36 Views at the Seawall: Reconstruct | Reconsider
60 x 84 Monotypes, monoprints, etchings cut and collaged hung from Asian paper scrolls, 2013.
Susan Denniston is a painter, printmaker, and mixed media artist.
Her work contemplates the challenges, ambiguity, and grace of a world in which things are not always quantifiable and clear. It acknowledges our fragility, vulnerability, and certain impermanence.
The inherent messiness and imperfection of human connection is often imbedded in her process of layering, scrubbing away, revealing glimpses of what lies beneath; making marks, making corrections, making connections, making amends. Leaving a trace.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Denniston received her BA from Bates College. In 2000, after 20 years in the medical software field, she left to pursue her interest in art. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art; the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown.
She has studied etching at Studio Camnitzer near Florence, Italy and has returned several times for residencies. In 2012, she completed a summer residency at Full Tilt Print Studio. She was a visiting artist at Wheaton College in 2013.
Her work is regularly seen in regional art museums, college and university art galleries, and has been selected by curators from the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Art Institute of Chicago, as well as artists, professors, and gallery owners. She has won numerous awards.
Denniston served as president of MGNE from 2008-2010 and currently serves as treasurer and executive board member of Boston Printmakers, a 65-year-old North American print organization.
She is a juried artist member of National Association of Women Artists, Boston Printmakers, Cambridge Art Association, South Shore Art Center and belongs to Full Tilt Print Studio.