Susan Joy Share

portrait of Susan Joy Share, holding a pencil and a metal triangle.


Susan Joy Share’s artwork combines sculpture, painting, bookbinding, sewing and collage. Her abstract architectural forms, figures and pop-ups are colorful and kinetic. Susan worked in book conservation at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and has taught at the Center for Book Arts, NYC; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO; and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME. Her work is in collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Brooklyn Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Jaffe Center and Anchorage Museum. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

Susan Joy Share’s work was exhibited in:

30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University.

Susan Joy Share: Books Props Collages
An exhibition Of Susan Share’s work, including a variety of objects that transform from book-like structures into full-body costumes, masks, musical instruments or painted scenes.

1991 Spring/Summer Faculty Show

Book Arts in the USA
an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America

Signatures: Bookworks by Women
co-sponsored by NY Women’s Caucus for Art

1998 Member Exhibition

Book Artchitecture
an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content.

Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
an exhibition at The New York Public Library

A DOZEN DAYS: Expanded Stacks Compressed
a series of small-scale book art exhibitions

Book Makers
Center for Book Arts first five years.

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