1981 MFA, Printmaking, University of Iowa, High Honors
1980 MA, Printmaking, Painting, Art History, University of Iowa
1980 Teacher’s Certification Program, Brandeis University,
1978 BA, Fine Arts, Psychology, Brandeis University, Magna cum laude, High Honors
1977 Tyler School of Art in Rome
Founder/Art Director/Teacher: Artwork Studio B, Mclean VA 1996-Present.
Art School offering classes in drawing, painting, mixed media, and bookbinding. In these classes students are taught to be keen observers as they develop art skills.
Arts Resource Specialist: Hunters Woods Magnet School for Art, Science, and Technology, FCPS Reston, VA 1994-1996. Responsibilities included teaching the core arts program as well as designing and coordinating the arts magnate interdisciplinary programs.
Artist/Teacher: Fillmore Arts Center, Washington D.C., 1981-1984.
Responsibilities included the design of special courses and integrated programs for five elementary and middle schools. Courses taught were Museums, Art and Writing, Art Appreciation, Art Methods, Printmaking, Animation, Mask Theatre, and Drawing.
Visiting Lecturer: University of Cape Town School of Fine Arts, Cape Town, RSA, 1985-1987.
Taught a methods seminar in art education for higher diploma in education students, supervised the teacher-training program.
Printmaking and Drawing Instructor: Frederick Community College and Hood College, Frederick, MD. 1982-1984.
Printmaking Instructor: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, and VA 1882-1984.
Lithography Teaching Assistant: University of Iowa School of Art, Iowa City, IA, 1981
Author/Teacher “Museums Art and Writing: From Looking to Language.” 1991-present. A sourcebook published by the Language Minority Affairs Branch of the D.C. Public Schools. These units train those who are not specialists in teaching visual art or creative writing to bring hands-on, language oriented, museum education experiences to their students.
Creative Arts Team/Visual Arts Consultant: “Exploring Washington’s Cultural Resources Program”, The Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institutions, 1990. Designed an integrated arts pilot program bringing together high school students and professional artists in order to explore Washington’s cultural institutions through participatory workshops.
Curator/Educator for “Children in Conflict” exhibition, 1989. Collected children’s art from Soweto, RSA, along with photographs depicting township life. Exhibited at The Sumner Museum, Washington, D.C., and The Alexandria Black History Museum, Alexandria, VA.
Art Appreciation Program Developer: Fillmore Arts Center, 1987-1994. Designer of a series of art appreciation games that engage students in art criticism. Designed for use in classrooms and museums.
Art Resource Program Developer: Six School Complex, Washington D.C., 1990-1994. Designed art program that provided training and support to classroom teachers in order to reinforce basic learning skills and curriculum content through hands-on arts projects.
Museum docent training program director: South African National Gallery, Cape Town, and RSA. 1984-1986. Program designed for Art History and Art Education students at the University of Cape Town.
Curator/Educator: “The New American Graphics Exhibition”, 1986. Grant sponsored by the United States Information Service: A series of eight lecture-demonstrations and participatory workshops in various print processes. Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, RSA.
Fulbright Interview Committee Panelist: Bonn, West Germany, 1984.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Studio Gallery Showcase, painted woodcarvings, Sue Bikoff and Harriet Lesser, Washington D.C., 2014
Studio Gallery, "A Walk On The Wild Side" painted woodcarvings, Sue Bikoff and Harriet Lesser, Washington D.C., 2012
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA 2008
Ernst DeJong Studios, Pretoria, RSA 1986
Gallery International, Cape Town, RSA 1986
Gage Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1982
Eve Drewloe Gallery, Rome, Italy, 1977
Selected Group Exhibitions and Juried Shows
Cato Institute, "Freedom, Art as the Messenger" Juried Show, Washington D.C., 2019
Studio Gallery, "Hat's Off", painted woodcarvings by Sue Bikoff and Harriet Lesser, Washington D.C., 2017
Studio Gallery, painted woodcuts by Sue Bikoff and Harriet Lesser, Washington D.C., 2009, 2016, 2017
MPA Artfest, McLean, VA 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Brandeis University, Invitational Show, Waltham, MA, 2008
The Art League, Alexandria, VA 2007
Studio Gallery, Invitational Show, Washington, D.C., 2006
Studio Gallery, Invitational Show, Washington, D.C., 2004
Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD, 2002
Sumner Museum, “The Artist Teacher” Annual exhibit Washington, D.C., 1988-1995
R Street Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1989
Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, RSA, 1987
University of Cape Town, RSA, 1986
AAO Galleries, National Print Show, Buffalo, N.Y. 1984
National Small Print Show, Cobelskill, N.Y., 1984
Washington Printmakers, Art Barn, Washington, D.C., 1983
Montpelier Arts Center, Juried Show, Laurel, MD, 1983
Strathmore Arts Center, Juried Show, Rockville, MD, 1983
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA 1982
Iowa City Arts Council, Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, 1982
Seminar on Art Appreciation Games. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, 2000.
Seminar on Art Appreciation Games. FCPS Executive Staff Development Workshop, 1995.
Seminar on Art Appreciation Games. Conference of the Network of Performing and Visual Arts Schools. Washington D.C. 1994
“Museums, Art and Writing: From Looking to Language” in “Discover D.C.” The Language Minority Affairs Office, D.C. Public Schools. 1993
Panelist: “The Artist Teacher”. NAEA Conference, Washington, D.C., 1989
Seminar on Art Appreciation Games, ”. NAEA Conference, Washington, 1989
“Children in Conflict”, Educational exhibition catalog, 1988