Photo by  Renee Byrd .

Photo by Renee Byrd.

Sam I am!

My work is a reflection of my human experience and an exploration of its relation to the universal experience of the natural and psychic world. My art practice brings me closer to knowing myself and understanding how I'm a reflection of the world. A wander in the woods also does the trick. 

I studied graphic design with the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, graduating summa cum laude in 2012. After a summer internship at the Adsmith (Athens, GA) I traveled internationally for nearly a year and a half, during which time I WWOOFed in New Zealand and Japan. 

I currently live in Charlottesville, Virginia, and work as an artist, illustrator, and freelance graphic designer at McGuffey Art Center. Last year I juried into the McGuffey Artist Association after an amazing year in McGuffey's Incubator Studio. I also co-founded the Feminist Union of C'ville Creatives along with sculptor Lily Erb, with the vision of bringing local female and gender-queer artists together in community.

This year I'm really excited for my first two solo shows! 
In July I'll be showing work in McGuffey Art Center.
In December I have a show in the Gallery at Studio IX

E-mail: samanthacgray@gmail.com
Phone: 703.887.7970