Suzanne Dittenber, “Untitled”, 2015, oil on canvas, 60″ x 96″
We began this interview with Suzanne Dittenber over a year ago. Shortly after agreeing to participate, Dittenber’s work started to change. We decided to put off finishing the interview while she focused on her studio. Once Dittenber felt ready, she came back to the original questions, though a few didn’t really apply to the new work. In responding to the out-0f-date questions by addressing the changes that had taken place in the work, the focus of the interview becomes assessing change, the effect of place, and the core concerns rooted in an artist’s work that might grow in any number of directions over the course of a life and career.
Visit Dittenber’s website to see more of her work.
Please give our readers a little bit of information about yourself (upbringing, education, location, news, etc.):
I grew up in Columbus, Ohio where I received my BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, and spent a semester studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduating from CCAD, I moved to southeast Utah where I spent a summer working for the National Park Service as a park ranger – a great experience and visual feast.