Susan Pease Porter

(207) 766-5260

Email:   susan@addisonwoolley.com


Photographic Exhibitions

October 4 thru November 25th, 2007 – A Season Under the Sun: Documentary Photographs from Maxwell’s FarmSolo Exhibition. The Art Gallery at the University of New England, Lower Level Gallery, Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME.  35 silver gelatin prints intermingled with handwritten text on the wall – overheard phrases from the field – documenting the 2005 growing season of the Cape Elizabeth, ME. family vegetable farm.

August, 2007 – Art at the Cathedral (see below).

November 2nd & 3rd , 2006 – St. Luke’s Art Show, Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland, ME.   Exhibited silver gelatin prints as part of fundraiser.

September 2006 – A Season Under the Sun (see below).  Maxwell’s Farm Market, Cape Elizabeth, ME.

August 2006 – A Season Under the Sun (see below).  The Inn on Peaks Island, Peaks Island, ME.

July 21st through 27th, 2006 – A Season Under the Sun:  Preview photographs of the Maxwell’s Farm Documentary.   Gem Gallery, Peaks Island, ME.  Twenty silver gelatin prints from the documentary in progress.

May 2006 – 3 Photographers at 3Fish; 3Fish Gallery, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME.  Susan Porter – New Orleans – Night and Day; Arthur Fink – Dancers & Dead Fish; Arunas Bukauskas – Jurga – Intimate Portraits over Time.  Porter, 18  silver gelatin prints; Fink, digital prints; Bukauskas, silver gelatin prints.

May 2004 – Photograph selected as part of Area Artists Collection, Albright Knox Gallery (see May 2003 below).  Silver gelatin print, Whaleback, Peaks Island, Maine.

May 4 – June 7, 2004 – Two photographs in Still Life – Secrets that Objects Share; Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY.  Curated by Lin Xia Jiang, Chair, Fine Arts Department, Buffalo State College.  Silver gelatin prints, Study in Porcelain and Light #2, Study in Porcelain and Light #3.

May 2003 – One photograph selected as part of Area Artists Collection, the Rental-Sales Gallery, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY.  Submission is by invitation only.  Photograph remains part of the collection for one year.  Digital color print, Reflections Buffalo #5.

March 2003 – One photograph in Hey America, You’re So Fine. You’re So Fine You Blow My Mind.  America. Hallwalls Members Exhibition, Buffalo, NY.  Silver gelatin print, Heart and Soul – Ground Zero, 2002.

March 2003 – One photograph in juried Members Exhibition, Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY.  Curated by Laurene Buckley, Ph.D., Director, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY.  Digital color print, Reflections Buffalo #5.

January and February 2003 – Three photographs in What’s Love Got To Do, Got To Do With It, Valentine Exhibit at Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY.  Juried by gallery director, Don Siuta.  Silver gelatin prints, How Do We Know What Love Is #1, #2 and #3.

September 2002 – One photograph in Out of the (Red, White and) Blue, Western New York Artists Remember September 11th.  Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY.  Juried by gallery director, Don Siuta.  Silver gelatin print, sandwiched negative, America’s Front Porch accompanied by poem, For A New Day.

Summer 2001 – One photograph in Photography in Western New York, Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY.  Juried by Anthony Bannon of George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.  Silver gelatin print, Reflections Buffalo, #4.

March 2001 – Three photographs and poem in Graduate Students’ Exhibit, UB Graduate Students Gallery, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.  Three liquid emulsion prints on watercolor paper and a poem consisting of three silver gelatin prints of text mounted on burlap covered foam core, At 87: My Mother’s Struggle with Blindness and Independence.

November 1-30, 1997 – Solo Exhibition, Bluebonnet Regional Library, Baton Rouge, LA.  65 silver gelatin prints, Downtown Baton Rouge: A Fragile Legacy.

Summer, 1997 – Photographs accepted to show on consignment throughout summer.  Peaks Island Gallery, Peaks Island, ME.

