Susan Baus began working in digital collage during a period of illness that rendered her largely housebound. Her collages are made from scanned objects from around her home that she manipulates to create scenes of New York City, where she has lived for nearly 20 years, and scenes from her homes in the Catskill Mountains and on the Nicaraguan pacific coast. Susan’s art includes portrait sketches in graphite pencil and works in ink on canvas paper. Her background is in photo printing, commercial lithography, and graphic arts. She worked as a commercial image manipulator and color scanner operator and was an assistant professor at New York City College of Technology, where she taught Photoshop, Page Layout, Color Theory of Inks, and Photography.
Beginning in 2004 Susan was the director of a computer literacy project that, in its eight years of existence, taught basic computer skills to hundreds of students in the countryside around San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Susan’s work has been shown in the 2014 Art Ability exhibition, the 2015 Bank of the Arts Juried Exhibition, the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 2015, the IDEAS 14 Art Exhibition, and at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.