Susan Hauptman received an M.F.A from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1970.
She has had one person exhibitions at: the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia; the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; and the Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California. Her work has also been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Arkansas Art Center, the Katonah Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Museum, the Arnot Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum of Art.
She has received numerous grants including two from the National Endowment for the Arts grants, and grants from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the Oakland Museum of Art awarded her prizes.
Her teaching has included Visiting Artist positions at Harvard University, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California at Davis, and the Lamar Dodd Professional Chair at the University of Georgia.
Susan’s drawings are in numerous museum collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Norton Gallery, the Arkansas Art Center, the Minnesota Museum of Art and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Among her private collectors are Glenn Janss, Richard Brown Baker, Robert Kogod, Lee Grant, the Chase Manhattan Bank, Dean Witter, and Pacific Bell.
She lives in New York City.