Susan Bondor (Zsuzsanna Ilona Bondor) was born in coal mining city of Tatabanya, Hungary and currently lives in Surrey, BC. She showed talent in drawing and art at an early age. Took drawing lessons from two different artists from the age of 12 until her early 20s. In the 1980s she showcased her paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints and photographs at various group exhibitions over several years in Tatabanya, Tata, Tokaj and Budapest in Hungary.

Susan left Hungary in 1987 and lived in Austria for a year, before immigrating to Grand Prairie, Alberta. After a year there, she moved to Vancouver, then to Surrey, BC.