Susan Joy Share

Anchorage, Alaska

Headbanded Strip

One in a series of twenty-one headbanded strips. Materials are handmade paper, waxed linen cord, crayon, colored pencil, photo, gel medium, acrylic, gut. The strips each have a sewn headband across the length of the top edge, cut-outs, insets, and drawing. 9 x 65 x 9 centimeters. Created 2004.

Susan Joy Share was born in Syracuse, New York, and received her BFA from the College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1977. She worked as an artist and conservator in New York City for twenty years before moving her studio to Anchorage, Alaska in 1997. Her artwork has been collected, exhibited, and performed widely, including at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert, the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive, and the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. Her teaching activities include workshops at the Center for Book Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Visual Studies Workshop, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She has also been the recipient of grants from the Rasmuson Artist Fellowship Program, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.