Suda House - Jennifer Spencer

Suda House: Double portrait with Jennifer Spencer

Suda House is a photographer of national and international reputation living and working in San Diego, California. She is currently a Professor of Art and Photography at Grossmont College. She is past-coordinator of the Digital Arts Media Lab, Fine Arts Synergy Center, and is the co-author both the Digital Media Arts degree in the visual arts. House received her MA from California State University, Fullerton in 1976. She has collaborated for the past sixteen years with the Museum of Photographic Arts in coordinating for Grossmont College, the Summer Photographic Workshops, an on-going artist-in-residence program. In 1983, she was one of six West Coast photographers to work with the Polaroid 20 x 24 camera. These works are in private and public collections such as the Polaroid Corporation, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Creative Center of Photography, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. House was a 1980 recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Emerging Fellowship. During the past thirty-five years, her photographs have been widely exhibited internationally.

What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

"The future of the visual arts in San Diego depends on collaboration - all of us working together for common goals that will guarantee the existence and growth of all the arts. Cross-pollination of ideas, coupled with shared funding sources and further integration in the diverse arenas of science, and technology, plus our new concerns for global sustainability, will ensure that the most curious and creative will provide dialogue and discovery through art making. Artists are the visionaries of a society and the forerunner of its culture."