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BIOGRAPHY

Anastasia Samoylova (born in Moscow; lives in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. She will present a solo exhibition of her ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa in January 2020. With over 80 photographs, the book of the project will be published by Steidl in September 2019.

Forthcoming exhibitions of FloodZone include Flowers Gallery London, Dot Fiftyone Gallery Miami, New Orleans Photo Alliance, and Salisbury University among others. In 2018 Samoylova was awarded a number of grants for FloodZone, including the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. Her earlier body of work, Landscape Sublime, explores how social-media images and the repetition of certain motifs informed an understanding of natural phenomena. In the recent years the project has been frequently commissioned as large-scale public art installations as well as shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions. In 2020 Landscape Sublime will be presented at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany; as part of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. Recent exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Purdue University, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Griffin Museum of Photography, Foley Gallery New York, Aperture Foundation New York, Darkroom Detroit, Currents New Media Santa Fe, Julie Saul Gallery New York, as well as numerous festivals in Brazil, Belgium, France, Israel, Netherlands, China, and South Korea. Her work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and ArtSlant Collection in Paris. She has completed a number of artist residencies including Mass MoCA, Prairie Center for the Arts, Latitude Chicago and ArtCenter South Florida.

Solo Exhibitions

2020

FloodZone, Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, FL

2019

FloodZone, New Orleans Photo Alliance, LA

2018

FloodZone, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL

2017

Landscape Sublime, Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL

2016

Landscape Sublime, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY

Landscape Sublime, Cincinnati Art Underground, Cincinnati, OH

2015

Landscape Sublime, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Landscape Sublime, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Landscape Sublime, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL

2013

5000 Head, David Erlanson Art Gallery, Decatur, IL

5000 Head, Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, IL

2011

5000 Head, Prairie Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL

Select Group Exhibitions

2020  

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, GE

 Americans Looking In. Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2019

Her Ground: Women Photographing Landscape, Flowers Gallery, London, UK (Lisa Barnard, Maja Daniels, Rikke Flensberg, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Mona Kuhn, Kristin Man, Anastasia Samoylova, Corinne Silva, Dafna Talmor)

Lush Green Tropical Jungle.  Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FL (Brooks Dierdorff, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Anastasia Samoylova and Magnus Sodamin, curated by Veronica Flom)

Smart as Photography. Zephyr, Mannheim, Germany (Douglas Busch, David Campany, Forensic Architecture, Dieter M. Gräf, Katrin Koenning, Simon Menner, Rosa Roth, Anastasia Samoylova, Joachim Schmid, Alistair Taylor-Young)

Altered States of Consciousness. Curator Claire Breukel. Oolite Arts, Miami, FL

Marilyn Stafford Photo Award exhibition, After Nyne Gallery, London, UK

Commuter Biannial. Miami, FL

2018

Landed. Darkroom Detroit, Detroit, MI (Amelia Bauer, Morgan Barrie, Binh Danh, Laura Plageman, Anastasia Samoylova, Griselda San Martin, Rachel Sussman, Kimberlee Venable, Donna J Wan, Letha Wilson. Curated by Millee Tibbs)

The Meitar Award Exhibition. Tel Aviv, Israel

Dialogue. Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, Germany

Made in The Studio. Julie Saul Gallery, NY (Zeke Berman, Maria Martinez-Cañas and Rafael Domenech, Stephen Frailey, Didier Massard, Gonzalo Puch, Anastasia Samoylova)

Voies Off Awards. Arles, FR

Currents New Media Festival 2018, Santa Fe, NM

Between a View and a Milestone. ArtCenter South Florida, FL

2017

Re:Collection. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Belo Horizonte’s International Festival of Photography, Brazil

Thread Count, Unseen, Amsterdam, NE

Indecisive Moment, Purdue University, IN

Trompe L’oeil, Galerie Protégé, New York, NY

Future Isms, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle, WA

Re/Con, Noise Gallery, Bloomington, IN

I Am A Woman Hear Me Roar, Wynwood Space, Miami, FL

Paradise, The Southern gallery, Charleston, SC

2016

 Land Forms, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Loving Earth, Brussels Photo Festival, Brussels, Belgium

