Susan Lakin is currently a Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and a Fellow in the School of Individualized Study. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and a Master of Fine Arts in Art Studio from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Before arriving to RIT, Susan worked commercially in Los Angeles and Australia; some of her clients included Adidas, Avon, Harper's Bazaar, LA Times Magazine, Nordstrom, OCA Architects, Sebastian, Shape Magazine, Southern California Edison, and Syncor International Corp.
Her artwork has received many awards and is part of the permanent collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Photography Museum of Lishui, China. Her exhibitions include: New York at the Memorial Art Gallery, Gallery @49 NYC, Germany at the Fotografie Forum International, Texas at Houston Center of Photography, Boston at the Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography, California at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the University Art Museum Santa Barbara, as well as, the Robert V Fullerton Art Museum.