After graduating from Vassar College, Susan Hockaday studied etching at Yale University and the Pratt Graphics Center in New York City. She later studied photography at Princeton University, papermaking at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and spent the 1986-87 academic year at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. During two sabbatical years with her family in Holland, she exhibited and worked at the Amsterdam Graphics Atelier. While living in England in 1982, and lecturing in China and Japan, she developed an interest in papermaking. In 1974, she was awarded the W. K. Rose Fellowship from Vassar College. Susan Hockaday won fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 1982 and 1986. Susan Hockaday has had more than 25 solo exhibits in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Art Museum at Princeton University. She has been affiliated with SOHO20 for many years.