Education                                                                                                       

2002-2005

MFA, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Sculpture, video, installation

1991-1996

BFA, Fibers, Massachusetts College of Art, Fibers, 3-D

 

Solo exhibitions

2017

Mistress, Miss, Mrs or MS, Madam? Barrington Center for Art, Wenham, MA

Lineplay: taut/slack, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA

2016


“When things touch,” Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

2012

"Ecstasy and Common Sense," Jewett Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

2011

"Ecstasy and Common Sense," N.K. Gallery, Boston, MA

2007

“Life O Rama,“ Frame 301, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2006

“no place like home,” Babson College, Wellesley, MA

“Life O Rama,” Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2018

“Interior Effects, Furniture in Contemporary Art”, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA                 

STITCH, Syntax / Action / Reaction”, New Art Center Newton MA

“HARD: Subversive Representation”, University Hall Gallery, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

2017

“Is this something”, Lasell College, Newton, MA

2016

“Contexture”, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY,NY

“CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

“Brink v.2 space and intimacy” , Mills Gallery, Boston MA

“Flow” Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

2015

“24th Drawing Show: Feelers”, Mills Gallery, Boston MA

"Seven", Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

“Cove”, Boston Harbor Islands, Boston , MA

2014

Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC

2013

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

"Game On!", Spoke Gallery, Medicine Wheel Productions, South, Boston MA

"Fiber International", Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

"Fiber International", Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

 "Interwoven", Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, VA

2012

"Glitz", Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell, MD

2011

"Home Sweet Home," Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

"Associations," Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2010

"Surrealestate," Mobius, Boston, MA

2009

“Home,” Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

"Material Afterlife," Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2008

"Sense of Place," Art League, Long Island, NY

2007

"Word of Mouth," Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL

“The DeCordova Annual Exhibition,” DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

"UN Building," Mills Gallery, Boston MA

2006

“Reveal,” New Art Center, Newton, MA

“Crafty,” Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

“Beauty in Building Materials,” J.P. Art Market, Jamaica Plain, MA

“Art House,” 85 Rockview, Jamaica Plain, MA

“Not Just A House,” G.A.S.P., Brookline, MA

2005

“In the Game,” South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

“Happy House,” Emanuel College, Boston, MA

“Atopia,” Tufts University, Medford, MA

2004

“Closer In,” The Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, MA

2002

“The Weight of Glory,” Cistetercian Palace Monastery, Lubiaz, Poland

“New Works,” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

2001

“Window,” University Lutheran Church Gallery, Cambridge, MA

“Altered Fields,” Johnson’s Paint Gallery, Boston, MA

2000

“Old Self, New Self,” alternative space, Boston, MA

1999

“Red,” Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

1998

“The Portrait,” The White Elephant Gallery, Boston, MA

1997

“Works on the Body,” Art Vigor, Boston, MA

1996

“Under 25,” Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA

“Artrageous,” Cornerstone Festival, Bushnell, Illinois

 

Curated shows

2018               

“STITCH, Syntax / Action / Reaction," New Art Center Newton, MA

2005               

“Not Just A House,” G.A.S.P., Brookline, MA

 

 

Awards/Grants

2018-19

Now and There Accelorator

 

2017

Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation artist grant

2014

St. Botolph Club Foundation, Amelia Peabody grant recipient for sculpture

2013

Puffin Foundation Grant

Fiber International, Sally Yunis Memorial Award

2012

Traveling Scholars Fellowship, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

2011

Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, sculpture and installation

2010

International Fiber Collaborative grant

2009/10

The Institute of Contemporary Art James and Audrey Foster Prize, nominee

2007

Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation artist grant

2005

Deborah Dluhy SMFA Travel Grant, Paris, France

 

Residencies

2019

There and Now, Public Art Accelerator, Boston, MA

2017               

Arts Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2016               

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia

2015               

Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

2014               

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2011               

Vermont Studios, Johnson, VT

 

Public Art Projects/Commissions

2017               

“Birthday Court” with the NCAA, Fidelity Group Boston, Boston ,MA

2014

Rebuilt a Robet Rohm, piece for Fiber Sculpture: 1960 to the Present, at the ICA, Boston with Mass Art students

“Winded,” The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE


2013

The Beat Restaurant, Cambridge, MA

2112-2010

"The Circus Project" on going interactive project of making and collecting stories

2007-2010

Beehive Restaurant, Boston, MA

2009

"Home is Where the Art Is," Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

2007-2008

"Weaving Our Stories," The Martha Eliot Health Center, Jamaica Plain, MA.

