Susan Chrysler White

Professor Emerita

White is a recent recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and Sculpture, the National Endowment for the Arts as well as being one of seven artists in Iowa filmed by Iowa Public Television for a Iowa Master Artist Series. She is also a recipient of a three-semester grant from the University of Iowa, Faculty Scholar Award, given to five faculty in the university, a two year Dean's Scholar Award which recognizes newly promoted faculty members who excel in both teaching and creative work· She also received two international awards for the Project Milagro Del Dia. AMACUP Award (Mexican Association for Arts and Popular Culture): most creative new project, Mexico City, Mexico, 1998 as well as Greenwich World Hunger Association Grant: for Milagro del Día Project, 1999. This was a two year project helping Chichimeca Indian women in rural central Mexico build artistic cooperatives for sustaining communities.

Susan has exhibited her work in 30 solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work is collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Worcester Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, American Embassy in Algeria, Fidelity Investments, New York, NY, Citicorp, New York, NY, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA, Linklaters, New York, NY , Meniscus Medical Communications, Philadelphia, PA, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, NY, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, Kirkwood Community College, Conference Center and permanent commission, Cedar Rapids, IA, University of Iowa Foundation, Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, PCI, St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is working on her tenth large-scale public commission.

Her work has been reviewed in over 80 periodicals including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, Art News, New York Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, New Art Examiner, Review magazine and over fifty other publications.


  • Exhibition - Abundance - Artist. New York, New York. Sponsored by Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery. 
  • Exhibition - MADE & LABspace +1+1 Satellite Show - Artist. Event held at Art Fair in Miami Beach, Florida. Sponsored by MADE
  • Exhibition - New Work - Visiting Artist. Event held at Deluxe Gallery, Missouri State University in Marysville, Missouri. Sponsored by Department of Art. 
  • Exhibition - Sluice UK Art Fair - Artist. London, United Kingdom. Sponsored by Sluice Art Fair.


  • Collegiate Scholar Award, University of Iowa (2014-2016)
  • Faculty Scholar Award, University of Iowa
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, external
Research areas
  • Painting and drawing