Samantha Sethi's interdisciplinary work embraces a blend of physical and digital objects that explore how the world we see and move through can be modeled both visually and experientially. Through natural materials and processes, such as ice, tar, and sediment, Sethi creates works that are simultaneously actions and images: both the event at hand and the drawing or trace used to represent it through time. These works find their source in the artist's view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed - understanding the world as both the location and the material of our pursuit of meaning. During her residency at the Creative Alliance, Sethi plans to further pursue the potential of this work through drawing, digital works, and physical installation.
Samantha Sethi earned her MFA from American University (AU) in 2016 and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She teaches art as an adjunct at AU and George Washington University. Sethi has shown in New York City, Washington DC, and Berlin. Her work has appeared in several publications, including Bmore Art, The Washington Post, Time Out New York, and Studio Visit Magazine. Sethi recently completed a post-graduate residency at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and is currently one of Baltimore’s Coldstream Homestead Montebello Sculpture Park Fellows.