SUE HETTSMANSPERGER



Born 1948 in Akron, Ohio
Sue Hettsmansperger, a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa since 1977, was trained at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (B.F.A., 1972 and M.A., 1974). This founding member of the feminist A.I.R. Gallery in New York City did not address gender directly in her work during the 1980s, when she painted finely shaded abstract patterns based on a tableau made of plastic, foam, and cut and folded paper. "This is going to be somewhat experimental for me, since I've never done a print in so short a time," she wrote Majeski shortly before her residency (April 5-12, 1981). The artist added watercolor hand coloring to each impression from the edition printed by students JoAnn K. Morrison, Margaret Litton, and Matt Garrean under the supervision of Richard Finch, whose chop stamp is in the lower left corner.




Lifeline Series
1981; color lithograph and hand coloring on Arches Buff; image: 15 x 15 (38.1 x 38.1), sheet: 22 3/8 x 22 3/8 (55.88 x 55.88); edition of 30