Writing my own artist biography has always been incredibly challenging for me. How do I write objectively so that I account for my achievements without sounding like a conceited jerk? How do I summarize the past 10 years without writing a long-winded novel?
My new artist biography marks the beginning of a new chapter. I thank my lucky stars for my brother Lucas, who helped me put into words a narrative far better than I could have done myself.
Beneath her amiable personality burns a fervent fire to express life through art and dialogue. Samantha DaSilva is a professional artist, educator, curator, and avid blogger living and working in Utah, USA.
Born in Brazil, Samantha was inspired at an early age by her copiously artistic family. Life’s experiences, joyful and arduous, have shaped Samantha into one of the world’s preeminent abstract artists. Tumultuously revelatory experiences have led her to create awe-inspiring and thought-provoking art on canvas. In 2018, Samantha became a refugee when the Kilauea volcano erupted near her home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Forced to permanently leave the life she had built there, Samantha was serendipitously led to settle in Utah close to family and the wildly inspiring, divine, and powerful Utah landscape.
Samantha recently opened a new art studio, and is scheduled to teach abstract painting at the University of Utah, and the Kimball Art Center in Park City.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.