Susan Belau received her B.A. in Studio Art from University of California, Santa Cruz, and M.F.A. in Printmaking from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has studied printmaking at Santa Reparata in Florence, Italy, and trained as a master printer at Paulson-Bott Press in Berkeley, California. Ms. Belau has received the Phelan Award for Excellence in Printmaking and been awarded fellowships at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California and Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York. Ms. Belau is a faculty member at San Francisco State University and in 2014 chaired the SGC International Printmaking Conference in San Francisco, California. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, including University of the Arts, Philadelphia, the Ford Foundation, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.