© 2018 by Samantha Mack

Artist Statement

 

Samantha Mack is a visual artist from Pittsburgh, currently based in Savannah, Georgia. Her work resides in transitional phases: between light and shadow, love and loss, body and spirit. Using soft, tactile materials — pastel, charcoal, paint, and textiles — she aims to make journeys between life and death more approachable and the boundaries between them more permeable. Threads connect, dust settles, and stains leave traces as the work materializes, opening channels for emotion, connection, and remembrance. 

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EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, BFA in Art, minor in Professional Writing, 2018

University of Barcelona/CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts, Study Abroad Spring 2017

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2018: In Loving Memory. Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: Messy. Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018: Metamorphosis: On Form and Experience. Percolate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: Family Meeting. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: Dot Gov: Senior Thesis Exhibition. Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: August Pancakes and Booze Art Show. Spirit Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: January Pancakes and Booze Art Show. Spirit Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: September Pancakes and Booze Art Show. Spirit Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: 15MinutesArt. Storefront of 5900 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

 

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED WORKS AND EVENTS

2018: Metamorphosis Storytelling Night. Percolate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: Live Screen Printing at Open Studio, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: Do It Now!: Open Studio, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2015: Nine Stories, Nothing Wasted, Nothing Unshared. Jubilee Soup Kitchen, Pittsburgh, PA

2015: Birds. National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA

2014: Carrie: Casting the Iron Garden. In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and 

          Penn State Master Gardeners. Pittsburgh, PA

 

EMPLOYMENT

Present: Print Extern, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Present: Studio Assistant, Rachel Mica Weiss, Pittsburgh, PA

Summer 2018: Pre-College Teaching Assistant and Studio Monitor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2015-2017: Internship, local artist Aimee Manion, Pittsburgh, PA

2015-2017: Etching, Packing and Catalog Design: Etched in Glass, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

 

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Pittsburgh Print Group Member: https://www.pittsburghprintgroup.com/artists/#/samantha-mack/

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Affiliated Artist

 

INTERESTS AND VOLUNTEER WORK

Present: Volunteer Pixel Artist, Sea of Greed indie game

Present: Blacksmith in Training, Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association, Scottsdale, PA

2017 - Present: Project Sunshine Volunteer, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 - 2018: Layout Designer: Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh PA

2015: Volunteer Painter: Riverlife Mural by Kim Beck. Fort Duquesne Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA