Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984, 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. Further solo exhibitions of FloodZone include New Orleans Photo Alliance, LA and Commuter Biennial Miami, FL. In 2018 she was the finalist for the Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography and received two grants for FloodZone, the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. FloodZone is grounded in Samoylova’s longstanding attention to the differences between natural versus constructed landscapes, and to the role that photographs play in constructing collective memories and imagined geographies. 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. In 2018 the project has been shown in a number of group exhibitions including Darkroom Detroit, MI; Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, NM; ArtCenter South Florida, FL. Her other recent exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Purdue University, IN; Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI; Griffin Museum of Photography, MA; Julie Saul Gallery, NY; Foley Gallery, New York, NY; Aperture Foundation, NY; as well as numerous festivals in Brazil, Belgium, France, Israel, Netherlands, China, Australia and South Korea. Samoylova has published with Smithsonian Magazine, Foam, Wired, Art Press, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has lectured at George Eastman Museum, ParisPhoto, School of Visual Arts NY, among others. Her work is in the collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Art Slant Collection in Paris, Perez Art Museum MIami, as well as libraries at Stanford University, Yale University and Museum of Modern Art New York. She has completed a number of artist residencies including Prairie Center for the Arts, Latitude Chicago, Fountainhead and Oolite Arts. Samoylova is represented by Julie Saul Gallery in New York.