Samantha, a sculptor pretending to be a painter pretending to be a lady of leisure pretending to be a sculptor, grew up in Brockton just south of Boston. Her work has been impacted by these roots, and is expressed through her choices of materials and content. As a multimedia artist, she engages with weaving, needle work, and sewing as a survival mechanism, aesthetic, and conceptual strategy. Working with her hands is an intimate exploration of insistence in the absence of language.
Samantha graduated from MFA program The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2005 and received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art, in 1996 and now is adjunct faculty at Mass Art and the SMFA.
Her work has been supported though grants from Fiber International, Puffin Foundation, St. Botolph Club, SMFA traveling scholars fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council, International Fiber Collaborative, Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and has also found support through residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Millay Colony.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and alternative spaces including the Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA, N.K.G, Boston, MA, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA, Carpenter Center for the Visual Art at, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA ArtPark, Soho, NY, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, VA, , Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, Art League, Long Island, NY, Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, Mills Gallery, Boston MA, New Art Center, Newton, MA, The Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, MA, Cistetercian Palace Monastery, Lubiaz, Poland.
She continues to live and work in the Boston area.