Sue Hettmansperger has been recognized for elaborating the traditions established by early 20th century American Modernists such as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Georgia O’Keefe. Using a limited palette, abstracted forms, flattened spaces, and inventive gestures, she creates transcendental and emblematic representations of nature.
Studying diverse inspirations, including southwestern deserts, anatomy, and the by-products of industrial technology, she creates interrelated collages and paintings that explore our changing and problematic connection to nature.
Hettmansperger’s honors include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a University of Iowa Faculty Scholar Award, and numerous artist residency fellowships. Her work is represented in distinguished institutional collections, including the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. More information can be found online at www.suehettmansperger.com