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Samantha Haring
DeKalb, Illinois

Northern Illinois University

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I make quiet paintings in a noisy world. My work is an intimate meditation on humble objects and the detritus of studio life. The process of methodically considering light and color is my way of understanding the world and my ever-evolving place in it. I aim to promote a reengagement with the mundane while creating a moment of reflection for the viewer.
Content is derived from formal choices; the constant search for visual harmony fuels my practice. The careful observation and depiction of concrete space, light, and air, through the plastic vehicle of oil paint, begins as a documentation of my own existence. Broader questions about absence and presence arise from the depicted 'empty' studio spaces and abandoned objects. Loss is a universal experience; I am interested in describing the aftermath, the residue, the imprint people leave behind. Even in silence, there is a tremendous amount of noise.





born: 1989, Des Plaines, Illinois



Northern Illinois University, MFA, 2014
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, 2011


selected awards/honors

First Place, Annual Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, 2014
First Place, Slow Burn, Juried Graduate Show, Northern Illinois University, 2013
Union League Civic & Arts Scholarship, Union League Club, Chicago, Illinios, 2013


selected publications

Manifest Gallery; INPA 4. Cincinnati, Ohio: Manifest Press p. 89, 2015
"In Sync with Samantha Haring," Chicago, Illinois: Sergio Gomez Art Blog, 2014.
Manifest Gallery; Manifest Exhibition Annual. Cincinnati, Ohio: Manifest Press, 2014


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Sirens, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, 2014
Residue, Lee E. Dulgar Galllery, South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois, 2014
Gray Noise, Gallery 215, DeKalb, Illinois, 2014


selected group shows

Nude 6, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2014
Evanston & Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, 2014
Master Pieces 8, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2014
Luminarts Visual Art Competition, Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois, 2014



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