Susan Marie White (b. 1983) is an artist and mother. Raised by a painter/florist and an engineer in Connecticut, she spent her academic years studying mathematics, immersed in patterns and the abstract world. After a career in technology and data, she shifted her focus to more creative pursuits, earned a Director’s Fellowship and graduated from the Creative Practices program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City in 2021.
As a community member and parent of a child with special needs, she works to support other families with similar challenges to navigate the public school system. In 2018, she earned a certificate in Family Empowerment Advocacy to deepen her support for her children and her community.
Her primary mediums are lens-based and organic materials (namely, hair). Her work investigates personal narratives surrounding family, identity, memory, and loss. Her work has been exhibited at the Centrum Wielokulturowe in Warsaw, Poland and the inaugural Documentary Family Awards Exhibition 2017-2019 in Miami, FL as well as featured in online publications including Vanity Fair: Italia and Scary Mommy. Her work is currently on view in the online group exhibition for 2021 ICP graduates, This Was The Year That Was.
Susan lives and works from her home studio in Pleasantville, NY with her family.