Susan D’Amato is the recipient of national and international awards and has exhibited her work across the United States and internationally. Her drawings are in the curated registry of The Drawing Center, New York, NY, and were included in The Drawing Center’s LineAge; fall selections 2005 exhibition and featured in its accompanying publication, Drawing Papers 55. In 2005 she received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Fellowship in Drawing/Works on Paper. Her work has been supported by numerous residency fellowships including Yaddo, Villa Arson Centre d'Art Contemporain, Willapa Bay AiR, The Saltonstall Foundation, Playa, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, The Tyrone Guthrie Center, Studios of Key West, Jentel Artist Residency Program, The Ragdale Foundation, The Millay Colony, and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts among others. Publications include; Drawing Essentials, Oxford University Press, 2007, Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art Catalog, Fort Wayne, IL. 2008, Salt Hill Journal, Syracuse University Press, 2015, Stone Canoe Number 6, Syracuse University Press 2012, and Manifest International Drawing Annual edition 4, 2009, and 10, 2016. She holds an MFA in Drawing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BFA in Painting, with concentrations in Drawing and Anthropology from the University of Connecticut. She is an Associate Professor of Studio Art/Drawing in the School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts, at Syracuse University, and a founding member of Drawing Open International Research Collective.