Susan Share was born in Syracuse, New York, and received her BFA from the College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1977. She worked as an artist and conservator in New York City for 20 years before moving her studio to Anchorage, Alaska in 1997. Her artwork has been collected, exhibited and performed widely, including at the Anchorage Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert, and the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. Her teaching activities include workshops at the Center for Book Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has received grants from Rasmuson Foundation’s Artist Fellowship Program, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.