Susan Nichter

Professor, Foundation Studies

Phone: 617-994-4286
Office: Sawyer Building, 10th floor - room 1045

Fall 2018 Office Hours

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Tuesdays
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursdays 


MFA, Boston University
BFA, Boston University

Courses Taught at The School of Art & Design

Foundation Drawing II, 2-Dimensional Design / Color, Integrated Studio 1, Integrated Studio 2

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, and to explain key visual elements. It is vital that students have a sense of history, both art historically and within the actual process of making art. It is impossible to create in a void. We are all influenced in some way by what we have experienced, whether we are conscious of it or not. My hope is to provide students with the skills and confidence to challenge themselves, so that they have the tools to carry out their own innovative investigations.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2013: Visions, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA 
  • 2013: Endangered Species, Gay Head Gallery, Aquinnah, MA 
  • 2011: The Vineyard Over Ten Years, L’Elegance Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • 2011: Nichter, Dover Public Library, Funded by a LCC Mass Cultural Council Grant, Dover, MA
  • Fulbright Recipient