Brockton, MA – Samantha grew up in Brockton just south of Boston; She continues to live and work in the Boston area. Her work has been deeply impacted by these roots, and is expressed through her choices of materials and content. She 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. Samantha has received past funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, International Fiber Collaborative, The Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Deborah Dluhy SMFA Travel Grant. She has also found support for her work through residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson ,VT and most recently this year at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE.
Over the past18 years She has been showing regularly, in galleries, museums and alternative spaces. Having solo exhibitions at: Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA, N.K. Gallery, Boston, MA, Frame 301, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, and Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Samantha has also had work included in numerous group exhibitions: 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, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell, MD, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MIArt League, Long Island, NY, Maxwell Mays Gallery, Providence, RI, 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