Sue O'Donnell, MFA


Sue O'Donnell
Associate Professor, Graphic Design

M.F.A. Visual Arts, Purchase College, State University of New York, 2002
B.A. Studio Art, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1981

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Sue O’Donnell is a visual artist whose work combines experimental book arts, graphic design, and conceptual narratives. Her constructions reveal secrets and life events that search out and map connections and paths that explore models of certainty, evolving emotions, and the concepts of truth and memory.

O’Donnell earned her MFA degree in Book Arts at Purchase College in 2002 after having worked for many years as a freelance designer and digital consultant for CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY. She joins the faculty at Bloomsburg University as an Assistant Professor of Art, teaching digital graphics and design fundamentals. O’Donnell came to Bloomsburg from Southeastern Louisiana University where she taught fundamentals of basic design and color theory.

O’Donnell brings with her a wide range of life experiences that informs her work and teaching philosophy. Along with a national exhibition record, she is the recipient of numerous artist residencies, grants, and awards. She designed and published a book of poetry “I Call Across Time” and most recently was awarded a summer residency at The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois. She currently lives and works in Bloomsburg, PA.