2019 I Look Under the Bed, Towle Hill Studio, Corinth, VT.

2016 Many Wars, University Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX                                                         2015 Pharmacy, Towle Hill Studio, Corinth, VT                                                                                                              2014 Soldier, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC.                                                                                                                   2013 Suzanne Opton, Linfield College Gallery, McMinnville, OR.
2012 Many Wars, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.
2012 Soldier / Many Wars, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2011 Soldier / Many Wars, Photostop Gallery, White River Junction, VT.
2011 Vermont, Robert Anderson Gallery,NYC.
2008-10 Soldier Billboards, billboards in eight cities sponsored by the Denver Contemporary Museum, Denver, CO; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Forecast Public Art, Minneapolis, MN; SkyLab, Columbus, OH, Sanctuary for Independent Media,Troy, NY; DC metro stations.
2007 Soldier, Musée de l’Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2007 Soldier, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA.
2007 Soldier, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.
2007 Soldier, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, NYC.
2006 Soldier, CEPA Gallery with 10 street banners, 20 bus shelter displays, Buffalo NY.
2006 Soldier, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
2002 Suzanne Opton, SK Josefsberg, Portland OR.
2001 Loose Change, Il Diaframma Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2001 Loose Change, Di Qua Dal Fiume e Tra Gli Autobus, Brescia, Italy.
1995 Evening in Scapegoat, Montana, Motel Fine Arts, NYC.
1994 Early Night Hedge, Motel Fine Arts, NYC.
1992 After the Fire, Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.
1990 Night Watch, Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.
1989 Restless Nights, Mira Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.



2019 Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection, International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY.
Time Returns: A Continuous Now, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2017 Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and its Aftermath, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NEAftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL.

2014 (Dis)comfort Zones, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.
Blue Sky: Oregon Center for Photographic Arts at 40, Portland Art Museum,Portland, OR.
Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech,Blacksburg, VA.
Affekte, Kunstpalais, Erlagen, Germany; Gemeentenmuseum, Helmond, Netherlands; Culturcentrum, Mechelen, Belgium.
Photographic Portraits: Invitation to Stare, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.
Suzanne Opton and Claire Beckett, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and It’s Aftermath, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; traveling to Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; Corcoran Museum, Washington DC; Brooklyn Museum.
Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI.
The Nature of Man: Crafting the Real, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspesie, Gaspe Peninsula, Canada.
home.front, curator Deborah Jack, Lemmerman Gallery, NJ University, Jersey City, NJ.

A Short History of Photography, International Center of Photography, NYC.
Visual Traces of the Restless Present, Days of Photography, Darmstadt, Germany.
Young People: Set 9 from the Collection FotoMuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland.
RollenSpiele / Rollenbilder, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.

US Today after….,Le Bleu Ciel, Lyon, France.
New Ways of Seeing, Brighton Photo Biennial, curator Martin Parr, Brighton, UK.
Many Wars, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY.

War at a Distance, Ryerson University, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada.
Darkside II: Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland.
China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
Photo Miami, Miami Basel art fair, Miami, FL.
Here’s Looking at You: Variations on the Portrait, Stephen Cohen Gallery,LA.
Great Expectations, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporai, Luxembourg.
Stigmata, Red Cross Museum, Geneva, Switzerland.
Contemporary Art Collection, Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH. 

Optical Illusion in Modern Photography, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
Burning Down the House, Elisabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
American Identities, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
Witness, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Modern Art, Modern Lives: Then and Now, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.
Identities: Faire Faces, Le Bleu du Ciel, Lyon, France.
In my Solitude, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.
Grace, Peer Gallery, New York. 

Photo LA, Art Fair, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Photo Miami, Art Fair, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL.
L’autre, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
By Invitation Only, Kinz/Tillou+Feigen, NYC.
Its Our War, Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York.
Face Forward,Gallery 52, NYC.
Faccia a Faccia,Forma Gallery, Milan,Italy. 2006
Photo Miami, Art Fair at Miami Basel, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL.
Summer Skin,Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles. 2004
Duality/Multiplicity, Roger Smith Gallery, NYC.

