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Susan Makov

Susan Makov was born in New York State. She is a photographer, printmaker, and painter. She is a professor of art at Weber State University and lives in Salt Lake City.

Makov earned a BFA from Syracuse University in 1974, a diploma as a specialist printmaker from Brighton Polytechnic in England in 1975 and an MFA in printmaking and photography from the State University of New York, Buffalo in 1977.

Her work has been featured in national publications; among them are Margaret Atwood's Mourning for Cats, Ray Bradbury's My Cat Has Swallowed a Bumblebee, and Selling the Indian: Commercializing and Appropriating American Indian Culture. Makov's Bills and Pills (1982), a hand colored Echtachrome print, is featured in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Susan Makov of Salt Lake City, is a photographer, painter, and printmaker, as well as a present-day member of the Weber State University faculty. Born in New York, she attended Syracuse University (B.F.A.), the State University of New York at Buffalo (M.F.A.), and Brighton Polytechnic (Diploma) in England. The creator of interesting hand colored photographs, Makov exhibits her work both here and in New York City (Associated American Artists), and examples of this photographer's art are owned by public collections in England and New York State. Selected lists of group exhibits include shows at Brighton (1975) and Bradford (1976), England; Tempe, Arizona (1978); Ellensburg, Washington (1979), plus many more recent examples equally wide-ranging. Susan Makov and Pat Eddington have put together a great little book--Trading Posts Guidebook: Where to find the Trading Posts, Galleries, Auctions, Artists, and Museums of the Four Corners Region (Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing, 1995).

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah

Newspaper Articles

"1990 Arts in Review." The Deseret News, December 20, 1990.

"4 S.L. Artists To Receive Mayor's Awards." The Deseret News, May 5, 2002.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, August 25, 1998.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, June 3, 1990.

"Art Center Celebrates 60 Evolutionary Years." The Deseret News, September 29, 1991.

"Art Exhibitions- Past, Present and Future." The Deseret News, May 7, 1989.

"Art Notes: Faculty Show at WSC." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 4, 1990.

"Art Notes: Textile Artist Weaves Into Town." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 27, 1991.

"Book Highlights County Collection." The Deseret News, June 8, 2003.

"Coming Up: Readings/Signings." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 3, 1995.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 18, 2001.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 25, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 20, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 1, 1994.

"Exhibits Help Put Artists in Public's Eye." The Deseret News, August 11, 1991.

"Exhibit at S.L. Library is Incredibly Diverse." The Deseret News, November 8, 1998.

"'Fine Art' Definition Finally is Painted With Broad Brush." The Deseret News, September 25, 1994.

"Galleries of Gifts." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 29, 1998.

"Group Art Show This Summer Are Filled With Number of Surprises." The Deseret News, July 22, 1990.

"Honor2." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 16, 1992.

"Hu'mor, Hu'mour That Quality which appeals to a sense of the Ludicrous or Absurdly Incongruous. A Changing and Uncertain State of Mind; A Caprice; A Whim." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 16, 1992.

"Hundred Flock To D.C. Opening of Art Showing by Utah Women." The Deseret News, February 19, 1993.

"Individual Artist Grants Awarded." The Deseret News, July 25, 1993.

"Local Libraries' Walls Lined With Visual Art As Well As Literature." The Deseret News, February 10, 1991.

"Ogden is Blooming With Up-To-Date Art." The Deseret News, November 18, 1990.

"Out of the Land' Going to Nation's Capital." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 31, 1993.

"Outrage and Admiration for 'Out of the Land'." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 31, 1993.

"Show Offers Alternative Photographic Processes." The Deseret News, April 5, 1998.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, March 18, 2001.

"S.L.C. Mayor's Award Will Go to Four During Arts Festival." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 5, 2002.

"Starkly Contrasting Images From Utah Photographers." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 27, 1995.

"Steve Dayton's Iin 17 Minutes We Get to Plug the Rainbow in and Mow the Lawn' is Part of Phillips Gallery's Four-person Exhibit. Phillips, Salt Lake Art Center Exhibits Will Make You Laugh." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 15, 1992.

"Stop, Look, Listen to Appreciate Today's Art." The Deseret News, October 25, 1992.

"Utah '88: Photography Exhibit Shows That State's Camera Artists Have Developed a High Standard of Work." The Deseret News, July 8, 1988.

"Western Women Painters Captured Domestic Worlds." Denver Post, December 10, 1995.

"Work of 3 Utah Artists Brighten and Revitalize Phillips Gallery's Main Hall." The Deseret News, March 29, 1992.

"'Works on Paper' Shows Dimensions of Many Media." The Deseret News, July 15, 1990.

"Works Tell Pain, Pleasure of Being." The Deseret News, June 7, 1992. 


Eddington, Patrick, and Susan Makov. Trading Post Guidebook: Where to Find the Trading Posts, Galleries, Auctions, Artists, and Museums of the Four Corners Region. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Pub., 1995

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Art. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishing Co, 1991.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

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