Susanne Carmack is a painter and printmaker who grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and spent most of her artistic life in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she and her husband raised three children.
In the second class of women at the University of Virginia, she graduated in 1975 with a major in art history. While her children were small she took ten years of printmaking classes at Montgomery College in Rockville Maryland, where the head of the department, painter and printmaker Barbara Kerne, encouraged her to attend a graduate art program. In 1991 she graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park with a Master’s Degree in Painting. There she studied with, and was the teaching assistant for, the late artist and writer Anne Truitt, as well as the internationally known artists Claudia DeMonte and David Driskell.
An eleven-time fellow at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Carmack’s work is in national and international corporate and private collections. She has twice been the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council grant, and her work has been featured in New American Paintings magazine twice, in 1999 and 2001.
She was also a fellow at The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest Illinois two times. Recently her paintings have been featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine. She has won many awards nationally in juried gallery exhibitions.
Carmack has taught drawing and printmaking at the University of Maryland, Montgomery College in Rockville, MD., and Maryland College of Art in Baltimore. Currently she is a demo artist with Speedball, giving workshops and demos for Akua soy-based water-soluble printing ink.