Flowers, SK Josefsberg Studio, Portland, OR.
Photo ID, three artist show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO.

New York Après New York, Musée del’Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Color, Janet Borden Gallery, NYC.

Summer Reading, Yancy Richardson Gallery, NYC.

Inscrutable Objects, Ansel Adams Center San Francisco.

Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.

The Fire and the Aftemath, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco.
Landscape Show, Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.
Flora Photographica, curated by William Ewing. Serpentine Gallery, London.

Il Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia, curated by Peter Weiermair, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

Summer Show, Oggi Domani Gallery, NYC.

Fleeting Gestures, International Center of Photography, NYC.


2012 Brown Foundation Fellowship: MFA, Houston: Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France.
2009 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
2009 Cummings Foundation Grant for Soldier Billboard Project.
2008 Fledgling Fund and Cross Currents Foundation grants for the Soldier Billboard Project.
2008 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fiscal sponsorship for Soldier Billboards.
2008 Festival Voies Off 2008 des Rencontres d’Arles 13th edition, Arles, France.
2007 Fledgling Fund Grant for trip to Jordan to produce Soldier+Citizen photographs.
2006 Honickman First Book Prize finalist.
2006 John Gutmann Fellowship Award nominee.
2006 Central New York Community Foundation Grant for Soldier Billboards.
2003 Nominee, Santa Fe Prize for Photography, Santa Fe Photography Workshop.
1999 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Catalogue Grant.
1978 Polaroid Corporation Equipment and Materials Grant.
1976 Vermont Council on the Arts Grant.
1976 National Endowment for the Arts Short Term Activities Grant.


Austin Museum of Art
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
Brooklyn Museum
Cleveland Museum
Chrysler Museum
Fotomuseum Winterthur Harn Museum of Art
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
Honolulu Museum
International Center of Photography
Library of Congress
Light Work
Michener Museum
Musée de L’Eysee, Lausanne
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Nelson-Atkins Museum
Polaroid Collection
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Yale University Art Gallery


2013 Artist-in-Residence, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.
2012 Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Dora Maar House, Ménerbes, France.
2011 Artist-in-Residence, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
2009 Blue Mountain Center, The Cost of War, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
2007 MacDowell Colony Fellow, Peterborough, NH.
2005 Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse NY.


The Photobook: A History Volume III, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Pantheon, 2014
War / Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2012.
Soldier / Many Wars, Decode Books (monograph), 2011.
RollenSpiele / Rollenbilder, Hirmer Verlag. Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, 2011.
The Unseen Eye, Collection of Bill Hunt, Thames and Hudson, anthology, 2011.
Afterward, ed. Nathalie Herschdorfer, Thames and Hudson, anthology, 2011.
William Ewing, Face: The New Photographic Portrait, Thames and Hudson, 2006.
Vicki Goldberg, Suzanne Opton, chapter, Light Matters, Aperture, 2005.
Vicki Goldberg, On Guard: Soldiers Off Guard, Contact Sheet, number 136, Light Work.
Loose Change (monograph) with essay by Vicki Goldberg, 2000.
William Ewing, Flora Photographica, Simon & Schuster 1991.
Peter Weiermair, ll Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia, Ravena, Italy 1987.


