Susan Mullally is an exhibiting artist whose work is widely published. Her portrait work is in many collections and has been exhibited across the country and in China. Mullally has produced four books and many monographs, notably, “What I Keep, Photographs of the New Face of Homelessness and Poverty”, published by Baylor University Press, 2010, and “Hope & Dignity, Older Black Women of the South”, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and published by Temple University Press, 1983, 1993.
Mullally addresses ideas of class, race, value, ownership, cultural identification and faith. Her current work "What I Keep," has won awards and recognition in national and international exhibitions.
In 2010 “What I Keep” was exhibited at the Louise Jones Brown Gallery at Duke University, the Robeson Gallery at Penn State University and the Fine Arts Gallery at Guilford College. This year it was seen at The 930 Gallery in Louisville, KY and The Croft Gallery in Waco, TX. Mullally was in China last summer for a two-month residency at The Beijing Studio Center. She was recently awarded top honors in the Louisiana Purchase National Biennial Exhibition at Louisiana Tech; the prize includes a solo exhibition at the Belloque Gallery in 2012.
“What I Keep” is a collaborative project in its fourth year (2007-2011) and includes over 60 portraits, made on Sunday mornings under Interstate-35 at the Church Under the Bridge. The work is a series of life-size images with brief personal statements by, and about, each person's choice. The exhibition contains 22 prints, 32" x 46" and is available for exhibition.
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Susan Mullally is originally from Oakland, CA. She joined the Baylor Art Department faculty in 2007.
MFA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
MA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
BA, University of California-Berkeley