I received a B. A. degree in Art and Philosophy from the University of New Mexico, with coursework in photography, Chinese brush painting, and the philosophy, history, art and language of East Asia. Following that, I received an M. A. degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University in Canada. I worked as a conservator for the Smithsonian Institution’s museums of Asian art, and in that role I frequently traveled to East and Southeast Asia; at the same time I continued with my pursuit of photography. These experiences led me to a style that combines photographic methods with my sense of the aesthetic of East Asian ink paintings in order to create simple, black-and-white or mutely colored images. My aim is to see and photographically capture the inherent beauty and interest in nature that is present in our everyday surroundings. My work has been in various group exhibits in the Washington, D.C. area and nationally, and I am represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. I live and work in Maryland.
Susan Calloway Fine Art