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Samantha Connors

Philadelphia, PA

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 few years Samantha has completed residencies at Pink Noise Projects in Philadelphia, PA, Cassis Artist Residency in Cassis, France, Ora Lerman Trust in Laceyville PA, and The Sable Project in Stockbridge, VT. In 2020 they had a solo show at SHOEBOX gallery and have an upcoming two-person exhibition with Cynthia Reynolds in Philadelphia at AUTOMAT collective. Samantha holds a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. They are the Managing Director of the South Philly gallery, DVAA, a member of Paradice Palase in Brooklyn, NY and a member of the Common Field Network.