BIO
Philadelphia based artist, Samantha M. Connors, creates work examining capitalism’s effect on the collective's mental and physical health and the condition of the world around us. They are a multi-disciplinary artist utilizing tactile fiber processes and materials as well as urban detritus to create sculptural forms and objects reflecting on issues surrounding gentrification, chronic illness and harm reduction. They hold a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Samantha is the Co-Chair of the Exhibitions Committee at the South Philly gallery, Da Vinci Art Alliance, a member of Paradice Palase in Brooklyn, NY and a member of Common Field.

EDUCATION
2014
Bachelor of Fine Art: Tyler School of Art; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Major: Fiber & Material Studies Minor: Art History

RESIDENCIES
2019
The Sable Project, Stockbridge, VT
Ora Lerman Trust Soaring Gardens Residency, Laceyville, PA
2018
Cassis Artist Residency, Cassis, France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2020
Residual Meter : Solo Exhibition, SHOEBOX, The Digital and Physical Realms, USA
RE::Claimed, Sulfur Studios; Savannah, GA
Typos + Spills + Broken Glass, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Bianco, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY 
2019
Perennial Visions II, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
BoK(s), Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
InterWoven, BSB Gallery, Trenton, NJ
Contemporary Fibers, Tovar House, St. Augustine, FL
New Artist Showcase, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA
2018
Artist/Reader/Writer, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Pop-Up Show, TORC Yoga, Philadelphia, PA
Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Hard Times in the Soft World, Giovinetti Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Welcome Night, Fabrika Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA
Z.archive, Clair T. Carney Library Archives + Special Collections; North Dartmouth, MA
2017
OuT Of sCaLe, Da Vinci Art Alliance; Philadelphia, PA
Grey Matter, The Black Cat; Philadelphia, PA
Strong, Tender, & True, Brob Din Gnag Love Barn; Phoenixville, PA
404: Category Not Found, Da Vinci Art Alliance; Philadelphia, PA
Transformation, Plays and Players Gallery; Philadelphia, PA
Micro/Macro, Sulfur Studios; Savannah, GA
2016
Without Borders, SMI Galleries at Academy Square; Montclair, NJ
METAMORPHOSIS, The Plastic Club; Philadelphia, PA
Summer Selections, Urban Gallery & Books; Philadelphia, PA
Inliquid Benefit, Crane Arts; Philadelphia, PA
2015
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Convention Center; Philadelphia, PA
2014
Re•Volve : Solo Exhibition, Stella Elkins Gallery; Philadelphia, PA
Crafts, Tyler School of Art; Philadelphia, PA
Art at the Center, Comcast Center; Philadelphia, PA

CITATIONS
2019
Average Art Magazine, Issue #38, UK. Sep '19
The Times of Trenton, Interwoven Fiber-Art Exhibit Opens In Trenton’s BSB Gallery, Aug ’19, G9
2018
Syndicate Product, Unrecommended Reading, Sep ’18, 3-5
2017
A5 Magazine, A5 Portfolio #7, UK. Oct ‘17, 7-8
MODUS, Now One With Everyone!, Philadelphia, PA, Oct ‘17, 10-11
2016
Starry Night Programs, Artists to Look Out For Vol. III, Truth or Consequences, NM, 2016, 14

COLLECTIONS
Claire T. Carney Library, Dartmouth, MA

RELATED
Current
Da Vinci Art Alliance Exhibitions Co-Chair
Artist & Workshop Assistant, Dianne Koppisch Hricko, Philadelphia, PA
Artist & Technical Assistant, Richard Hricko, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Assistant, Cynthia Porter, Philadelphia, PA
2018
Technical Assistant, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Piece Play Propagate, Haystack Mt. School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME
2017
Installation Assistant, Richard Hricko, Urban Growth, C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016
Gallery Assistant, Urban Gallery and Books, Philadelphia, PA
Installation and Artist Assistant, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Warp+Weft, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA