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. This work is part of the archives at The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at UNC Chapel Hill. Her current work, Target Practice, looks at women and self defense.
Mullally addresses ideas of class, race, value, ownership, cultural identification and faith. Her work "What I Keep," has won awards and recognition in national and international exhibitions.Her work is numerous archives in the US.
"What I Keep" is a collaborative project that includes over 60 portraits, made on Sunday mornings over the past four years 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 24 prints, 32" x 46" and is available for exhibition.
What I Keep, A Portrait of New Face of Homelessness and Poverty, by Susan Mullally is available on Amazon and at Baylor University Press. .
Mullally's author portraits are often seen on book jackets, as well.
Susan Mullally is originally from Oakland, CA. She joined the Baylor Art Department faculty in 2007 where she was Associate Professor of Art. She retired from Baylor in 2014 and is living in Virginia, teaching at Christopher Newport University.
Her work can be seen: www.susanmullally.com
MFA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
MA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
BA, University of California-Berkeley