2006

"Thread Counts: Stitch and Bitch," G.A.S.P. Gallery, Brookline, MA

2003

Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

  

Press/Catalogs


2018

“Design for living”, Nancy Sheehan, Worchester Living, Winter

“Meet trailblazer Samantha Fields, Boston Voyager, http://bostonvoyager.com

“Samantha Fields, Keeping us in Stitches”, Elizabeth Michelman, Artscope, March/April

“Stitch at New Art Center, Creating conversation” Brian Goslow, Artscope, March/April

“Snapshots 2017: Capsule Reviews of Shows Gone By”, Josh Fischer, Big Red and Shiney, 9January

“Art to see this Winter”, Greg Cook, Wonderland, 3 January

2017

“Now that’s something, Digging for answers at Lasell”, Elizabeth Michelman, Artscope, December

The Year in Photos: Art and Activism in 2017”, Greg Cook, Wonderland, 26 December

“Samantha Fields: Mistress, Miss, Mrs or Ms, Madam? Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College”, by John Pyper, Delious line, 01 December 2017

“Boston Children’s Museum Opens New Gallery Exhibit Lineplay: Taut/Slack Installation Combines Knitting, Ceramics and Weaving”, by Jo-Anne Baxter, Cision, 19 December

“Weaving Creativity for Kids”, Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe, 27 December

“The Ticket: What’s Happening in the Arts world, Kate McQuaid, Boston Globe,30 November

#Resist@Nave Gallery”, Greg Cook, Wonderland, 24 April

2016

cataloge:”We have a lot to say,Interviews with the artists of BRINK v2: Space and intimacy”, by John Pyper, cataloge: “BRINK v2: Space and intimacy, curated by John Pyper, Mills Galllery Boston MA

2015

“Two local biennials demonstrate the value of a curator’s eye,” By Cate McQuaid Boston Globe 24 November, “Seven artists to” create original works at Montserrat College of Art,” By Ken Yuszkus, Salem News, 28 January, “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” by Pam Campanaro, Cargo Collective, January , “Our Guide: Giant Art Festival On Boston Harbor Islands,“ by Greg Cook, Artery, WBUR 9 July, “Playful, interactive art comes to Boston Harbor Islands” by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe 30 July, “Island-Hopping for Art in Boston Harbor,” by Robert Moeller, Hyperallergic, 28 July, “The Isles Arts Initiative,” By James Foritano, Art scope 14 July

2014


“A World Gone Wrong”,” by Greg Cook. Providence Phoenix, 20 August,
 “Unraveled” by Anthony Anderson, Café des Artistes 4 October,

2013


"The Art-Lovers’ Crowdfunding Gift Guide", by Robin Cembalest. Artnews, 21 November, "Q & A With Melissa Messina and Kathryn Wat, Jurors of Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design., Washington Project for the Arts, January blog,  “Pop Filter Hot Pick: Fiberart International 2013”, by Jennifer Baron, Pop City, 17 April, catalog: "Fiber International" 2013, "World Threads: Fiberart International 2013 adds to the global art feel," by Mary ThomasPittsburgh Post-Gazette. 28 April, “Fiberart International at Society for Contemporary Craft," by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, jennifercoynequdeen.blogspot.com, 23 April  "Fiberart International 2013 presents 9 awards," Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. Posted June 20,  "Fiberarts International is a wide-ranging survey of the state of this art," by Nadine Wasserman, Pittsburgh City Paper.  “Fiber art exhibit to get West Coast premiere at San Jose's Quilts & Textiles Museum, by Crystal Chow, San Jose Mercury News, 3 November

2012


catalog: Home Sweet Home, by Leonie Bradbury, E.Tornia Thyssen
“Home Sweet Home,” by Evan Smith. Art New England, January