Robin Cembalest, “The Military is Present,” ARTnews,
”home.front,” New Jersey City University, catalogue, 2012.
“Epilogue,” The Australian Photojournalist,” Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, 2011 edition, “Soldier,” p.152-163.
“America’s Hidden Wars,” Forbes Blog, Abigail Esman, Pen and Sword, 9/26/11.
Publisher’s Weekly, “Soldier / Many Wars,” 7/25/11.
Francis Hodgson, “The Brighton Photo Biennial Takes A Gamble,” Financial Times, 10/18/10.
FotoVisura, portfolio, 2009.
Lens Culture online interview, 2008.
Susan Saulny, “Battles Over Billboard Space Precede G.O.P Gathering,” New York Times, National News front page, 8/29/08.
Tyler Coburn, “CBS Outdoor Pulls Suzanne Opton’s Soldier Billboards During the Republican National Convention,” Rhizome at the New Museum, 8/29/08.
Paul Schmelzer, “AMid RNC Paranoia,” CBS Outdoor Pulls Soldier Billboards, The Minnesota Independent, 8/27/08.
”Billboard Co. Says No to Soldier Portraits in St. Paul,” Photo District News, 9/2/08.
Daniel Nasaw,”Billboards of US Soldiers Cancelled in Host City of Republican Convention,” The Guardian, 8/28/08.
L’Insensé, portfolio, Paris, Fall 2008.
European Photography, portfolio, Fall 2008.
One Hour Empire, portfolio, Fall 2008.
Review of International Studies (RIS), Cambridge University Press, portfolio and text in issue devoted to art and war, editors Alex Danchev and Debbie Lisle, Fall 2008.
Photography Quarterly, “Imaging War,” portfolio, Center for Photography at Woodstock, issue #4, Woodstock, NY, Spring 2008.
Paul Lester, Visual Communications Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, cover image and article, Fall 2007.
Alessandro Trabucco, “Back Home,” Gente Di Fotografia portfolio, Milan, Italy, Fall 2007.
La Matin, Lausanne, “Des Images Bouleversantes,”9/13/07.
Luc Debraine, “Tetes à plat, binettes et regards en coin” La Temps, Lausanne, 9/13-19/07.
”Faces Da Guerra,” BRAVO!, Magazine of Culture, Madrid, 4/07.
Vince Aletti, “Wartime Portraits,” The New Yorker, Feb 12, 2007.
Andrea Fitzpatrick, “The Silent Dialogue,” Border Crossings, page 39-45, December 2006.
”Arta Razboiului,” Photo, Romanian Magazine, December 2006.
Larry List, “Soldier Photographs,” Light Work Annual, 2006.
Erica France, “Photo ID: Examining the Figure Through Photography,” Interview with the artists, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO, 2003.
”Mémoire d’un ville blessée,” Musées Lausannois, June-September 2002, page 4.
Andy Grundberg, “Inscrutable Objects,” See,” Friends of Photography, Issue 1:2, 1995.
Charles Hagen, “Edouard Denis Baldus & Suzanne Opton,” New York Times, Art in Review, 2/7/92.
Rune Jonsson, “Serenity of Nature,” Aktuell Fotografi, December 1989.
”Ironic Detachment From Feminine Norms,” Dagens Nyheter, September 26, 1989.


2013 NPR, Studio 360, on air interview.
2013 Lecture, Portraiture, Linfield College Auditorium, McMinnville, OR.
2012 Lecture, Soldier / Many Wars, Henry Art Gallery, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA.
2011 Lecture, SPE Regional Conference, Syracuse, NY.
2010 Artist Talk, “New Ways of Seeing,” Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK.
2010 Artist Talk, “US Today, After…” Photo Festival, Lyon, France.
2010 Artist Talk, “Soldier Billboard Project,” Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC.
2008 Artist Talk, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.
2008 Panel Discussion, Katzen Center, American University, Washington, DC.
2007 Artist Talk, Musée de l’Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2007 NPR, Studio 360
2007  NPR, Day to Day, interview with Madeline Brand.
2007 Artist Talk, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA.
2007  Artist Talk, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.
2007 Artist Talk,ICP Photographer Lecture Series, “The Portrait,” ICP, New York.
2006 Vicki Goldberg lecture at opening of Light Work exhibition.


2013 ICP Photography Workshop Instructor, Fotoenlace, Bogota, Colombia.
2005-2007 Photography Professor, Cooper Union, New York.
1999 – present Photography Faculty, International Center of Photography, New York.