Suzaan Boettger is an art historian and critic in New York and Professor Emerita at Bergen Community College. Her history of environmental and environmentalist art, "Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties" (University of California Press, 2003), was praised by the New York Times Book Review as the "definitive history" and by the Library Journal as "a remarkable combination of insight and intellectual enthusiasm that, rare in a scholarly work, is easily accessible and a pleasure to read." Her biographical monograph, "Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson" (University of Minnesota Press, 2023) has been acclaimed as “meticulously researched” and “deep and engaging. . . bringing coherence to our understanding of this remarkably complicated artist, his body of work, and his writings. A monumental achievement." She has contributed to all the major art magazines and to a dozen anthologies or exhibition catalogues and has lectured widely

Other Works

  • Nedko Solakov: 99 Fears

  • Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties


Awards and Recognition

  • Julius Silberger Award for interdisciplinary work in psychoanalysis, 2020, for the essay "Brother's Keeper: Robert Smithson's Anti-Elegiac Pictures"
  • Milliard Meiss Publication Award from the College Art Association for "Inside the Spiral" 2021