Susan Hambleton lives and works in New York City. She received her B.A. in History from Columbia University in 1965, her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in 1982, and her M.F.A. from Hunter College in 1984. She teaches at  the School of Visual Arts and Eugene Lang College, New School University.

Her work is in the collection of the Musem of Modern Art, General Electric Company, IBM, Library of Congress, NYNEX, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Fred Alger & Company, and the Franklin Mint. Her work has been shown at Sears-Peyton Gallery and Victoria Munroe Gallery.

Hambleton received a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 1988, 1989, and 1993, and the Milton and Sally Avery MacDowell Fellowship in 1988. She was awarded a Pollack-Krasner Foundation grant in 1998-99, as well as the Hollybrook Foundation award in 1995 and 1998.

In January 2011, Susan came to Steamboat from New York with a range of images from photographic and art historical sources. She created watercolor monotypes, layering collage pieces from her collection on to the prints in thoughtful and provocative orientations. The four resulting series are entitled Water Babies, T. Grasses, Sojourner, and If I Could Tell You. During this same project, Susan revisited some unfinished oil monotypes that she had worked on in Brooklyn years ago with printer John Micoff. They provided a perfect starting point for this new process. Susan precisely positioned the acetate images on top of the prints and cropped them to unique sizes, completely altering them from their original form. It was highly satisfying to bring new life to those otherwise dormant images. The work had come full circle. This series is titled More Than You Know.