Susan Unterberg is a New York-based photographer. She has been represented by the Lawrence Miller Gallery, and later Yancey Richardson Gallery, both in New York. Her work has been exhibited broadly in the U.S. and abroad, with dedicated shows at the Stephen Wirtz gallery in San Francisco, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and at such institutions as the New Museum and a retrospective at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Unterberg is represented in the major public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, all in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Artists Program, the American Academy in Rome, and Bogliasco. In 2019 she was awarded NYU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as being honored at the Skowhegan Awards Dinner.
Her work is primarily color photographs taking the form of portraiture, human and animal, most recently manifested as digital photocollages and artist books which take into account contemporary politics. Her work has encompassed video installation, book form, and large and small format color prints. In 2018, Unterberg stepped forward as the founder and sole funder of the Anonymous Was A Woman Award, which has awarded $25,000 grants to over 230 women-identifying artists over the age of 40 since 1996.
Susan can be reached at: susan [dot] unterberg [at] gmail [dot] com
Her instagram account is: @susanunterberg