A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Sue Carrie Drummond
Class of 2015 Artist
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mills College

"At the University of the Arts, I explored new processes and mediums in addition to having more time in the studio to develop my work. This time was instrumental in building a strong body of work both visually and conceptually. The emphasis on studio practice and professional development prepared me for life post graduation. Additionally, writing a thesis paper on my research and practice in tandem with making actual work strengthened my ability to speak about my work. I left UArts with a strong portfolio, a solid professional packet and an extended network of supportive contacts, all of which have equipped me to succeed. Upon graduation, I was awarded a residency at the Minesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). This opportunity afforded me time, space, and funding to continue making work and further master techniques I explored in school. The same summer I received a Penland studio assistantship in papermaking. I served as a letterpress studio assistant at MCBA and as a spring instructor of a papermaking course. Additionally, I interned at Cave Paper, furthering my knowledge of the craft of papermaking. The contacts I made during the residency, as well as the immense network of alumni, faculty, and their contacts assisted me in obtaining these opportunities. Among them include having received curatorial invitations to participate in several prestigious exhibitions and being awarded the CBAA Women's Studio Workshop Book Arts Residency. "

Sue Carrie Drummond received her MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in the spring of 2015. Daughter of missionaries, she was born in El Salvador, spent four years in Nicaragua, and seven years in Spain, arriving in the US when she was 13 years old. Drummond’s work investigates different forms of damage and deterioration mapping intimate experiences and relationships that leave a permanent mark. Focusing on surface, accumulation, and texture she highlights the futility of acts to conceal or veil the past. She works primarily with papermaking and relief printing, incorporating crochet, knit, and other more tactile processes and materials. Drummond has exhibited nationally in Jackson, MS, Seattle, WA, Minneapolis, MN, New Orleans, LA, Knoxville, TN, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO and Philadelphia, PA as well as internationally in the UK. She has taught workshops in Jackson, MS at Purple Word Center for Book and Paper Arts and has assistant taught with several professors within the undergraduate book arts and printmaking program at The University of the Arts. Drummond was also selected to be an assistant in papermaking at Penland School of Crafts and was additionally awarded an artist residency at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, both in the summer of 2015. Most recently, she was awarded the College Book Art Association sponsored residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop.