Susan Dobson

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Susan Dobson
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Education Ryerson University, University of Guelph
Known for photography
Website Official website

Susan Dobson (born September 19, 1965)[1] is a Canadian artist based in Guelph, Ontario. She is best known for her photographs and installations, many focusing on the theme of urban landscape and suburban culture.

Dobson's work has been exhibited worldwide, in countries including: Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. She was a contributing artist to the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad and her work was presented on billboards in Vancouver as part of the exhibition Endlessly Traversed Landscapes.[2]


Dobson graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto in 1988, beginning her career as an editorial photographer.[1] Dobson received an M.F.A from the University of Guelph in 1997, completed under the mentorship of Suzy Lake.[1] She has been an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph from 2004 – present (Tenure 2006; Promotion to Associate Professor 2009).


The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Portland Art Museum

BMO Financial Group


Art Gallery of Windsor

Frommer Lawrence, Haug, New York

Oakville Galleries

State Street Trust Company

Private Collections

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

2012 Transmission, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

11/12 By Design, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

2010 Dislocation, The Department, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2010 Endlessly Traversed Landscapes, a site specific billboard installation in conjunction with the Vancouver

2010 Cultural Olympiad. Organized by VANOC and curated by Natalie Doonan

2009 Retail, The Department, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A CONTACT photography festival feature exhibition.

2008 Temporary Architectures, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In conjunction with the photography festival Photopolis, and with Nocturne: Art at Night.

2008 Rememory, The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

2006 Open House, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Ontario, Canada.

2005 Open House, National Center for the Arts (Cenart,) Mexico City, Mexico.

2005 Open House, Fotoseptiembre

2005, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2005 Open House, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA.

2005 Susan Dobson: Interiors, The Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact Photography Festival feature exhibition.

2004/05 Open House, Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2004 Open House, SRO Photo Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

2004 Open House, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2004 No Fixed Address, Gallery 44 Project Room, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2002/03 Sprawl, Centennial Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

2001 Natural Law, Tatar Alexander Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2000 Home Invasion, Justina Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2000 Home Invasion, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

2000 Home Invasion, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

2000 Vanishing Point, The Floating Gallery Centre for Photography, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1999 Home Invasion, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

1999 Lots 16-23, The Redhead Gallery Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1999 Home Invasion, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1997 Vanishing Point, New York State University, Buffalo, New York, USA.

1997 Vanishing Point, Zavitz Hall Gallery, Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


  1. ^ a b c "Susan Dobson". National Gallery of Canada. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
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