Susanna Bixby Dakin
Local Artist In Residence
Susanna Dakin’s book “An Artist for President, The Nation is the artwork, We are the Artists” was published in November 2011 by Hyphen Media. Dakin has been a sculptor, performance artist, writer, educator and once-upon-a-time publisher of artists’ books, art magazines and a community newspaper. She has exhibited and taught sculpture and drawing, and has done some unique durational performances, including her year-long campaign as “An Artist for President” in 1983-84, which is the subject of the book. Besides again campaigning around the country to promote the book, in 2012 and 2013, Dakin is working novel and book of poems, and is developing new drawings and sculptural works.
Susanna Dakin is a founder of 18th Street Arts Center and a long time artist and social activist.