Born in Mississippi, Susan Wolfe Huppman grew up in New Orleans. She graduated from Princeton in 1983 with an A.B. in Art History/Visual Arts and has been painting professionally for over 25 years. 

Susan studied Critical Theory under poet and artist David Shapiro, himself a student of Meyer Shapiro. She studied painting under Sean Scully, Michael David, Harvey Quaytman and Heidi Gluck.

Susan lives and works in Maryland, USA.