Susan Magnus creates sculpture, works on paper, photography, and installations.

She is the recipient of a Visual Arts Award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, a Regional Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Art Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation.

Works created by Susan Magnus are held in many public and private collections including the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum of California, the Microsoft Corporation, the Oracle Corporation, and the Bank of America Corporation.