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Samantha Fields’ commitment to repetition, dedication to fiber arts and interest in the relationships between people, objects and space, are woven together into sculptures of textile, embroidery, crochet, beading and sewing.
Her exhibit is on view in the Montserrat Gallery, January 26 – March 28, 2015.
Samantha Fields lives and works in the Boston area. Her work has been deeply impacted by her New England roots, and is expressed through her choices of materials and content. She graduated from MFA program The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2005 and received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art, in 1996 where she is currently an adjunct faculty member. Fields is obsessive at her work, like an addiction. She has claimed to be a sculptor pretending to be a painter pretending to be a lady of leisure pretending to be a sculptor. In the past few years she has strung or stitched well over 1,520,430 beads and sequins. This past year She received the Sally Yunis Memorial Award, at Fiber International, in Pittsburgh, and funding from the Puffin Foundation and St. Botolph Club Foundation to begin a new body of work impacted by her 2012 travels to England, in order to research tapestries and architectural ruins, which was supported by the SMFA traveling scholars fellowship.