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Samantha Fields

Samantha Fields
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Bio: 

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, needlework, 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.

Education: 
2005: MFA, Tufts University/SMFA, Boston, MA; 1996 - BFA, Fibers, MassArt
Professional Experience: 

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016 - “When things touch,” Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
  • 2016 - “Contexture”, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY,NY
  • 2016 - “CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  • 2016 - “Brink v.2 space and intimacy” , Mills Gallery, Boston MA
  • 2016 - “Flow” Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2015 - “24th Drawing Show: Feelers”, Mills Gallery, Boston MA
  • 2015 - "Seven", Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA
  • 2015 - “Cove”, Boston Harbor Islands, Boston , MA

Residencies

  • 2015 - Millay Colony for the arts, Austerlitz, NY
  • 2014 - Bemis, Omaha, NE
  • 2011 -  Vermont Studios, Johnson, VT

Awards and Grants

  • 2014 - St. Botolph Club Foundation, Amelia Peabody grant recipient for sculpture
  • 2013 - Puffin Foundation Grant, Fiber International, Sally Yunis Memorial Award
  • 2012 - Traveling Scholars Fellowship, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Selected Publications

  • 2016  - cataloge: "We have a lot to say, Interviews with the artists of BRINK v2: Space and intimacy," by John Pyper
  • 2016 - cataloge: "BRINK v2: Space and intimacy," curated by John Pyper, Mills Galllery Boston MA
  • 2015 - “Two local biennials demonstrate the value of a curator’s eye,” By Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe
  • 2015 - “Seven artists to create original works at Montserrat College of Art,” By Ken Yuszkus, Salem News
  • 2015 - “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” by Pam Campanaro, Cargo Collective
  • 2015 - “Our Guide: Giant Art Festival On Boston Harbor Islands,“ by Greg Cook, WBUR The ARTery
  • 2015 - “Playful, interactive art comes to Boston Harbor Islands” by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe
  • 2015 - “Island-Hopping for Art in Boston Harbor,” by Robert Moeller, Hyperallergic
  • 2015 - “The Isles Arts Initiative,” By James Foritano, Artscope

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