Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen was born in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a B.A. degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Texas Woman’s University. She was a 1995 fellow at the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University and a 1999 recipient of the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship at Houston Center for Photography. Sponsler-Carstarphen’s works have been shown in Seoul, South Korea; Panama City, Panama; and in many US cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Fort Worth, Denton and Dallas. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Korean American Museum in Los Angeles and Texas Instruments in Dallas, as well as in several private collections. Her work is also included in numerous publications.
Susan lives in Richardson, Texas and has been a photography faculty in the School of the Arts at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas since 2015.