Education:

2014                    M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Practice, Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, FL

                Graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors

2011                      B.F.A in Painting and Photography, University of Tampa, FL

                Graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors

 

Professional Experience:

2016- Present            Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL    

2015-2016                  Visiting Artist and Printmaking Instructor, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL    

2014-2015                  Adjunct Professor for University of Tampa, “Painting I, Drawing I, Design”

2014-2015                  Instructor at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL       

2015                           Exhibitions Manager, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL

2013-2014                  Instructor for Florida State University, “Drawing Foundations”,         

2012-2013                  Instructor for Florida State University, “Introduction to All Media Printmaking”

 

Grants/Awards/Fellowships:

2017                            1st Place award for 1st place, 27th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Stuart, FL

Juror: Sharon Lee Hart, Assistant Professor of Art, FAU Faculty

     Faculty Development Summer Grant, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

                                    Elsewhere Resident (2018), Elsewhere Residency, Greensboro, NC  

 

2016                           Visiting Artist and solo exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana University, LA

                                   Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (sculpture) New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

                                   First place award for piece "Try", Words + Text + Numbers, St. Louis Art Guild,

                                 Juror: Joel Ross Prof. at U. of Illinois 

                                   Residency, Roundtable Residency, Toronto, Canada 


2015                          Juror's Choice Award, Context, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Cloud, MO

                                  Visiting Instructor of Printmaking at New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

                                  Artist-in-Resident Fellowship, Florida State University in partnership with New College of Florida, Sarasota

                                  Juror for International Photography Contest 2015, Florida Museum of  Photographic Arts, Tampa FL

 

2014                          Nominated for FSU Outstanding Assistant Award, Tallahassee, FL

                                  Honorable Mention, International Sculpture Center Student Award,

                                  International Sculpture Magazine, Hamilton, NJ

                                  Nominated for 2014 International Sculpture Center, Student Award for FSU,  

(ISC) Sculpture Magazine, Hamilton, NJ

 

2013                         Residency, 6-week studio inquiry residency in Berlin, Germany, affiliated with

University of Cincinnati art department, Cincinnati, OH

            

2011                           Dean’s Scholarship, graduate College Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

                                  Tuition Waiver with Stipend (All 3 Years), Graduate School of Florida State  University; College of Visual Arts

                                  Las Damas de Arte Award (whole body of work), University of Tampa Annual Juried Exhibition, Tampa, FL  

           Juror: Adam Justice, Curator for Polk Museum of Art

            Friends of the Gallery Award, University of Tampa Annual Juried Exhibition, 

Juror: Adam Justice, Curator for Polk Museum of Art

            Quilt Journal: Honorable Mention, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

            Women’s Art History month Art Contest: 2nd place, FL

            Dourfmuller Art Scholarship recipient, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

            Honors Abroad Scholarship (Funding for summer travel to England, France, and Netherlands),

University of Tampa

 

2010                        Las Damas de Arte Award, University of Tampa Annual Juried Exhibition,

             

Solo Exhibitions:

2018                       Inner Dialogues, MChapel Projects, Sarasota, FL 

2017                       Insula Insula, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL

 Day by Day, collaboration with Naghmeh Farzaneh, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee FL 


2016                      Fanfare Event Exhibition, Southern Louisiana University, Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

2014                      Temporal Beings; Sarasota Art Center: Black Box Projects, Sarasota, FL

                               (In)stability, 621 Annex, Tallahassee, FL

2013                      Momentary Fall, Phyllis Strauss Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

 

Collaborations:

2017                      “Day by Day”, Mixed-media Installation (interactive sculpture and digital animation) with artist Naghmeh Farzaneh  

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017                      Electronics Alive, University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

2016                      Precarity, Roundtable Residency, Toronto, Canada

Words+Text+Numbers, St. Louis Art Guild, St. Louis, MO,

Juror: Joel Ross- Associate Professor: School of Art & Design at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                               Valdosta National 2016, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA 

Juror: Carrie Ann Baade, Painting Professor FSU

 

2015                       Context, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO

                               Juror: Buzz Spector, Professor of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis.

University of Tampa Alumni Show, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

University of Tampa Adjunct Faculty Show, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa

Guess You Had To Be There, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria IL

 

2014                     University of Tampa Alumni Show, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

         MFA Thesis show, Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Fl.

