Susan D’Amato

School of Art

Associate Professor, Studio Arts (Drawing)

Susan D'Amato portrait.

361 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1180

Susan D’Amato is interested the visual and conceptual relationships between the body and universal forms. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and has exhibited her work extensively in prominent venues throughout the United States and abroad.

Her work was included in The Drawing Center’s LineAge fall selections 2005 exhibition and featured in its accompanying publication, Drawing Papers 55The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeArt in New EnglandThe Boston Herald, and many national publications have reviewed her work. Other professional achievements include the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in drawing and the Mid Atlantic Arts Fellowship in drawing/works on paper. D’Amato is a visual arts fellow of Jentel Artist Residency, the Ragdale Foundation, KHN Center for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, the David and Julia White Colony, the Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. She is a featured contemporary artist in Drawing Essentials, Oxford University Press, 2007; Manifest, Selections from the 4th Annual International Drawing Annual; and Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Illinois. Her work is in the private collections of patrons throughout the United States as well as the collection of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belgium.


  • M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.F.A., University of Connecticut at Storrs



Course Taught

  • Drawing I, Special Topics
  • Drawing Through the Figure, Special Topics
  • Drawing Nature