Susan Dupor was born and raised in Wisconsin. She started her undergraduate studies at NTID/RIT in 1987 and later received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Eventually, she earned her MS from the Joint Education Specialist Program at NTID and the University of Rochester.
Her figurative and narrative paintings portray her life’s journey as a Deaf person. She has exhibited her paintings nationally in group and solo exhibits. She was awarded the Wisconsin Arts Board fellowship. Dupor was commissioned by the National Association of the Deaf to create a triptych painting depicting its history as the oldest Civil Rights organization in America dating back to 1880. She has also illustrated for a children’s book. In addition, she also created a large-scale triptych painting for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to commemorate their program’s 50th anniversary.
Dupor continues to teach art at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf.