Susan Abrams


      Resident Artist Nexus/foundation for today’s art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010(July) Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA

2010      Abiding Ephemera, Nexus/foundation for today's art. Philadelphia, PA

2008      From Stillness, Nexus/foundation for today's art, Philadelphia, PA

2008      Silk Portraits, Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2007      Elevation, The Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2006      Cuttings, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

2005      Silver on Silk: Veiled Portraits, Nexus/foundation for today's art, Philadelphia, PA

2003Out of the Woods, Community Gallery Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2001Gallery at Boland Hall, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

2010Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography (  Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Katherine Ware , New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

2009Invasive Species, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

2009Onward, Project Basho ,Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Peter Barberie,  curator of Photography, PMA

2008     Photography27, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

2007Exhibit A Gallery, Asbury Park New Jersey

2007Contemporary Art On Paper,The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Curator: Innis Howe Shoemaker

2006Equinox, Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

2006Works on Paper, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA. Juror: Cornelia Butler, MOMA

2006Photography 25, Perkins Center for the Arts, Juror: Katherine Ware, PMA

2005Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA, Juror: Stephen Perloff

2005The Silver Garden, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Curator: Katherine Ware

2005Photography 24, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, Juror: Vicki Harris

2004Lasting Impressions: Works on Paper, Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ

2003Sculptural Prints, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Curator: Jacqueline van Rhyn.

2003Photography 22, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ,  Juror:  Deborah Bell

2002Lancaster Museum of Art, Photo National, Jurors: Therese Mulligan and Jeanne Verhulst

2002Maryland Federation of Art's 25th Art on Paper Exhibition, Juror: Stephen B. Phillips..

2001Spectra '01, Third National Photography Biennial, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT

2001Introduction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity Invitational Exhibit, Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2001Photography 20, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, Juror: Katherine Ware

2000The Print Center 74th Annual International Competition, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Therese Mulligan

1999Rice-Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1998Photo:Synthesis, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, Curator: Gabe Martinez

Selected Awards

2006Selected Artist, 2006-2007  Fleisher  Challenge Exhibitions

20054th Place Award, The Photo Review 21st Annual Photography Competition, Juror: David Schonauer, Editor, American Photo

2005First Prize for Photography, Art of the State, Juror: Lisa Tremper Hanover

2004Patron's Award, Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition

2004Selected  Image, The Photo Review 20th Annual Photography Competition Issue.
Juror: Katherine Ware, Philadelphia Museum of Art

20031st Place Award. The Photo Review, 19th Annual Photography Competition,
Juror: Bill Hunt, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, NY

20032nd Place Award. Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition

2001Juror's Award. Perkins Center for the Arts, Photography 20

2000Taws Award. The Print Center, 74th Annual International Competition

1999Art Bank Award. Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity, Millennial Exhibition


2003Hand Papermaking for Photography
Camera Arts, December, 2003/January, 2004.


Work is represented in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Free Library of Philadelphia, the corporate collections of McGraw-Hill, Merck & Co., as well as other business and private collections in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.