Born Louisville, KY

Currently lives and works in Louisville, KY




2012 Master of Fine Arts with Honors, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: Printmaking, Minor: Intermedia

2011 Master of Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: Printmaking, Minor: Sculpture

2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Major: Printmaking




Artist in Residence, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, KY


Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art, Community Foundation of Louisville, Hadley Pottery, and Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY


Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Award, Springfield Art Museum: Prints U.S.A. 2011
juried exhibition, Springfield, MO

Paula Patton Grahame Scholarship, University of Iowa

Len Everett Excellence Scholarship, the Art Guild of Burlington and University of Iowa

Strategic Initiative Scholarship, University of Iowa

Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence, purchase prize, University of Iowa


Work-study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence, purchase prize, University of Iowa

Len Everett Excellence Scholarship, the Art Guild of Burlington and University of Iowa


Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence, purchase prize, University of Iowa

Lucinda Mendenhall Wilde Award, University of Iowa


Post-Baccalaureate Thesis Award, Cornell University


David R. Bean Prize, Cornell University
Scholarship for semester abroad in Rome, Italy


Ann Higbie Memorial Prize, St. James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY





Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Press: Artist and Machine

Kentucky Derby Museum, Impressions: The Art of the Race, Louisville, KY, Curator: Dominic Guarnaschelli

Huff Gallery, Sustain Invitational, Spalding University, Louisville, KY, Curator: Joyce Ogden

849 Gallery, 13 Artists, Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, KY, Curator: Valerie Sullivan Fuchs



Louisville Visual Arts Association, public @ PUBLIC, Louisville, KY, Executive Director:
Shannon Westerman



SHYRABBIT Contemporary Arts Gallery, SHYRABBIT Print International 3: International Juried Online Exhibition, Juror: Juergen Strunck,Professor of Art, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas USA

Benedictine University, Mid America Print Council Fall 2011 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Lisle, IL. Juror: Andrew DeCaen, Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking, University of North Texas

Liu Haisu Art Museum, Collision and Equilibrium – American Youth Printmaking Exhibition, Shanghai, China

Springfield Art Museum, Prints U.S.A. 2011, Springfield, MO. Juror: Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Award.

Market-Dubuque Gallery, Graduate Art Congress Exhibition, Iowa City, IA
Juror: Eric Asboe, co-organizer of Public Space One, Iowa City, IA


ONE AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS (two-person shows marked with asterisk*)


Louisville Photo Biennial: Revelry Gallery, Fight or Flight, Louisville, KY



Levitt Gallery, The Heart of the Park, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA



Printmaking Staging Space, Preliminary Investigations at City Park, Iowa City, IA

Printmaking Staging Space, Guardians: Care-taking and Place-making on St. James Court, Iowa City, IA

201 Studio Arts, The Tesseract Archive Presents: The University of Iowa Graduate Printmakers: 2009-2010, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Printmaking Staging Space, The Tesseract Archive Presents: A History of the Printmaking Staging Space, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Studio Arts, The Tesseract Archive Presents: Studio Arts in a Series of Moments, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

* Mellwood Arts Center, And They're Off!, Louisville, KY



The Sculpture Gallery, Mechanical Animation Device, Iowa City, IA



Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning Center, Bound By the Letter, New York, NY

The Experimental Gallery, Walking in Your Landscape, Ithaca, NY



* Tjaden Gallery, Mighty Aphrodite, Ithaca, NY




Art Building West Gallery, At Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA



Printmaking Staging Space, PROOF: An Exhibition of Work from the University of Iowa's Graduate Printmakers, Iowa City, IA



Weber Gallery, Locally Grown: Emerging Artist Winners of the St. James Scholarship
Competition, Louisville, KY

Marshall Arts Center, Five Hundred and Thirty-One, Memphis, TN



Chicago Printmakers' Collaborative, Exquisite Matrix, Chicago, IL

On Look Films: Art Night, Chicago, IL

Chicago Printmakers' Collaborative, Inkdrops Keep Falling on My Head, Chicago, IL

