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FACULTY & STAFF: Susan Mullally

Susan Mullally, Associate Professor of Art
Area: Photography
o: FAC174, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Lewis Art Building
p: 254.710.7963
e: Susan_Mullally@baylor.edu
Personal website: www.susanmullally.com


Susan Mullally joined the Baylor Art Department faculty in 2007. She is a published artist whose work is in many collections and has been exhibited across the US and in China. Her books and monographs include What I Keep, Photographs of the New Face of Homelessness and Poverty (Baylor University Press, 2010), and Hope & Dignity, Older Black Women of the South (Temple University Press, 1983, 1993), funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

"What I Keep" is a collaborative project that includes over 60 portraits, made on Sunday mornings over the past four years under Interstate-35 at the Church Under the Bridge. The work is a series of life-size images with brief personal statements by, and about, each person's choice. The exhibition contains 24 prints, 32 x 46 inches and is available for exhibition.

"What I Keep" has won awards and recognition in national and international exhibitions. In 2011, "What I Keep" was seen at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA, LA Tech University in Ruston, LA, the 930 Gallery in Louisville, KY and The Croft Gallery in Waco, TX. In 2010 the work was exhibited at the Louise Jones Brown Gallery at Duke University, the Robeson Gallery at Penn State University and the Fine Arts Gallery at Guilford College. During her two-month residency in China, 2010, Mullally exhibited her work in five exhibitions. In 2011, her work was awarded top honors in the Louisiana Purchase National Biennial Exhibition at Louisiana Tech where "What I Keep" was on exhibition during February and March, 2012.

Her work can be seen online: www.susanmullally.com

MFA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
MA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
BA, University of California-Berkeley

Artist Statement

My work explores ideas of class, race, ownership, value and cultural identification. In "What I Keep," I collaborate with members of The Church Under the Bridge in Waco who have had significant disruptions in their lives, experienced periods of homelessness or incarceration, addiction to drugs and alcohol, mental illness, or profound poverty and hopelessness. Many are working toward a new measure of stability and accomplishment. Other members have more stable lives and are drawn to service at the Church Under the Bridge. I ask each person what he or she keeps and why it is valued. This collaborative project is in the fifth year (2007-2012) and has produced 60 portraits, made on Sunday mornings.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Work

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