Susan is a painter who enjoys drawing and printmaking as well. Growing up in rural New Hampshire, she developed a deep love of the natural world along with a great desire to travel. She received a BFA degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978. Touring Egypt a year later, she was drawn to its rich layers of art and history. In 1985, she began working as an artist for the University of Chicago’s archaeological documentation project in Luxor, where she continues to spend each winter drawing the carved and painted reliefs of ancient tombs and temples. This experience continues to fuel and inspire her artwork.
She was the recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1994. With this support, she spent time in New York City. The culminating body of paintings and drawings became an exhibition that traveled to six major cities in Germany, where she has exhibited ever since. Her traveling exhibition: Explorations: Egypt in the Art of Susan Osgood is scheduled to open in the Leipzig Museum in 2017.
Her work is in national and international collections and has been exhibited widely. Most recently it has been featured in: Yale University's online journal LETTERS Literature/Visual Arts and the Spirit; Construction Lit the online magazine out of Brooklyn in 2011; in the German art magazine art: Das Kunstmagazin; on Canadian TV’s One: Body Mind & Spirit; and on the covers of eleven poetry and prose reviews.