Chicago Art Department, 200 Lincolns, Chicago, IL

Market-Dubuque Gallery, Showcasing Graduate Sculpture, Iowa City, IA

South Gallery, Fit to Print, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Drewelowe Gallery, Systems of Circumstance, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Impact 6, Art Dialogues: Rabbit Saves the World, Part II, Bristol, UK

Chicago Printmakers' Collaborative, 20th Annual International Small Print Show, Chicago, IL

Southern Graphics Council Conference, Mind the Gap, Chicago, IL



Chicago Printmakers' Collaborative, 19th Annual Small Print Show, Chicago, IL



Hartell Gallery, Cornell in Rome: Works from 2006-2007, Ithaca, NY



Palazzo Lazzaroni, Cornell in Rome, Rome, Italy




Elizabeth Kramer, “Artist Susanna Crum Chosen for New Louisville Visual Art Prize,” Courier-Journal, June 10.

Elizabeth Kramer, “A $5,000 Grant Reinforces Artist’s Decision to Make Her Career in Louisville”, Courier-Journal, June 23.

Erin Keane, “Susanna Crum Awarded Inaugural M.A. Hadley Visual Art Prize,” WFPL News, Louisville, KY, June 10.

Erin Keane, “LVAA Opens New Gallery on Whiskey Row,” WFPL News, Louisville, KY,


Sarah E. Buhr and Elizabeth Wyckoff, “Prints U.S.A. 2011,” Springfield Art Museum, (catalogue).

Teresa Parker, “Susanna Crum’s Print Technology Revisiting Victorian Era,” That’s Inked Up, Dec 5.

Sage Dawson, “Susanna Crum: Hybridizing Past and Present,” Printeresting, Sep 8.


Carol Mueller, “Linking Arms & Opening Doors,” Weber Gallery, (catalogue).

Jo Anne Triplett, “Event Horizon: Daily Staffpicks,” Louisville Eccentric Observer, April 28.


The Louisville Review, cover image, Spalding University, Louisville, KY. Vol. 64.


Eliot Singer,A Friendship Forms an Exhibit in Tjaden,” The Cornell Daily Sun, Oct 19.



2013-present - Adjunct Assistant Professor Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, KY
Drawing I, Fall 2013
Abstract Drawing and Systems, Spring 2014
Narrative Drawing Including the Graphic Novel, Fall 2014
Self-Publishing and Production, Fall 2014

2014 - Curator, Armatures of Audubon: Contemporary Constructions and Ecologies
Kentucky School of Art, 849 Gallery

2012-2014 - Museum Administrator 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Responsibilities included design and layout of exhibition labels, planning and arranging local events, artist lectures, and community partnerships, giving weekly tours to visitors and student groups, conducting research for upcoming exhibitions, managing travel arrangements for visiting artists and exhibition installation, ordering supplies and materials, processing and reporting department expenses.

2012 - Co-curator: The Iowa Print Archive
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2011-12 - Graduate Teaching Assistant – Instructor of Record University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Introduction to Printmaking Fall 2011/Spring 2012
Print media covered: intaglio, monoprint/monotype, plate lithography, reduction woodcut, and digital imaging. Responsibilities included: developing class syllabus, handouts, presentations, class schedule, and grading. Instructional methods included: in-class demonstrations, group critiques, slide lectures, and incorporation of digital software with traditional printmaking techniques.

2012 - Instructor, Stir Fry Project
Sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, this community-based
collaborative project used printmaking, animation, and music to explore how people resettle in new communities and cultures. Iowa residents who participated in the project were from as far as Liberia, Togo, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.  Project responsibilities: recorded and edited sound, conversations, and interviews with participants. Taught stop-motion animation, digital camera use, and monotype printmaking processes to participants. Filmed and edited stop-motion animation.

2009-12 - Graduate Research Assistant: Collection Management
Iowa Print Archive, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Fall 2009 – Spring 2012)
Developed and designed a digital collection database, conducted collection care and organization, documentation, curatorial projects, planned the facilities and technological resources for the collection’s future location.

2010-11 Wood Shop Monitor
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)
Monitored wood shop equipment and tools, assisted students in class projects.

