About the Artist

Susan Gardner is a poet, painter, photographer and founding editor of Red Mountain Press.

In exploring meaning beyond image, she seeks out the true nature of transitory moments unfiltered by preconception to reveal the essential lyrical qualities of her subject matter. She obscures the boundary between visual and poetic form and by doing so greatly extends our view of natural reality. Her work bridges our sense of memory with a unifying sense of the present.

She has lived and worked in Asia, Mexico, Europe and North America and is the author of five books of poetry and a memoir. 

Invited to deliver the Cam Memorial Lecture at the New York Public Library, she was also honored to be granted a year in the Allen Room. She has presented programs at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Folger Library, extensive lectures and readings, and many exhibitions in museums and galleries. She has been invited to residencies at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Armaghkerrig, Ireland 2021, American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, 2018, 2019, Shankill Castle, Ireland 2017, Community for Creative Work, Truchas, New Mexico, 2015, Artscape, Toronto, 2008, 2009, Maryland Institute College of Art (Klots Residency), Rochefort-en-Terre, France, 2007, Can Serrat, Barcelona, 2004, and others in interesting places.

She has been a  scholarly researcher, teacher, house builder, and landscape designer.

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About the Artist

Susan Gardner is an internationally known poet, painter and photographer. She is the founding editor and publisher of Red Mountain Press.

In exploring meaning beyond image, she seeks out the true nature of transitory moments unfiltered by preconception. She reveals the essential lyrical qualities of her subject matter. She obscures the boundary between visual and poetic form and by doing so greatly extends our view of natural reality. Her work bridges our sense of memory with a unifying sense of the present.

She has lived and worked in Asia, Mexico and Europe as well as the United States and Canada, with numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries and extensive lectures and readings.

Invited to deliver the Cam Memorial Lecture at the New York Public Library, she was also honored to be granted a year in the Allen Room. She has presented programs at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Folger Library among many others.

She has authored six books including Lifted to the Wind Poems 1974-2015 (finalist for the Lascaux Prize, second for the Montaigne Medal, and the New Mexico Book Award), To Inhabit the Felt World (Eric Hoffer honorable mention for poetry), the bi-lingual Box of Light~Caja de Luz, Stone Music, Intimate Landscapes and a memoir, Drawing the Line~A Passionate Life (Eric Hoffer Book Award, honorable mention for memoir).

She has been a  scholarly researcher, teacher, house builder, and landscape designer.

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