Susan Fenton, M.F.A.

Associate Professor
Specialization: Photography

Susan Fenton teaches introductory and advanced courses in traditional (black and white) fine art photography involving darkroom work with film based and alternative processes.

She has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Arcadia University and Temple University, with 7 years of foreign experience teaching in Rome, Italy (Saint Mary’s College) and Tokyo, Japan (Temple University Japan).

Her photographs investigate the human figure and/or selected objects, fabricated and tightly composed in the studio, in response to various cultural concerns. They have been exhibited in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally, with over 30 solo exhibitions and numerous curatorial venues leading to inclusion in permanent collections at the Chicago Art Institute, Delaware Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, Michener Art Museum, North Dakota Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and The Pennsylvania Convention Center, as well as numerous private and corporate collections. Professional awards include fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation of the NEA, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Independence Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, The Leeway Foundation and The Print Center of Philadelphia, as well as the Headlands Center for the Arts in California, La Napoule Art Foundation in France and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland.



B.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

M.A.Ed., Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

M.F.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