Samara Thomas
  • Female
  • Jackson, MS
  • United States
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Website
http://www.samarathomas.com
Art Interests
Architecture, Arts Ministry, Ceramics, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Museum/Gallery, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
Samara Thomas, originally from Sussex, England, now lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She works in the mediums of black and white film photography, mixed media ink drawings and large-scale installation sculptures. Her artistic process is directly influenced through the unconventional recycled materials she uses to form her sculptures. There is a connecting tie of organic aesthetic quality in her work that is inspired by her studies of biological processes found in nature.
Accomplishments / CV
Exhibit Record:

2014, ArtFields Juried Art Festival & Competition, Lake City, SC, sculpture

2013, 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX, photography

2013, Composition Jackson Art Movement, Jackson Academy, Jackson, MS, photography, sculpture, ink drawings

2013, Art Space 86 at Fondren Unwrapped, Jackson, MS, photography, “Semblance”, “Remnants

2013, Cedars Juried Art Exhibition, Jackson, MS, ink work, "Mitosis"

2013, CIVA JUSTart Juried Exhibit, Wheaton, IL, photography, “Semblance”

2013, ArtFields, Lake City, South Carolina Art Festival & Competition, sculpture, “Panicle”

2013, The Sip, Fondren Church, Jackson, MS, photography, mixed media drawings

2013, Student Show, Bitsy Irby Gallery, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, photography, “Remains”, “Semblance”, “Freshwater West”

2013, Senior Art Exhibit, Bitsy Irby Gallery, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, sculpture, photography, mixed media drawings

2012, Student Show, Bitsy Irby Gallery, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, sculpture entry, “Syncytium”, “Panicle”

2011, Exposition internationale d'arts, Dar Attakafa, Marrakech, Morocco, sculpture entry, “Dirty and Clean/Sale et Propre”, oil and ink entry “Ask, Seek, Knock/ Demandez, Cherchez, Frappez”

2011, Salt Conference Show, The Center For The Arts, Belhaven University, Jackson MS, sculpture entry, “Proliferation”

2011, Student Show, Bitsy Irby Gallery, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, sculpture entry,“Proliferation”

2010, Student Show, Bitsy Irby Gallery, Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, sculpture entry,“Fragile Citadel”

2010, Restauración & Reciclado, Arte 360, Algecrias, Spain, mixed media entries, “Restauración”, “ Belleza Escondida”


Bibliography:

The Brogue Volume 12, 2013, Photos of Work, “Phagocyte”

The Clarion Ledger, page 3D, "Gallery Watch", Newspaper Weekend Advertisement, Senior Art Exhibition, January 10th, 2013, Photo and Reference

The Clarion-Ledger, ARTS, page 7A-8A, Newspaper Article by Jessica Bakeman, February 14th, 2012, Photo and Interview

The Clarion-Ledger, “Belhaven Art Studios”, Online Article by Joe Ellis, February 13th, 2012, Photos and Interview

The Brogue Volume 10, Page 84, 2011 Photo of Work, “Proliferation”

The White Columns, Fine Arts, Page 103, 2009-2010, Photo of Work, “Fragile Citadel”, sculpture


Awards, Honors & Grants:

2013, Greater Jackson Art Council Micro Grant
2013, Belhaven University Summa Cum Laude
2013, Belhaven University Senior Art Spirit Award
2013, The Hube Student Show Art Award

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At 7:22pm on May 18, 2013, Robert P. Eustace said…

Hi Samara:

Welcome to the CIVA Network ! Looking forward to viewing some of your work as you able to post it ! Blessings and enjoy your Summer !

Robert

 
 
 

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