Samantha Wall, FB Redmond Artist in Residence, 2020
How do you give voice to your identity and identities? Samantha Wall, an Immigrant Korean-Black-American woman, creates art to express herself and find wholeness. “I am all of those things and none of those things, and I’m more than those things,” she says. "Longing," her ink and gold leaf mural, depicts elongated arms reaching toward each other to connect. #Voice2020 Learn more about the artist: samanthawall.com / @SamanthaWallPosted by FB AIR Program on Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Early this year I was invited to create a site specific project for the Facebook offices in Redmond, WA. It was my first drawing installation and I’m excited to share this video that gives some insight into my process and work.
My first site-specific installation and I couldn't be happier with the result! The amber light from the room across from the work makes it come to life.
I am honored to have been invited to participate in the 2019 Fiber Art Fair in Seoul, South Korea. This exhibition will be my first in Seoul and also the first time I've returned to Korea after 37 years. I'm humbled to be showing with so many talented
artists and grateful for the Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation that helped get me here! The Fair runs from May 25th-31st.
Check out more photos from the exhibition
ROSEBURG, Oregon – The Ford Family Foundation, in partnership with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA) at Willamette University in Salem is pleased to present “What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts.” The exhibition debuts in a dual-venue presentation between the Umpqua Valley Arts Association and the Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College (UCC), and the headquarters of the Foundation on Friday, March 15. It is on view at both locations through May 8.
The exhibition brings together 13 of Oregon’s contemporary visual artists who received the Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts between 2014 and 2016 - an award given annually to artists living in Oregon based on their artistic accomplishment, depth of practice, and future potential. Curated by independent curator Diana Nawi and organized by John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director of the HFMA, the exhibition opens at the originating museum on Sept. 14 and continues through Dec. 22 in the museum’s Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby. The exhibition will also take place at various venues throughout the state over the next two years.
Nawi says, “The exhibition attempts to relay the urgency and intimacy of what happens in the artist’s studio. Art is something we do for ourselves, and something we undertake in the spirit of the collective, sharing our thoughts and investigations with others through exhibitions and conversations. It is, simply, the expression of what needs to be said. While for each artist this is understood and manifested differently, it is an idea that suggests the importance of artistic practice for the individual and society more broadly—something the Hallie Ford Fellowship unquestionably supports.”
Excited to be showing work with K. Imperial Fine Art. Join me at 313, Pier 36 (299 South Street), NYC, March 7-10
The (real or perceived) physical, spiritual, and academic responsibilities of “otherness” in culture work are presented as an unreasonable load for any individual artist. But, together, Jarrett, Stevens, and Wall emerge as progenitors of a new generation of artmaking in the Pacific Northwest.