Samantha Burns is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Sarasota, Fl. In 2011, Samantha went to Florida State University to pursue her Masters in Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Practices. During her graduate studies, Samantha was awarded the opportunity to create and exhibit work in Berlin, Germany. Since her 2014 graduation, her installations and sculptures have been exhibited in Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Louisiana, Canada, and Germany. This past year she had a solo show at Southeastern Louisiana University as well as was a resident artist at the Roundtable Residency in Toronto, Canada. In 2015 Samantha was awarded a Visiting Artist in Printmaking position at the New a College of Florida. Currently, she is acting as a faculty member at the New College of Florida.
My artistic practice explores the connections that exist between our human experiences and objects that we imbue with meaning, as tokens that memorialize them. Through hybrid installations, sculpture, and printmaking, I examine the role of ‘memory’ and the interaction between body and mind with regard to their recuperative responses to traumatic life events.
Visually and conceptually, the work balances between the familiar and the abstract. Through slight material manipulation I call attention to the inherent strengths and uniqueness of the objects I'm drawn toward. Whether through fragmented imagery, text, or sculptural pieces, all parts collaborate with one another to unveil a deeper narrative.