Susannah Hays Biography
Susannah Hays is an experimental photographer, book artist, and educator, who reveals essential systems connecting our universe. Her doctoral thesis, Nature as Discourse: A Co-evolutionary Systems Approach to Art and Environmental Design argues that Transdisciplinarity, an international education movement exploring pathways to a coherent epistemology beyond all disciplines, cannot become a sustaining vital force in human development without implementing co-evolutionary phylogenetic principles of human-brain and autonomic nervous system functioning. Only then can individuals experientially evolve to the levels of reality the “Moral Charter” entails. From 2002-2012, Susannah served on the faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute’s photography program. In 2012, she received a two-year grant from the University of California at Berkeley to complete her doctoral research and accepted invitations to teach abroad at Shenkar College of Art and Design in Ramat Gan Israel and Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg, Germany. In 2013, She was awarded a two month studio fellowship at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Her work has been exhibited and collected by numerous private and public institutions, including Stanford University’s Green Library who acquired her archive in 2010. She presently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.