Artist's Statement:
Passion for photography hit Susan’s psyche with such force, that she feels like there was no ‘before’. Its tendrils took hold in the darkroom and have continued to lure her back there. The marriage between the art and craft of photography, between vision and technique, between the new and the old and the possibilities this unleashes, unveils, gives her the opening to present herself to the world. Printmaking has opened another avenue of expression yet marries beautifully with, and echoes the beginnings of, photography. This partnership is a path to a growing body of work illustrating camera-less photography through the use of UV sensitive photopolymer plate as the basis for her prints whilst the darkroom delivers lumen prints, wet on wet cyanotype prints and photograms.

Recent exhibitions include:
Joint exhibition "SusanBaran+Students PRINTMAKING, Bathers' Pavilion Gallery 2022 Joint exhibition "Floriana" with The Blue Hour Group, Gallery Lane Cove 2022. Joint exhibition by the Print Council of Australia as part of Semi Permanent Art Book Fair 2022. Joint exhibition "AddOn" part of HeadOn Photo Festival 2021. Bondi Beach
Joint exhibition "Bookish" An exhibition of contemporary Artists’ Books by Print Council of Australia Members Online 2021
Joint exhibition "Blue Bleu Blau Azul..." Art Space on the Concourse, 2020 Joint exhibition "Velatino: A Light Veil" HeadOn Photo Festival Online,2020.
Joint exhibition "Cyanotypes By Friends 2020" Online Joint exhibition "Slow PHO", Art Space on the Concourse, 2019
Joint exhibition "Be Brave Collective", Be Brave Artspace Avalon, 2019
Joint exhibition "Nebuli in 12 Parts", Art Space on the Concourse, 2018
Joint exhibition "The Indecisive Moment", Art Space on the Concourse 2018
Joint exhibition " Time is... Time was... Time is past...", Art Space On The Concourse, 2018
Joint exhibition “Monochrome diaries: an urban narrative”, Art Space on the Concourse, 2017
Joint exhibition “Sea Fever”, Art Space on the Concourse, 2017
Joint exhibition “Photographic Alchemy”, Art Space on the Concourse, 2016
Joint Exhibition “Apple &”, Wallarobba, 2016
Joint exhibition “Homage”, Incinerator Art Space 2014
Joint exhibition “Figure and Form”, Lane Cove Art Gallery, 2013
Joint exhibition “dark room to light room”, Incinerator Art Space, 2012
Joint Exhibition 'ready.aim.shoot" Ewart Gallery Willoughby 2005

See more of Susan's work at Alchemic Photography.