Artist Statement
My work is about relationships. Through the materiality of color, form, and movement, I examine the intertwining of visible and invisible forces; natural, physical, and spiritual. Lines unfolding across the canvas, connecting and disconnecting, exteriorize our human and cultural interactions. The work is influenced by personal experience and observation. It is catalyzed by tree limbs, body parts, and piles of garbage or laundry. Obscured within the process of making, and through the filter of abstraction, the paintings are left intentionally ambiguous for the viewer’s changing perception.
 

Bio
Samantha Palmeri (b. 1973, Staten Island, New York) received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, including Pen + Brush, NY. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, notably an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and is scheduled to participate in the Artist Residency program at Arts Letters & Numbers in 2020. Over the years Palmeri has curated solo and group exhibitions for different organizations and galleries. She is the founder of an interdisciplinary artist group called The Intersection, and was the owner and director of two contemporary art galleries. Palmeri lives and works in Beacon, New York.