Susan Chamberland, Photographer
at Madison Green Festival


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Biography

Ms. Chamberlands’ father told her as a young woman, “No one can see like you”. At the time she thought nothing of the comment. Chamberland has been taking photographs specializing in color studies inspired by a trip to Bermuda in the 1980’s. The mystery of color and shape are her favorite subjects. Micro influenced subjects are a major focus in her work. Details, texture, obscure shapes permeate her photographs. The element of surprise is featured coupled with an incongruous title incorporate the experience of what Chamberland portrays in her photographs.

Chamberland also works in paper, creating relief sculptures. Plagued in the olden days with velum and pencil, her work day was spent drafting buildings. Lines create buildings. These lines morphed into thick laminated paper strips of varying dimensions. Her relief paper sculptures were born by weaving lines of contrasting colored strips of paper woven into a paper substrate.

Chamberland earned a B.S. in Design and Resource Management from the University of Connecticut. She is an associate member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art where she is the recipient of CAFA 2015 photography award. Her March one woman show, “Art from the Ashes” highlighted 38 pieces created before and after her house was lost to fire. She has been an elected artist member of the Essex Art Association, Essex, CT for 22 years where she held the office of president. In July Chamberland was awarded the, “Best in any Medium” in the Easy Street Show, for her photograph, “With the Grain”. A detail photograph of a tree located at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Chamberland has exhibited in shows in St. Thomas, USVI as a member of the Arts Council. She is a past adjunct professor of interior design at Paier College of Art, Hamden CT.

 

2015 Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival
Saturday, October 10 (9:30am-5pm)
and Sunday, October 11 (Noon-5pm)
Rain Date Monday, October 12 (10am-5pm)

Festival located at Madison Town Green – Boston Post Rd and Copse Rd, Madison CT
Presented by Arts Center Killingworth – (860) 663-5593 – A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization