About

Susan Moldenhauer, Whatfest 2016

Susan Moldenhauer, Whatfest 2016

My work in photography spans 30 years. I have explored different ideas and ways of image-making that have embraced advancing technology, the landscape as a foundational element, the search for aesthetic and poetic experiences, and a continuing questioning of how to make sense of the world in the split-second magic of photography. I work in series, which currently include iPhone panoramas; images made from my Wyoming home combined with personal, national, and international news of the day (View from Home); musicians (Nocturne); pinhole; and a collaboration with an artist and a dancer (Sequencing Through Time and Place).

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions (selected)

2011        Composition from the Land: Egypt, Synergy Gallery, Laramie, WY

2009        Place | Mind | Spirit, photographs by Susan Moldenhauer, Brayham Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2007        Place | Mind | Spirit, recent photographs by Susan Moldenhauer, Brayham Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2006        Translucence / Transparency, New Work by Blinn Jacobs and Susan Moldenhauer, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

2005        Place, Mind, Spirit—Susan Moldenhauer, photographs, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2005        Place, Mind, Spirit—Susan Moldenhauer, photographs 1988 – 2004, Rosenthal Gallery of Art, Albertson College, Caldwell, ID

2004        Touchstone: New Work by Wendy Bredehoft and Susan Moldenhauer, Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie, WY (two person)

2003        Landscapes of Mind and Place, Phototroph Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

2001        Landscapes of Mind and Place, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2000        Landscapes of Mind and Place, Western Wyoming College Gallery, Rock Springs, WY

1999        Landscapes of Mind and Place, Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY (catalog)

1999        Desert Varnish and Other Works, Big Red Gallery, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

1997        Desert Varnish, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

1995        Desert Varnish, One West Contemporary Art Center, Fort Collins, CO

1994        Desert Varnish, Goodstein Gallery, Casper College, Casper, WY

1994        Desert Varnish, Wyoming Arts Council Gallery, Cheyenne, WY

1992        New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

1991        The Michie Building Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1990        Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX

1989        Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

1989        Piedmont VA Community College Art Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1988        McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

1987        Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

1985        Blue Sky Gallery, Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, OR

1984        The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

1984        Greystone Gallery, Riverdale, NY

1984        Graphics Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME

1983        Photography Gallery, University of Denver, CO

1982       Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2019       Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine, New Work by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson, Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, Cheyenne, WY

2018       Touchstone Laramie 2018, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Laramie, WY

2018       SWEET, Golden, Delicious: NIU Studio and Design Alumni Artists, NIU Art Museum, Dekalb, IL (invitational)

2018        Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine, New Work by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson, Lander Art Center, Lander, WY (publication)

2018        Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine, New Work by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (publication)

2018       Rendezvous 2018, Mystery Print Gallery, Pinedale, WY and Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, Cheyenne, WY (juried)

2017        Art5 | Pipeline Artist Project, The Boarding House Gallery, Laramie WY

2017        Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, curator (publication)

2017        Art5 | Pipeline Artist Project, Mystery Print Gallery, Pinedale, WY

2017        Place | Setting, 12 Wyoming Women Artists, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC (invitational)

2016        Touchstone Laramie 2016, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Laramie, WY

2015        Ley Lines: Intersecting Conversations, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; hlhix, curator (publication)

2014        Sequencing through Time and Place: Venice, New Work by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, and Margaret Wilson, Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY (publication)

2014        Wyoming Art Party, Laramie, WY traveled to the Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY and Lander Art Center, Lander, WY (invitational)

2014        Photography by Women: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Art, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

2014        Touchstone Laramie 2014, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Laramie, WY

2012        Touchstone Laramie 2012, Ramada Inn, Laramie, WY

2011        Sequencing through Time and Place: Ucross | London | Fort Laramie, an experimental series of exhibitions by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Margaret Wilson, and Susan Moldenhauer, Gallery 211, Laramie, WY

2011        Within the Landscape/the Landscape Within, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, OH; Charles Beneke, curator (catalog)

2011        In the Presence of Trees, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY (publication)

2010        Touchstone Laramie 2010, Ramada Inn, Laramie, WY

2010        UW Coe Library Invitational, Laramie, WY (publication)

2010        Ucross Foundation:  Twenty-Seven Years of Visual Artist Residencies, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY (publication); traveled to the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY (invitational)

2009        CONTACT Photography Fair, Toronto, Canada (publication)

2008        Touchstone Laramie 2008, Ramada Inn, Laramie, WY

2006        Touchstone Laramie 2006, Ramada Inn, Laramie, WY

2005        Touchstone 2 + 3, Open Studio and Sale, Laramie, WY

2000        Photographic Imagination, Here Here Gallery: A Shelter for Ideas in Architecture, Art, and Design, Cleveland, OH

