Art Criticism and Writing | MFA Program

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Susan Bee

Susan Bee,

Editor, writer, fine artist

Susan Bee is an editor, writer, and artist who lives in New York City. She is currently the coeditor of/ M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online /and was the coeditor with Mira Schor of /M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues from 1986 to 1996. Bee is the coeditor of /M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artist’s Writings, Theory, and Criticism, with writings by over 100 artists, critics, and poets, published by Duke University Press in 2000. She has a BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. She shows her paintings at A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and Granary Books has published her artist’s books. Bee has had fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council for the Arts.

  • BA, Barnard College
  • MA, Hunter College
Teaching experience includes:
  • School of Visual Arts
Contributing editor:
  • co-editor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online
  • co-editor, special issues, New Observations, Artkrush
  • co-editor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues and M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism
Awards and honors:
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Yaddo Fellowship
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Talespin
  • Bed Hangings
  • Log Rhythms
  • A Girl's Life
  • Little Orphan Anagram
  • The Burning Babe and Other Poems

  • One-person exhibition: A.I.R. Gallery
Books include:
  • M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism

    M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism

    Duke University Press Books - January 1, 2000

  • Bed Hangings

    Bed Hangings

    Granary Books - February 2, 2001

  • A Girl’s Life

    A Girl’s Life

    Granary Books - May 2, 2002

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