Susan Gardner is an internationally known poet, painter and photographer. She is the Founding Editor and Publisher of Red Mountain Press.She has authored six books including Lifted to the Wind Poems 1974-2015 (finalist for the Montaigne Medal), To Inhabit the Felt World (Eric Hoffer honorable mention for poetry) , the bi-lingual Box of Light~Caja de Luz, Stone Music, Intimate Landscapesand a memoir, Drawing the Line (Eric Hoffer Book Award, honorable mention for memoir).
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. Author of six books, she has been a house builder, scholarly researcher, teacher, and landscape designer.
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.In 2018 she will be a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. She has been invited to a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland, in 2019.
2017 Public radio interview on The Last Word with Abigail Adler, host.
2016 Public radio interview on The Last Word with Abigail Adler, host,