Susan Nichter

Professor, Art & Design

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Teaching Philosophy

Art is a language, dialogic and ever changing. As artists we search to find context. My job as a teacher is to expose students to what has come before them, to move them toward visual literacy and to help them develop skills and conceptual practices together.

I facilitate collaborations and encourage my students to embrace interdisciplinary opportunities. I encourage experimentation and nurture confidence building so that as individuals they can develop their own innovative voices and create their own possibilities.


  • MFA, Boston University
  • BFA, Boston University

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2018: “She” Old Sculpin Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard
  • 2017: Object Project, ICA Virtual Engagement
  • 2015: Hall Space, “Drawing Project” Dorchester, MA
  • 2010: Puzzle Pieces Installation, Harvard Business School, De Cordova Lending Program
  • 2008: Nichter, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 25th St. Chelsea NY
  • 2007: Never Been Seen, NESAD/Suffolk University Gallery, 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA (solo exhibition)
  • 2007: Time and Space: MacDowell Colony Centennial, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • 2007: Fulbright Recipient
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Courses Taught

  • ADF S101 Foundation Drawing I
  • ADF S166 2D/Color
  • ADF S171 CI: Integrated Studio I
  • ADF S172 CI: Integrated Studio II
  • ART S209 Intro to Drawing
  • CI 129 Art & Innovation Practices
  • SF 1189 Urban and Contemporary Art