Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking

Susan Groce

Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking
Region: Orono, ME
MacDowell Fellowships: 1981

Susan Groce received her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. She has worked at Atelier 17, Paris; the Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland; Open Bite Print Workshop, Australia; and MacDowell in New Hampshire. She has been an artist mentor for the M.F.A. program at Vermont College, and has been an Artist in Residence, Visiting Artist, Guest Lecturer, and Visiting Researcher (safer print practices) at more than 40 art schools, programs, and universities in Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada, and the U.S.

Her prints and drawings have been in over 200 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions and are included in private, public, and corporate collections in the U.S., Portugal, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Singapore. Her research focus is on innovative and safer print materials and processes. Susan has worked with Friedhard Kiekeben in the development of the Orono Ground, and has received a variety of research grants and awards in the arts, including the University of Maine System Trustee Professorship.



Susan Groce worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio (as it was originally named) was converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, and originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to…

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