Suwon Photography Festival, Suwon, South Korea

Represent: 29 Women We Admire, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, curated by Charlotte Cotton, New York, NY

Treading Water, curated by Ryan Oskin, Kilroy Metal Ceiling, Brooklyn, NY

The Altered Landscape, curated by David F. Heustess, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University,

Nashville, TN

2015

 Atmosphere. Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI

The Classical Elements. Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Context 2015. Juror: Michal Raz-Russo, Curator/Art Institute of Chicago. Filter Photo Gallery,

Chicago, IL

Sky. Curator: Paula Tognarelli. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Los Angeles Art Association Open Show. Juror: Susan Cross, Curator/MASS MoCA. Gallery

825, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2020

Alter park. Site-specific installation, Mannheim, Germany

2019

Miami International Airport, site-specific project, Miami, FL

2018

Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami Beach, FL

Miami International Airport, installation of photographs from Landscape Sublime project. Miami, FL

2017

Hyde Midtown Miami, mural, commissioned by Jorge Pérez for The Related Group, Miami, FL

Américo Renné Gianetti Municipal Park, installation of art billboards from Landscape Sublime project. Belo Horizonte, Brazil

San Francisco International Airport, SFO Museum, installation of photographs from Landscape Sublime project. San Francisco, CA

Smartline Miami. Boca Raton, FL

Standard Vision. Video projection of Landscape Sublime series, Los Angeles, CA

2015

O’Hare International Airport, Art Museo at Loews Chicago O’Hare, installation of photographs from Landscape Sublime project. Chicago, IL

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

University of Miami Art Collection, Miami, FL

ArtSlant Collection, Paris, France

Yale University Book Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT

MoMA Library Artist’s Book Collection, New York, NY

Stanford University Book Collection, Palo Alto, CA

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2019 Oolite Arts, Miami, FL

2018 Art Center South Florida, FL

2017 The Studios at Mass MoCA, MA

2016 Fountainhead Studios, Miami, FL

2015 Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014-2013 Prairie Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL

 ARTIST LECTURES

2019 Smart and Stupid, Quick and Slow. Zephyr, Mannheim, GE

2018 The Flood of Images, the Images of Flood. Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Artist lecture at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

2017 A Question of Color, panel by David Campany, ParisPhoto 2017, Paris, FR

Indecisive Moment, panel. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2016 School of Visual Arts, Lecture Series, New York, NY

Landscape Sublime. Artist lecture. Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Las

Vegas, NV

2015 Blending Boundaries: Art and Photography. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Peoria, IL

Artist lecture. Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, UT

Artist lecture. Sonoma State University, San Francisco, CA

2014 Command-P: Collaborating with the Internet. Presentation. Society for Photographic Education

National Conference, Baltimore, MD

Appropriation in Contemporary Photography. Presentation. Department of Visual Arts, Lake Forest

Academy, Lake Forest, IL

New Landscape. Panel. Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

2019 FloodZone, Steidl, September 2019

Press

2018

Landscape Sublime, Hant Magazin, Germany, November 2018

And light followed the flight of sound. One day projects, October 2018

Fotomagazin Edition, Germany, September 2018

Digital Foto, Hungary, September 2018

Fisheye, FR, July 2018

Oxford American, May 2018

2017

ArtPress, FR, October 2017

Kolaj Magazine, issue #20

ArtPress, FR, January 2017

2016

Unseen Magazine 2016

Landscape Sublime, monograph. In the In-Between Editions, NY, June

FOAM, International Photography Magazine, April

2015

The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Competition 2015 Winners Catalog

Exposure, The Society of Photographic Education Journal, Cleveland, OH

VIDEO FEATURES

2018

Landscape Sublime, short film produced by ArtCenter South Florida/ NATAS Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards

EDUCATION

MFA Bradley University, 2011

MA Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 2007