Susan Denniston is a printmaker and painter living and working in Scituate, Massachusetts.
She has studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown,
the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, and Studio Camnitzer in Italy. Her prints and paintings are regularly
included in regional and national exhibitions at museums and galleries and have received numerous awards.
She is a juried artist member of Boston Printmakers, the South Shore Art Center, and the Cambridge Art Association.
She served as president of the Monotype Guild of New England from 2008-2010 and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Boston Printmakers.
′ Do we seek concreteness and certainty in a world that contains neither?
How do we learn to live with ambiguity and make peace with a world in which things are not always quantifiable and clear? ′
How do we live with the knowledge of fragility, vulnerability, and certain impermanence?
These questions emerge as I work: sometimes methodically etching, inking, and proofing plates, sometimes layering color upon color with abandon
before scratching and wiping away to reveal layers of texture and traces of earlier marks and decisions.
I live near the ocean and a concrete seawall.
I see impermanence.
I hear persistent questions. I listen for answers that, much as waves on the ocean, seem to gather, recede, and repeat.
I hope viewers will sense the artist's hand, see an intimate record of exploration and search, as they
pause to gradually decipher the image and marks through their own perceptions and memories.