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Susan Mikula Biography
Susan Mikula is an American artist and photographer. She has worked in the art industry and served on an art jury for years. Her first solo photography exhibition was in 1998. Susan uses older technology to produce her photographs. Among her tools are pinhole cameras and Polaroid cameras. She is the longtime partner of political commentator Rachel Maddow.
Susan Mikula Age | Susan Mikula Birthday
Susan was born in 1958 in in New Jersey. She is around 61 years old as of 2019.
Susan Mikula Young
Susan was born in New Jersey. She relocated to New Hampshire at a young age. Susan taught herself photography at an early age. She went to college at the Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Susan has a sister who is a medical photographer in Boston.
Susan Mikula And Rachel Maddow
Susan is the longtime partner of current MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow. The couple met in 1999 while Maddow was doing her doctoral dissertation. Susan hired Maddow to work on her yard and they went on to date before they became partners. Their first date was at the “Ladies Day on the Range” event hosted by the National Rifle Association. The couple reside in a pre-Civil War farmhouse in Western Massachusetts and an apartment in West Village, Manhattan.
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Susan spent several years in the art industry including a stint on an art jury. She landed her first solo exhibition in 1998. Her published landscape photography collections have been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Susan exhibited “large-scale digital Duraflex prints” at the New York State House in 2007. In 2008, she opened her first show in New York. In 2009 Susan had an exhibition at the TJ Walton Gallery in Provincetown with Rachel Maddow and Suzanne Westenhoefer attending.
Susan had her first photography show, American Device Recent Photographs in 2010, in San Francisco. A year later, Susan released a three part industrial landscape series titled American Bond. These American vistas spanned images of America from Texas to California to Massachusetts. Susan’s 2013 series, u.X, were inspired by the Lascaux cave paintings. Susan released a series of psychologically enigmatic pigment prints titled Photo Book in 2015
Susan’s more Pittsfield focused photograph galleries were also on display at the Ferrin Gallery. Susan has been a part of the Art in Embassies program for United States Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico doing site specific works for the organization since 2017. Some of her works were purchased by the United States Embassy Art in Embassies (Nuevo Laredo Mexico) for their Permanent Collections.
Susan is interested in the movement of light and time. She uses older technology to produce her photographs. Among her tools are pinhole cameras and Polaroid cameras.
Susan finds inspiration from painters. During an interview with The Advocate, she listed the following artists specifically: Julian Schnabel, Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richter, Agnes Martin. Some of her local influences include Maggie Mailer, Charlie Hunter, TJ Walton, and Ward Schumaker.
Susan Mikula Net Worth
Susan has an estimated net worth of $5 million.