Susan Belton, who teaches painting and professional practices, is a painter of the American landscape and student of its culture. Currently Belton is working on images of logo-emblazoned, take-out coffee cups and their non-drip plastic lids. She investigates these collections of cups as icons of corporate culture and talismans of contemporary rituals. Belton is a graduate of Colby College and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There she received the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Fellowship and traveled to California to continue her investigation and fascination with American suburbs. She was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Recipient and Finalist, and received two Boston Cultural Council Grants and a Museum School Faculty Enrichment Grant. Her work is in many public and private collections. She teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and maintains a studio in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Her work can also be found at the George Billis Gallery in New York and Los Angeles and the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston.