Susan Osgood
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I am a painter who enjoys drawing and printmaking as well − there even my best efforts at control bring surprise and delight. I find that the process of making art is a form of travel, giving the sense of being in unfamiliar territory, and the wonder of discovery. My intent is to create images evocative enough to stop the viewer, conjuring up heightened awareness, and suspending the sense of time, replacing it with pure fascination.

Growing up in rural New Hampshire, I developed a deep love of the seasons and the natural world. In my artwork I am constantly gathering and gleaning from that time and place.

I studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where I was awarded scholarships and taught as an assistant drawing instructor in the Freshman Foundation and Summer Session Programs. Upon completing my degree, I moved to Vermont and taught art at the Community College of Vermont.

All the while, my goal was to be able to make my living by traveling and being an artist. Touring Egypt in 1979 gave me a taste for a foreign culture rich with layers of history and art. In 1985, I began working as an archaeological artist for the University of Chicago's project in Luxor, and have spent my winters drawing the ancient monuments and artifacts there ever since − an experience that continues to fuel and inspire.

In 1993 I received an artist grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The culminating body of paintings and drawings became an exhibition traveling to six major cities in Germany, where I have continued to exhibit.

My work has been exhibited widely and is in corporate and private collections around the world.