Fall 1997 – Three photographs in Members Exhibition, Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME.  Silver gelatin prints.

1997 – Invited to submit photographs for use in corporate art loan program, Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME.

Photograph on display in law office of Campbell & Associates, Portland, ME., since 1997.

February 1997 and February 1998 - Photographs contributed to Louisiana Sinfonietta Annual Gala and Silent Auction.

Photographs on display at Black Forest Restaurant, Baton Rouge, LA., since December 1996.

Published Articles in Photographic Periodicals

“A Tribute to A.E. Woolley, Jr.,” Peterson’s PHOTOgraphic; February 1998; pp. 98-99.

“In Memory: A.E. Woolley, Jr.,” The Photo Review; Spring/Fall 1997; pp.50-51.

Published Photographs

Summer, 1997 - Photographs of Danforth Gallery exhibits used in reviews in: Portland PressHerald, Portland, Maine; Casco Bay Weekly, Portland, Maine; and York County Coast Star, York County, Maine.

Winner, Peaks Island Mercantile Black & White Calendar Contest, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2002.

Author photograph for book jacket, Cheap Seats: The Democratic Party’s Advantage in U.S. House Elections by James E. Campbell (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1996).

Author and cover photographs for book jacket, The American Campaign; U.S. Presidential Campaigns and the National Vote by James E. Campbell (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2000.)

Teaching and Lectures

Taught History of Photography course, AEW College of Photography and Communication, Baton Rouge, LA., Spring semester, 1998.  Also assisted in administration of school, after the death of its founder, A.E. Woolley.  The school closed shortly thereafter.

November, 2002 – Lecture and slide presentation, Art Dialogue Gallery/Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY.  Photography 1890-1920: Alfred Stieglitz and Friends and the Rise of Modern Art in America.

As a graduate student at University at Buffalo, SUNY (2000-2004) gave slide presentation/lectures as class projects:  Roy Stryker and the Farm Service Administration Photographers;  W. Eugene Smith: WWII, Life Magazine and Minimata; From Cave Art to Buffalo Wall Art;  Alfred Stiegltiz, 291 and Early 20th Century Modernism;  Fifteen Minutes with Andy [Warhol];  Exploding Nudes and Immoral Fountains: The Scandals of Marcel Duchamp;  The Photographs of Sally Mann, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Jock Sturges: Art or Exploitation?.

Other Activities

Assisted in organizing, curating and mounting a commemorative exhibit of A.E. Woolley, Jr.’s photographs at Images: The Photographers’ Place, Baton Rouge, LA., December 1997.  Faculty and student photographs included as part of exhibit.

Served as part-time fundraiser for Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME., Fall 1997 – Spring 1998.  Project involved seeking underwriters for videos featuring Maine artists to be shown on Maine Public Television and distributed as arts-in-education tools throughout the Maine Public School System.

1994-1995 – As agent, represented two visual artists:
- Carrie Munson of Washington, D.C. – Oil on canvas
- David Tull of Washington, D.C.  Acrylic on canvas and found objects
Munson’s work exhibited at Herr-Chambliss Fine Arts Gallery; Hot Springs, Arkansas through 1997.

Worked in public and government relations and advertising: NYC; Washington, DC – 1978-1994 including The National Endowment for the Arts.

Volunteered and/or served on Boards of Directors for various arts, service and professional organizations in New York City, Washington, D.C., Baton Rouge, LA. 


Master of Arts and Humanities, University at Buffalo SUNY, Buffalo, New York; June 2004.  Interdisciplinary program in text/image collaboration.  Creative thesis project – The C Street Stories – a compilation of poems, photographs and prose pieces that comprise a memoir. 

AEW College of Photography and Communication; Baton Rouge, LA.; 1995-96.

78th Street Theatre Lab; New York, NY; June 1979 through December 1981.

The George Washington University; Washington, DC; Bachelor of Arts 1977.

Montgomery [Junior] College; Rockville, MD; 1972-1974.