Susan Mikula was born on April 1, 1973. She is the native of Castro Valley, California. There is no any information about her parents and early childhood as well as education. Susan Mikula was raised up in the urban/industrial New Jersey. After that, she moved to the small New Hampshire town.

Susan Mikula is a professional photographer. Susan Mikula’s physical subject matter is often abstracted, sometimes very highly, and typically portrayed within a tight chromatic range. According to source SF Gate, Susan’s images usually have greenish yellow color hue. Susan Mikula became popular when she started dating with the renowned television host Rachel Maddow. Susan has criticized by many people for dating Rachel.

On September of 2006 was the opening of 9 Portraits, her unique installation of nine colors Polaroid portraits printed on nine-foot-tall swathes of industrial mesh. In summer of 2007, Susan’s disquieting photographic installation of fifty Polaroid original photographs - landscapes, portraits, abstract images, and scary mean little animals was printed on Melamine plastic dinner plates, titled omnivore and was on view at the Boston State House. During December 2008 - January 2009 Mikula exhibited seven of her "sic transit images" and four of the "Pier 40" series in the show title "sic transit" at the CHC Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. Mikula also shot the sixteen images that make up American Vale over a period from summer of 2009 to spring 2010.

Another solo shows od Susan Mikula include still, moving pictures of 2005, “Civil Twilight”, that released in the 2003, “New Beauty” in 2002, “After Reprimand” 2001 and “Lux in Tenebris” 1998. Her work has also been shown at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida; the San Diego Art Institute; St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City; and State of the Arts ‘98 in Oregon. Her work has been selected for national juried exhibitions, and she is the recipient of three artist grants from The Northampton Cultural Council, part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Susan has also written a three part series of the Industrial landscapes “Susan Mikula: American Bond”.

Susan is the common law wife of Rachel Maddow. They both are lesbian. They met with each other in the 1999 when Rachel was hired by Susan to do the yard work at her home. Their first date was at the National Rifle Association “Ladies Day on the Range” event. At that time Rachel was studying and working on the doctoral dissertation. Rachel Maddow is a TV host, author and political commentator who hosts a nightly TV show known as The Rachel Maddow Show on the MSNBC. Susan and Rachel are not married yet. Susan and her partner are residing in Manhattan as well as Western Massachusetts. She prefers not to speak about her personal life and did not appear on any live TV shows along with her partner Rachel. Mikula has not disclosed any information regarding her net worth and salary amount yet.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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