Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen was born in Seoul, South Korea.
Susan holds a B.A. degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Texas Woman’s University.
Susan was a 1995 fellow at the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University and a 1999 recipient of the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship at Houston Center for Photography.
Susan’s works have been shown in Seoul, South Korea; Panama City, Panama; and in many US cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Fort Worth, Denton and Dallas.
Susan’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Korean American Museum in Los Angeles and Texas Instruments in Dallas, as well as in several private collections. Her work is also included in numerous publications.
Susan lives in Richardson, Texas and has been on the photography faculty team in the School of the Arts at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas since 2015.