Susan Kaufer Carey is a Los Angeles and New York based visual artist and writer who uses photography and mixed media to tell stories of identity and reclamation. Through photography, encaustic, mixed media, poetry and prose, her work explores reclamation of authenticity, vulnerability, creativity and humanity. Despite our vast differences, her work reveals the common threads that unite us all.
Susan got her BA in theater at Bennington College, then worked in New York City for fashion photographer Joel Brodsky where she honed her darkroom skills printing for the book Brodsky shot of Jim Morrison and the Doors. While living and working in Rome, Italy refining her work as a street photographer she earned her Italian Press Pass, moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles and opened a portrait studio specializing in fine art nudes, album covers, pregnancy and newborn portraits.
In 2015 Susan closed her commercial studio to focus soley on her fine art. Susan’s work has been exhibited at The dnj Gallery, The Neutra Museum, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles Photographers Association Gallery 825, LA Artcore, Art Share LA, Sparrow Gallery, A Smith’s Gallery, Black Box Gallery , A Photo Place Gallery, Hilliard Gallery and Ph21 Gallery in Budapest. Her work has been featured in the book “California Love”, F-stop magazine and Aint-Bad Contemporary Art Magazine. Her photography and poetry have been featured in Art and Cake Magazine. Her work is held in private collections in the US and Rome, Italy.