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Susannah Hays
updated: 08/28/2009
website: www.susannahhays.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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one sun, one apple, one day
fallen sky
empty bottle no. 6
empty bottle no. 1
mosaic
calla lily
eclipse
peace
sewing
skeletal leaf neg
water
seed leaf
cy twombly
plant day
chalk circle
 
Portfolio Keywords:  meditative
 
 
one sun, one apple, one day by Susannah Hays
one sun, one apple, one day
vandyke brown sunprint
july 8th 2006
14" x  69" 
fallen sky by Susannah Hays
fallen sky
gelatin silver print
2001
20" x  16" 
empty bottle no. 6 by Susannah Hays
empty bottle no. 6
gelatin silver photogram
2000
20" x  16" 
empty bottle no. 1 by Susannah Hays
empty bottle no. 1
gelatin silver photogram
2000
0" x  0" 
mosaic by Susannah Hays
mosaic
archival digital print
2008
14 " x  11 " 
calla lily by Susannah Hays
calla lily
p.o.p.sunprint
1998
10 " x  8 " 
eclipse by Susannah Hays
eclipse
gelatin silver print
2001
20" x  16" 
peace by Susannah Hays
peace
gelatin silver print
2006
Dimensions variable
sewing by Susannah Hays
sewing
gelatin silver print
2006
Dimensions variable
skeletal leaf neg by Susannah Hays
skeletal leaf neg
gelatin silver print
2001
20" x  16" 
water by Susannah Hays
water
gelatin-silver photogram
1998-2008
20" x  16" 
seed leaf by Susannah Hays
seed leaf
gelatin-silver photogram
2000
20" x  16" 
cy twombly by Susannah Hays
cy twombly
Gelatin-Silver print
2005
16 " x  20 " 
plant day by Susannah Hays
plant day
archival digital print
2008
14" x  11" 
chalk circle by Susannah Hays
chalk circle
archival digital print
2008
14" x  11" 

Artist Statement
An experimental photographer, Susannah's photographs reveal the essential interconnectedness of all systems in our universe - from the smallest leaf to the cosmos itself. Hays pursues repeating patterns, she follows the echoes of the organic within the inorganic, she sees shadow within form and form within shadow. She steps quietly in the footsteps of Henry Fox Talbot and other early pioneers of photographic image-making, looking for clues that connect a photographer with the essence of the medium and the motivation that lies deep within the impulse to photograph. Sensitive to both the language of photography and visual signifiers within her immediate surroundings her work is placed in the midst of a dynamic and imaginative exchange with our In/visible Cosmos.

Artist Bio / CV
Susannah Hays received her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and MA from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, where she was awarded the Eisner Prize for Photography in 2001. Faculty Lecturer at San Francisco Art Institute, Susannah’s teaching focuses on Materials & Methodology, Alternative & Historic Photographic Processes, Photo History and Artists’ Books. Her theory/discipline courses: Embodied Camera and Topologies, examine how the medium of photography functions to reconcile two disparate realities original to man: the force of mechanical apparatus and the shaping of in-formed, formless matter into authentic visionary representations. Represented by Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, her work can be found in notable collections, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Stanford University Green Library, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, Mills College Heller Rare Book Room, and Yale University Art Gallery.