2010 - Co-curator: Open House: An Exhibition of Prints from the Archive
Iowa Print Archive, Oakdale Campus, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2008 - Art sales consultant
Atlas Galleries, Chicago, IL
Curated and hung exhibitions of master and contemporary prints for retail gallery, sold contemporary lithographs, etchings, and paintings to local and international art collectors.

2007 - Intern for Creative Director
Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY (June – August 2007)
Restored an outdoor sculpture, led tours of the facility, and organized and collected donations for an annual art fundraiser.




Printing assistant to Piotr Szyhalski, visiting artist. Screen print, edition of 30.

Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop
Mezzotint with Instructor Lari R. Gibbons, Vermillion, SD

Collection Care and Management Workshop
With instructor Rachel-Ray Cleveland, of Cleveland Conservation of Art on Paper, Inc., Laurel, Maryland. Conducted at Iowa Print Archive, Iowa City, IA

Hamilton Wood Type Museum Workshop
Wood type workshop with Director Jim Moran, Two Rivers, WI

Printing assistant to Randy Bolton, visiting artist. Screen print, edition of 50

Printing assistant to Adriane Herman, visiting artist. Photolithograph and woodcut with CNC router.


Printing assistant to Nichole Maury, visiting artist. Screen print and monotype.

Animation workshop collaborator
Tiny Circus, Grinnell, IA

Printing assistant to T.L. Solien, visiting artist. Mixed media prints.

Penland School of Crafts
Kinetic Wood Sculpture with Instructor Matthew Hebert, Penland, NC


Chicago Printmakers’ Collaborative
Studio member, Chicago, IL (August 2008 – July 2009)


Crown Point Press Summer Workshop
Photogravure with Instructor Emily York, San Francisco, CA


Cornell in Rome
Palazzo Lazzaroni, Rome, Italy (August – Dec 2006)


Collaborative Book Arts Workshop
With instructors Margot Ecke and Elisabeth Meyer, Wells College, Aurora, NY




Mary Anderson Art Center, Mount St. Francis, IN


Tiny Circus, collaborative animation workshop, Grinnell, IA
Facilitated two community-based stop-motion animation workshops at local youth organizations in Grinnell and Iowa City, IA


Mary Anderson Art Center, Mount St. Francis, IN




Place and Process
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

Placemaking: The Heart of the Park
Augusta State University, Augusta, GA


Career Workshop
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA




Equilibrium: Southern Graphics International Council Conference, St. Louis, MO


Mark/Remarque: Southern Graphics International Council Conference, Philadelphia, PA
New World/Old World: Mid American Print Council Conference, Minneapolis, MN


Global Implications: Southern Graphics International Council Conference, Chicago, IL



Software Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Filemaker Pro, Laser Works, Final Cut Pro, Sound Track Pro, Logic, AccuRip, Blackboard and other digital classroom management software.

Photography 35mm and digital photography, scanning, editing, lighting and documenting 3D and 2D artwork.

Woodworking Table saw, standard and compound miter saw, band saw, drill press, sanders, planer, jointer, circular saw, jig saw, hand tools.

Serigraphy Traditional water-based processes, digital and hand-drawn films.

Intaglio Traditional and alternative processes. Copper, steel, and zinc plate etching, photomechanical processes (photogravure and Imagon), acid mixing (nitric and ferric), hard and soft ground processes, spit bite, aquatint (rosin and spray paint), drypoint techniques (mezzotint, engraving, needle etching, roulette), color printing (traditional and non-toxic), multiple registration systems.

Lithography Stone and aluminum plate, photomechanical, non-toxic polyester plates (Pronto and Smart Plates), transfer techniques, acid tinting, transposition, color printing, precision deletion and selective graining, multiple registration systems.

Relief Wood, linoleum, sintra, reduction color printing, jig-saw and stencil techniques, multiple registration systems, laser cutter and CNC router carving techniques.

Monotype Oil and water-based inks, collographic techniques, multiple registration systems, pressure printing.

Letterpress Setting and printing wood type.

Book Arts Japanese stab binding, single and double-needle Coptic stitch binding, long stitch binding.

Painting Acrylic, oil, watercolor, canvas stretcher construction.

Other Gallery installation, archival collection management and database creation and maintenance, frame construction and assembly.