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Samantha French

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Birthplace
MN

Lives in
Ridgewood, NY

Works in
Ridgewood, NY

Website

Schools
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2005, BFA

Tags
figurative, abstract, modern, landscape, realism, mixed-media

Statement

Samantha French's paintings and mixed media drawings reflect a connection to the past and her own memories of life in Minnesota. Her series focusing on bathers is her link to home and thecontinual search for the feeling of sun on your face, warm summer days at the lake. Shades of blue dominate her work as gestural figures in swimming attire represent memories of her past and a romanticized time far before hers with wool suits, dark eyeliner and bob haircuts.

French is a Minnesota native now living and working in New York. She graduated from MCAD with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005. In 2006 she received an individual artist grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.

Recent Exhibits

Samantha French participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 WOMANHOOD/UNRESTRICTED
TNC Gallery
 
Oct, 2012 Grand Opening
Stark + Kent Gallery
 
Sep, 2011 COOL! Dog Days of Summer
TNC Gallery
 
Sep, 2011 COOL! Dog Days of Summer
TNC Gallery
 
Sep, 2011 COOL! Dog Days of Summer
TNC Gallery
 
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