Born in 1947, Susan Jørgensen has pursued her unique expression of photographic art for over thirty years. Her photo-derived paintings, image transfers, chromogenic prints, and digital prints have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions; her work is included in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as well as many private collections.

Jørgensen’s Midwestern woodland upbringing, the environmental emphasis throughout her education, and her employment with the Environmental Protection Agency in its early years, all inform her passionate respect for the land and its denizens. Her images are windows of reverence for ecological balance and diversity, revealing the tenuous balance between culture and nature.

Jørgensen loves fly-fishing, gardening, playing the accordion, and adventuring with her three beloved dogs—Isabella Luna, Bacio Don’atello, and Paloma Roja. She lives on a ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley with her life partner Alice Gillaroo. Susan Jørgensen: I Am a Hunter Too is her first monograph, published in celebration of her sixtieth year.




 Born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in the Midwest

1969  B.A. in Economics, Denison University, Phi Beta Kappa

1971  M.B.A. in Industrial Relations and Environmental Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1974-1976 Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California

1974-present  Resident of Santa Barbara County, California