                   Live Amateurs; MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2013                       Ballast, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany

President’s Introduction Show, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee,

*Two Person Show, Uncertainty in Stability, WMC Gallery, Tallahassee, FL with artist Haley Olivia Lauw

          Strozier Library Exhibition, Florida State University, FL

 

2012                       *Two Person Show, “From the Ground up,” Fountain Art Fair, WMC Gallery, Art Basel Miami, FL;

with artist Haley Olivia Lauw

                                University of Tampa Alumni Show, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

                               Getting to know you, Working Method Contemporary Gallery, Tallahassee,

April Instillation Artists, SMALLS gallery, Tallahassee, FL

                               Postcard Show, Visual AIDS Foundation, New York, NY

 

2011                        Other Galactic Funk, Working Method Contemporary Gallery, Fountain Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami, FL

Turner/Rollins Show, Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

MOSI exhibition, ARC Gallery, Tampa Florida

Summer Art Exhibition NY, ISE Cultural Foundation, Broadway, NY

Juried by:  Yuriko Kuchiki, Lindsay Pollock, AlexandraSchwartz, & David Solo

University of Tampa Annual Juried Exhibition, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, FL;  

Juried by Adam Justice curator for Polk Museum of Art

Women’s History Month Art Contest/Show, Tampa, FL, Juried by members of  P.E.A.C.E organization, U. of Tampa

Arte de Ybor, Relevant Church Inc. Ybor, FL; Juried by Carolyn Kozzar

 

2010                     Summer Art Exhibition NY, ISE Cultural Foundation, Broadway, NY

    Juried by: Mary Birmingham, Ali Hossaini, Hitomi Iwasaki, Allegra LaViola,  Katsumi Miki

        The Unseen, ARC Gallery, Tampa, FL

        Noche del Arte, Architectural Design Inc., Ybor, FL

 

Bibliography:

 Nick Friedman, “Sporadic Revelations: Samantha Burns’ laser-cut printmaking”, Your Observer, Saarasota, Fl, April 5, 2017

 

Alex Raponi , “URBAN ARTISTS & NAVIGATING ‘THE NEW YORK OF CANADA’”, the Artistorian (Blog), December 9, 2016

 

Rene Abadie, “Southeastern's Art Gallery features work by Burns, Collier “, Southeastern Media News, October 3, 2016

 

 Rebekah Elliot, “Art Alumna, Samantha Burns, Major Success After FSU”, Florida State University College of Fine Arts news, Published 10/25/16

 

Devyn Fussman, “New College of Florida Partners with FSU Art Programs,” excerpts from The Sarasota Herald-Tribune and New College of Florida, November 13, 2015

 

Marty Fugate, ‘Temporal Beings exhibition featured in: “November 2014 Visual Art Happenings”, Herald Tribune,  November 1, 2014

 

2014                     ISC International Sculpture Center: Sculpture Magazine: Issue Vol 33 No. 8,

         Self-published book: (in)Stability, Hot press studios, edition 30

 

2012                     Exhibition featured: “FSU Art Grad Students participate in Fountain Art Fair”, Miami Art Guide

                             Dissenvowment of the Matrons, Collaborative artist’s book and poems,  Special collections FSU, Tallahassee, FL

 

2012-2013             Exhibition featured: “2011 Student Survey: USF, UT and HCC Ybor, Part  III: University of Tampa.” Art Taco (blog).

 

Visiting Artist Lectures, Presentations, Workshops:

2017                        “Insula Insula” Artist Lecture/Presentation, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL, April 19.

 “Letterpress book arts”, Workshop Leader, New College of Florida and Booker Middle School

(in collaboration with Ringling Book Art Studio), April 18.

 “Art Outside the Gallery”, Lecture/Presentation- Sunset Seminars, New College of Florida, Sarasota FL,

February 16.

“The ‘Day by Day’ Collaboration”, Artist Lecture/Presentation,Electronics Alive, Scarfone/Hart Gallery,

University of Tampa,Tampa, FL, March 1.

“Day by Day”, Artist Lecture/Exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, January 7 (with Naghmeh Farzaneh).

 

2016                      Visiting Artist Lecture/Exhibition, Southern Louisiana University, Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA,

Oct. 12.