2000        Kodachrome, Ron Judish Fine Art, Denver, CO

1999        Desert Wind: Contemporary Artists Working in NM: The Ray Graham Collection, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND (catalog)

1998        Six Contemporary Landscape Photographers, Harmony Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

1995        Photographing the American West, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT (juried)

1994        You Call That Art?, One West Contemporary Art Center, Fort Collins, CO; Angela Brayham, curator

1993        Illuminance ’93, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX; James Enyeart, juror

1993        Mountain West Biennial Photography Exhibition, Nora Eccles Museum of Art, Logan, UT; Peter Goin, juror

1988        National Aperture 3, Sawtooth Building Galleries, Winston-Salem, NC; Helen Gee, Emmet Gowin, jurors

1988        Photo Biennial III, Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Thomas Southall, juror

1987        Photo 21: A National Juried Exhibition, Kern Gallery, University Park, PA; Ray Metzker, juror

1985        PA Photography IV, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Susan Kismaric, juror

1984        Light Sensitive IV, Thomas Center Galleries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Jerry Uelsmann, Olivia Parker, jurors

1982        Contemporary Photography as Phantasy, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Fred Parker, juror

1982        Cal Arts National Juried Exhibition, Valencia, CA; Douglas Heubler, Ken Josephson, jurors

1981        Imagism, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC; Tina Freeman, juror

Collections

Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME

Coe Libraries, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

College of Law, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Health Sciences Art Collection, University of Virginia, VA

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming

Laramie County Community College, Laramie, WY

Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Searle Pharmaceutical Corporation, Chicago, IL

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

University of Virginia Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA

Publications (selected)

2018       Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine, New Work by Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer and Margaret Wilson, published in conjunction with the exhibition, essay by Maggie Bourke, overview by Joe Ellis (December 2018)

2016       Photographs 1982 – 1985 – Susan Moldenhauer, Blue Sky Books; 44 pages

2014        Sequencing Through Time & Place: Venice, Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, Margaret Wilson, published in conjunction with the exhibition; 80 pages

2014        H.L. Hix, Ley Lines; Wilifred Laurer University Press, Canada (1)

2013        Open Window Review, Issue 5, Spring 2013; Lori Howe, editor (cover, 4)

2012        High Desert Journal, Nov. 2012 (cover, 13)

2011        Sequencing Through Time & Place: Ucross, London, Fort Laramie, Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer, Margaret Wilson, published in conjunction with the exhibition; 120 pages.

2011        In the Presence of Trees, Ucross Foundation (1)

2010        Ucross Foundation: Twenty-Seven Years of Visual Arts Residencies, Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center; Lisa Hatchadoorian, curator (1)

2009        Contact 2009, 13th Annual Toronto Photography Festival: Still Revolution, Toronto, Canada (1)

2000        James Luciana, Black and White Photography: Manifest Visions / An International Collection, Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2000 (1)

1995        Irma Gilgore, Lois Katz, and Martha Scott, The Searle Collection of Contemporary Art, 1995 (6)

1993        View Camera Magazine, “Readers Gallery,” July / Aug. 1993 (3)

Awards

2018, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2005, 1994, 1993 Individual Artist Grant, Wyoming Arts Council

2017        Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award

2016        Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Award

2014        Finalist, 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum

2005        Bobby Hathaway Memorial Juror’s Award, Governor’s Capital Art Exhibition

Professional Experience

2013 –      Laramie Public Art Coalition, Steering Team, Laramie, WY

2012 –      UW President’s Public Art Committee, Laramie, WY

2011 – 2018     Laramie Mural Project, co-administrator with Laramie Main Street, connecting local artists with local business to advance economic development and beautify Laramie’s historic downtown, www.laramiemuralproject.org

2010 –       Founding member, Pipeline Artists Project, ‘pumping art from the energy state of Wyoming, USA,’ www.pipelineartproject.com

2008  –      Sequencing, collaborator with artist W. Lemen Bredehoft and dance Margaret Wilson who explore the creative process by working simultaneously on location

2006   –     Co-founder, Laramie Artists Project, a consortium of professional artists in Laramie and Albany County, WY and the biennial exhibition, Touchstone Laramie, www.laramieartistsproject.com

2002 – 2017     Director and Chief Curator, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum

2000        Assistant Director & Senior Curator, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum

1991        Curator of Museum Programs, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum

1986 – 1991      Director, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1984 – 1986      Gallery Manager, School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

Education

1982        MFA Photography, Penn State University

1974        BFA Printmaking/Drawing, Northern Illinois University