2011


“Exploring all the Edges,” by Cate McQuaid. Boston Globe, 20 July


2009


“Visions of Home,” by Janet Boulay. The Sun Chronicle (Grand Rapids, MI), 9 July
“In the Studio with Samantha Fields,” by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, issue #115


2008

“Getting Site Specific @Bbson College by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, 10 August

2007


"Caped Creators," by Matthew Reed. Boston Magazine, October issue
"2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition," by Ann Krinsky. Art New England, August/September issue “Group shows build on architecture and science,” by Cate McQuaid. Boston Globe, 5 July “Punch, potato scientists, and 'Sodmonsters'...,” by Ken Johnson. Boston Globe, 18 May
“Local color,” by Greg Cook. Boston Phoenix, 8 May
“The 2007 DeCordova Annual,” by Charles Giuliano. Big Red and Shiny, issue #64
“Arthouse @ 73 Spring Park Ave.,” by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, issue #61
“Boho in Boston,” by Liza Weisstuch. New York Times, 3 June


 

2006


"No Place Like Home," by Lashonda Cooks. The Babson Free Press, 2 November
“Crafty @ Mass Art,” by Christian Holland. Big Red and Shiny, issue #46
“From Carved Creatures to Disneyland Rugs,” by Ken Johnson. Boston Globe, 24 September “Print the Legend,” by Greg Cook. Boston Phoenix, 29 September
“Revealing Art,” The Boston Globe Magazine, 17 September
“Curatorial Creations,” Boston Globe "Sidekick" section, 17 September
“Scratching surface of alternative art,” Boston Globe, 10 September
“Full Disclosure,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 8 September
“Art House at 85 Rockview St.,” by Matthew Nash. Big Red and Shiny, issue #43
television interview, “It’s All About Art,” BNN-TV 9, 15 May
“Private Idaho,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 3 May
“Cutting Up,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 2 March


2005


“Feeling Right at Home,” by Randi Hopkins. Boston Phoenix, 2 December


2004


catalog: Closer In, Contemporary Artist Center

Collections

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

The Progressive Collection, Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, OH

Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia

Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA: The House my Fore Father's Built

Teaching Experience

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts

2015-present  Part-Time Lecturer

2005-2013       C.E. Instructor

           

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2008-present Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Adjunct Faculty Advisor

2004-2016       C.E. Instructor

           

Chester College of Art

2006-2008       Adjunct Faculty

           

Art Institute Boston, Boston, MA

2008-2011       Graduate Adjunct Faculty Advisor

 

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2008                Visiting Faculty

                                   

Youth Teaching

2010                Visiting Artist/Guest Instructor, Urbano, Jamaica Plain, MA

2005-2007       Installation & Sculpture Teacher, Champion Charter High School/Fuller Craft Museum   

                         (grades 9-12),

1998-2006       Art Teacher, Roxbury Preparatory Charter School (grades 6-8), Roxbury, MA

 

Workshops

2016                Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, Weaving in Space

                         Secondary College, Daugavpils, Latvia, Loom Building and Weaving

2015                ICA, Boston, MA, Natural Dying

2013, 2015      Haystack, Deer Isle, ME (Massachsetts College of Art and Design alumni trip), Tapestry

 

2014                The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, New Craft Artists in Action:  Knitting and Net

                         Making

2013                Medicine Wheel Productions, South Boston, MA, New Craft Artists in Action

2010-2012       Haystack, Deer Isle, ME (Massachsetts College of Art and Design alumni trip), Felting

2007                Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Dying

 

Visiting Artist

2017                “Craft after dark”, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Ashville, NC

2016                Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, Brink 7 interactive artist talk

2015                Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, Drawing Show artist talk                      

                        ICA, Boston, MA, Fiber Sculpture:  1960’s to the Present gallery talk

                        Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, artist talk and roundtable discussions

                        Millay Colony representative to Taconic Hills High School, Austerlitz, NY, artist talk

2014                Lowell Textile Museum, Lowell, MA, artist talk

2012                Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, artist talk

2011                Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, guest critic