susan c. dessel

susan c. dessel
susan c dessel is thrilled to have her work among the fifty artists and writers in the anthology “THE ART OF BEING DANGEROUS: Exploring Women and Danger through Creative Expression (Leuven University Press, 2021) edited by Jo Shaw and Ben Fletcher-Watson. The idea that women are dangerous – individually or collectively – runs throughout history and across cultures. Behind this label lies a significant set of questions about the dynamics, conflicts, identities and power relations with which women live today. * THE ART OF BEING DANGEROUS offers many different images of women, some humorous, some challenging, some well-known, some forgotten, but all unique. In a dazzling variety of creative forms, artists and writers of diverse identities explore what it means to be a dangerous woman. * With almost 100 evocative images, this collection showcases an array of contemporary art that highlights the staggering breadth of talent among today’s female artists. It offers an unparalleled gallery of feminist creativity, ranging from emerging visual artists from the UK to multi-award-winning writers and translators from the Global South.” (See LINKS page above) * US readers can pre-order direct from Cornell University Press: or from Amazon:


July 2021

Artist susan c dessel’s essay and artwork among international artists highlighted in “THE ART OF BEING DANGEROUS
Exploring Women and Danger through Creative Expression” (Leuven Press, 2021), Edited by Jo Shaw and Ben Fletcher-Watson.

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"WHEN ..."

2019 2020 Yiddish New York. Utopia: Visions and Tradition
“Visual artists grapple with questions of what would constitute
and/or create a ‘Heaven on Earth’, the longing for an ideal society, where all people are treated with respect, all of their needs
are met and we see an end to war and fear – a Utopia”

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November 2018 - January 2019

The Time for Home Exhibit

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