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. Over the past two years Samantha has completed residencies at Cassis Artist Residency in Cassis, France, Ora Lerman Trust in Laceyville PA, and The Sable Project in Stockbridge, VT. They recently had a solo show in February 2020 at SHOEBOX gallery and have an upcoming two-person exhibition in Philadelphia at AUTOMAT collective. 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 the Common Field Network.

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 & PROJECTS
2021
Void Fill ; Two-Person Exhibition, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA
2020
PUSH/PULL - Attraction, Repulsion, and the In-Between, Virtual Exhibition, In Toto Virtual
Hindsight, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Letters for Others ; Virtual Exhibition, Arts Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, New York
BYO Art ; Virtual Exhibition, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Notation of Quarantine ; Virtual Exhibition, Notations Project
Residual Meter ; Solo Virtual Exhibition, SHOEBOX
RE::Claimed, Sulfur Studios; Savannah, GA
Chislennichek Tear off Calendar, February 6th, Moscow, Russia.
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