Art in Embassies – Susan Wides

Kaaterskill Creek
Kaaterskill Creek

Kaaterskill Creek, 2005

Chromogenic print

40 x 50 in. (101,6 x 127 cm)

Courtesy of the artist and Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, New York

Small 320 (320 x 213)

Medium 500 (500 x 333)

Large 2048 (2048 x 1365)

Biography – Susan Wides

Susan Wides
Susan Wides

In the foreword of The Hudson Valley From Mannahatta to Kaaterskill, Michael Botwinick, Director of the Hudson River Museum, wrote about Wides: “What is compelling about her work is the visual vocabulary she creates. She allows us to see the ways in which she mines a century of American landscape painting to create a context for her own work. Using photography, that most accessible of media, she teases us with images — familiar and solid. Almost too late do we notice the brilliance of her composition, the subtlety of her framing, and the changeability of her focal planes. Again and again, when confronted with her work, our first reaction is to see it as real, and only later do we wonder if it is artificial. It is her mastery of all the elements of the image that forces us to see her work as new.”

Susan Wides studied at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts with a specialization in photography. Solo exhibitions include The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers; The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz; and Urbi et Orbi Galerie, Paris. Group exhibitions include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The High Museum, Atlanta; and The Municipal Art Society, New York. Work by the artist is held in many public collections, including The International Center of Photography, New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Art Museum of Princeton University; La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College; The Norton Museum of Art, FL and the Museum of The City of New York. Recent publications include Horizontal New York (Rizzoli), by Marla Hamburg Kennedy, and New York in Color (Abrams) by Robert Shamis. Wides regularly contributes to magazines, such as Harpers and New York. Her work recently appeared on the cover of Performance New York, the 100th issue of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. Wides is also the Director and Curator of ‘T’ Space, a non-profit exhibition space in the Hudson Valley.