by Susan Heggestad
Susan M Heggestad received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of South Dakota, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree, with an emphasis in Printmaking, from SUNY at Buffalo. She creates mixed-media works on paper utilizing collagraph, monotype, screen-printing, and relief processes, as well as larger works in sculpture and installation. Her work has been showcased at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences in Sioux Falls, the Haydon Art Center in Lincoln, Neb., North Dakota State University in Fargo, as well as numerous other venues. In addition, she is the recipient of several awards, including a South Dakota Arts Council Artist Grant in 2007 and 2011, and is currently on the Artists in Communities and Schools roster for the South Dakota Arts Council.
Susan lives with her family in Vermillion, where she maintains a private studio, and works in public relations for her local public library. For the past twelve years she has worked in this region with a particular focus on creating opportunities for artists, advocating for arts education at the state and local level, and working toward cultural development in her community.