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Sue Hettmansperger, American artist. MacDowel Colony Drawing fellow, 1977; National Education Association fellow in drawing, 1983; recipient Faculty Scholar award University Iowa, 1997-1999; Arts and Humanities Interdisciplinary grant University Iowa, 2001, 06, John Simon Guggenheim fellowship, 2008.


Hettmansperger, Sue was born on November 20, 1948 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Hilton E. Hettmansperger and Dorothy E. Stone.


Student, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1971. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Lithography and Drawing cum laude, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1972. Master of Arts in Lithography and Drawing, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1974.


Graduate teaching assistant University New Mexico, 1972—1974. Instructor lithography, intaglio and drawing Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1974—1975. Professor painting and drawing University Iowa, Iowa City, since 1977.

Visiting lecturer University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1985. Invited artist in residence in painting and drawing Roswell Art Museum, New Mexico, 1990. Artist in residence in drawing U Cross Foundation, Wyoming, 1992.

Curator of prints Tyler Graphics, Bedford Village, New York, 1976. National affiliate “Artist in Residence” Gallery Gallery, New York City, since 1989. Lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, 1981, “Artist in Residence” Gallery Gallery, New York City, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2007, CSPS Alternative Space, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1992, University Northern Iowa Gallery, Cedar Falls, 1994, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, 1995, South Dakota School Mines and Technology, 2004, Coe College, Iowa, 2005, exhibited in group shows at Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, 1996, Arts Iowa City Gallery, 1998, Galeria Article 26, Barcelona, Spain, 1999, University Texas San Antonio Gallery, 2002, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, 2003, Bowling Green State University, 2005, Northern Arizona University Museum, 2005, Cedar Rapids Mus Art, 2006, others, Represented in permanent collections. Contributor artwork to books.


Hilton E. Hettmansperger

Dorothy E. Stone