Susan Dunkerley (Superior, WI) creates photographic still-lifes using her window as the frame. Her images are compilations of items gathered from nature combined with common domestic items associated with woman’s work: i.e. a pair of scissors, a broken piece of china, a fork, a female figurine. Dunkerley relies solely on whatever natural lights is available which illuminates the scene from behind. Plucked from their origins, the objects become tiny characters come to life, evoking a richness of a world in existence between the reality of any object and the photograph that documents it.
Dunkerley teaches at Baylor University, Waco, TX. She has had solo exhibitions throughout the US, including a show in 2004 at The Print Center. Her work was included in the New York/Paris Print Exchange and has been seen in shows in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Muséum Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris; Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna; and Amerika Haus, Munich as well as many other galleries and museums. Her work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.