Suzanne Williamson

Artist Statement

My series of early morning photos at the water’s edge in Tampa began on my return about two years ago. Images of storms, calm and angry waters, climactic energy and dissipating color resonate within the grids, forming narratives as I dive into the deeper water. 


Suzanne Williamson is an award-winning photographic artist whose evocative work in the landscape has been exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2018 the Appleton Museum in Ocala mounted Shadow & Reflection, her photographic installation created with writer John Capouya that re-envisions Florida’s Native American ceremonial sites in words and images. The exhibition was first shown in 2011 at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. In 2019, Suzanne was awarded a Hillsborough Arts Council Professional Development Artist Grant.

Suzanne’s photographs are in a number of museum and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris. Awards include multiple fellowships to MacDowell and Yaddo art colonies and Florida Creative Capital workshop grants. Her pictures have been published in such outlets as ARTnews, Arts Magazine and the nonfiction book by John Capouya Florida Soul, 2017, UPF. Williamson studied photography at SUNY, College at Purchase and at the International Center of Photography. During her professional career in New York City, she was the Photo Editor of ARTnews, directed photography galleries and managed a private contemporary photography collection. Currently working in the curatorial department at the Tampa Museum of Art, she continues to provide marketing/PR to individual clients in Tampa and New York City.

Publication: Julie Garisto, “Florida’s Native Past in Words and Images,” 09/05/2018, Creative Pinellas magazine.