1959 Born, (twin) September 12 Boston, Massachusetts
1960 Family moved to Connecticut.
1978 Moved to California's Bay Area
1984 to 1989 employed at Deadalus, a paper conservation laboratory in Oakland, California.
1990 to 2004 became sole proprietor of 'Works on Paper', a conservation laboratory preserving works of art, as well as designing and producing artist’s books.
2002 to 2012 joined the Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute teaching courses, which focus on aesthetics in art practice, the embodied mind, constructions of space, topologies, artist’s books and visual autobiography.
2012 Moved from Berkeley, California to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Taught in Israel and Germany followed by a two month fellowship at Scoula Internazionale di Grafica, Venice Italy.
2014 Contributing Faculty at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
2016 Completed Doctorate U.C. Berkeley.
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2014 Artist Residency Fellowship, Venezia, Italy
2013 Regent's Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
2001 Eisner Prize for Photography, University of California, Berkeley
2001 University Merit Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
2000 Landmark: Artist in Resident, San Francisco, CA
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Solo Exhibitions

2014 Verniciatura, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Italy
2008 Nature Word ~ Verbe Nature, None Such Space, Oakland, CA
2004 Topologies, Scott Nicols Gallery, San Francisco CA
2002 Everyday Constellations, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley, CA
2002 In/Visible Cosmos, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Vessels of Light, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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Group Exhibitions

2017 Material Matters, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2017 Mostra, Piazza Vagnotti Gallery, Cortona, Italy
2014 Cameraless, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010 Unbound, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2006 The Photograph As Representation, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland
2004 Photo-Experimentalists: The Chicago School and Beyond, Scott Nichols, San Francisco, CA
2003 Early to Modern, Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford Univeristy, Stanford, CA
2003 The Cameraless Image, Photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Penumbra, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA
2002 Celebrating Teachers of Artist's Books, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
2002 Revealing the Mysteries: Artist's Books in the Bay Area, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
2002 Generative Art Conference, Politechnico di Milano Unversity, Milan, Italy
2001 Bay Area Emerging Artists, Mills Building, San Francisco, CA
2000 1:1, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Nothing But Time, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
1997 Coptic & Collage; Ancient Technique, Modern Application, New York Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Spencer Collection, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Heller Rare Book Room, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Prentice and Paul Sack Trust, San Francisco, California
University of California Berkeley Environmental Design Library
Yale Haas Book Art Collection, New Haven, Connecticut
Getty Research Institute, Special Collections, Santa Monica, California
Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, Connecticut
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Arroyo Flora. Susannah Hays. Venus Pencils, Santa Fe, 2105 (photo-eye Cat# ZG442)
Mesa Verde. Susannah Hays. Venus Pencils, Santa Fe, 2016
Chaco. Susannah Hays. Venus Pencils, Santa Fe, 2015 (photo-eye Cat# ZG443)
Wild Gourds. Susannah Hays. Venus Pencils, Santa Fe, 2015 (photo-eye Cat# ZG441)
Star Fields. Susannah Hays. Venus Pencils, Santa Fe, 2015 (photo-eye Cat# ZG440)
Between Cedar & Vine. Susannah Hays. Venus Pencils, Santa Fe, 2008 (photo-eye Cat# ZF879L)
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1978 - 1982 Mills College, BA Philosophy
  Studied with Anne Sherrill (Americanist)
1998 - 2000 San Francisco Art Institute, MFA in Photography
  Studied with Doug Hall and Ann Chamberlain
2000 - 2002 University of California, Berkeley, MA College of Environmental Design
  Studied with Tony Dubovsky (painter), Lewis Watts (photographer), and Galen Cranz (embodied designer)
2010 - 2016 University of California, Berkeley, PhD Philosophy
  Studied with Alva Nöe (philosopher), Lyn Hejinian (poet), and Trinh T. Minh-ha (filmmaker)

Favorite Photography Books

Camera Lucida, Roland Barthes
Words of Light, Eduardo Cadava
The photography of Gustave Le Gray, Eugenia Parry
Towards A Philosphy of Photography, Vilém Flusser

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