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 2006. ('Where is the Atomic Love')

Best of Show Award, Regime Change, A Shenere Velt Gallery of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Oct. 2004. ('Orange Jacket and Macy's') [Picture of Award]

Artist of the Month, Peter Harper Art, July 2004. [View Page]

3rd Place Award, SNAP 2004 National Photography Exhibition, Eastern New Mexico University, April 2004. Juried by Carol Squiers, curator at the International Center of Photography, NYC. ('Water Park and Clouds') [Picture of Catalog]

Honorable Mention, Texas Photographic Society's 19th Annual Members Only Show, Mar. 2004. Juried by Bill Wittliff. ('Skateboard Park, Arms Up') [Picture of Catalog]

Artist Showcase Winner, Manhattan Arts International, 20th Anniversary International Art Competition, Aug. 2003. [Manhattan Arts Webpage] [Artist Page]


'Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age', a book by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008. Chapter 7, 'Time, Space, Imagination, and the Camera', page 195. [On] [View Pages]

Light Leaks Magazine, 'Showcase: Susan Bowen', Issue 6, May 2007, pages 44-47. [Magazine Spreads], Portuguese photography website, 'Interview with Susan Bowen', May 1, 2007.

Photo Techniques Magazine, 'Film, Plastic, and Silicon: The Low-Tech High-Tech Images of Susan Bowen', Vol. 28, No. 3, May/June 2007, pages 20-23. [Magazine Spreads]

'Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity', a book by Michelle Bates, Focal Press, 2006, pages 46-49, 116-117. [On Amazon] [Book Spreads]

CD Cover, Reuben Radding, Fugitive Pieces, Pine Ear Music, Winter 2005. [CD Baby Review] [Paris Transatlantic Magazine Review]

CD Cover, Reuben Radding, Intersections, Pine Ear Music, Fall 2005. [View Cover] [Press Release] [CD Baby Review]

NY Arts Magazine, 'Tips and Picks', Volume 10 No. 3/4, March/April 2005, page 57.

The Surface Magazine, 'Language' issue, Feb. 10 - Apr. 10, 2005. (5 pieces from 'Dissent is Patriotic')

The Art Opportunities Book, July 2004. Photo: page 82, bio: page 114.

Readingground Magazine, Spring 2004 (Issue #4), Literary Magazine, Cover and two interior photos. [View Spread]

New Art International, Annual 2004; Book Art Press, Volume VIII 2003-2004: pages 34-35. [View Spread]


5 Person Show Review: Kelbs, Leo, '"Free Beer" at Safe-T-Gallery', Dumbo Paneling, #5/Vol. 3, July 2006. [View Article]

Interview: Storace, Linda, 'Photographer Focus: Susan Bowen', Positive Focus Website Interview, 8/13/05.

Solo Show Review: Schillaci, Kelle, 'Down on the Farm', Las Vegas City Life, 7/22/05. [View Review]

Group Show Preview: Sangweni, Yolanda. 'The Good, The Bad And the Ugly...'. 24/7, 5/9/05, page 14. [View Review]

Solo Show Interview: Chandler, Chip. 'Photo Exhibit is Monumental Art'. Amarillo Globe, 5/6/05, page 8. [View Interview]

Solo Show Review: Yowell, Erika. Art: 'Urban Fusions at Reed Whipple'. Las Vegas Mercury, 6/24/04. [View Review]

Solo Show Review: Twardy, Chuck, 'Fine Art: Fools for the City', Las Vegas Weekly, 6/24/04, page 52. [View Review]

Solo Show Review: Crosby, Gregory. 'Fusion Infusion', Las Vegas City Life. 6/17/04, page 44. [View Review]

Group Show Review: Seidel, Mitchell. 'Krappy Kameras Shoot Fine Prints'. New Jersey Star-Ledger, 3/15/03. [View Review]


Soho Photo Gallery, (Cooperative Gallery), 15 White St., Tribeca, NYC, 212/226-8571


Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, NAWA Collection, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesburo, TN
Photomedia Center, Belmont, MA


Atlanta, City of, Public Art Registry
Austin Art in Public Places, ASAP!
Boston Art, Art Consultancy
Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), Artist Registry
BWAC, Image Bank
Calgary, City of, Public Art Program Artist Roster
Chicago Public Art Program, City of Chicago Artist Registry
Las Vegas, City of, Arts Commission, Artist Registry
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Artists Registry
Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, Percent for Art Artist Registry
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Archives on Women Artists
New Haven, City of, Percent for Art Program Artist Registry
New York, City of, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art Program Artist Slide Registry
Nine Dot Arts, Corporate Art Consulting Firm Registry
Rotunda Gallery, Rotunda Artist Registry
San Jose, City of, Pre-Qualified Artist Pool
UrbanArts Registry, Artist Registry


Professional Women Photographers
Professional Photographers of America
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition


BA: Allegheny College (studio art/photography)
BFA: Corcoran School of Art (graphic design)
Graduate Studies: Pratt Institute (industrial design)


Susan is also a computer programmer by trade. She is employed by a small consulting company that works primarily in the music industry.

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