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Susan Schmidt

Visual Arts Department

Associate Professor

M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University


Fields: Printmaking, artists' books, drawing,

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Office Phone: 508-793-2231
Office: Fenwick 440
Studio: Millard II, Printmaking Studio
PO Box: 60A


Susan Schmidt's work addresses the theme of family with its varied and unbounded configurations. Her recent artist's books have used themes from fairy tales to comment on contemporary childhood, interweaving traditional stories from the oral tradition with narratives from the present. Embedded in this work are themes of violence towards women, fierce loyalty between sisters and the shrewdness of girls. Schmidt works in various print media including etching, woodcut, pronto plate and monotype, and she enjoys making visual books that are unfolding and moveable.

She received her MFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University. Her studio is at Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA. Schmidt's prints and artist's books can be seen in group exhibitions including ReThink Ink: 25 years at the Mixit Print Studio, at the Boston Public Library and Defining Moments at Brickbottom Gallery.


  • Printmaking I
  • Low Tech Printmaking
  • Book Projects
  • Fundamentals of Drawing

Visual Arts course descriptions in the Holy Cross College Catalog>

Recent Work

Once there was & Once there was not, artist's book, 2013, etchings, pronto plates and digital components
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Student Work

Student Book Projects 2011
Student Books 2009 (Artists' Books and Writers' Tales, Co-taught with Susan Elizabeth Sweeney)
HEURE, Book Project with Anik Vinay, 2009