CV

         

EDUCATION

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON UK

MRes in Art & Humanities | Sep 2022 - Sep 2023

DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, DUNDEE, UK

Masters in Art & Humanities with Distinction | Sep 2014 - Nov 2015

DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, UK

Bachelors in Fine Art with First Class Honours | Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

OCAD UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Bachelors in Fine Art | Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

DUNDEE COLLEGE, DUNDEE, UK

HNC in Contemporary Art Practices | Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2021 - Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) scholarship.

2021 - QEST and Cockpit Arts London Professional Development Programme for new QEST scholars.

2021 The Eaton Fund grant for artists

2017 - Klein Artist Works scholarship.

2016 - Nominee Scottish Variety Award for Best new Scottish artist.

2016 - The W Gordon Smith Award runner up prize.

2015 - The Fife Decorative and fine Arts Society Award. 

2015 - The Duncan of Jordanstone Postgraduate award for best academic performance.

2015 - Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship to Florence.

2015 - Friends of the RSA award

2014 - The Alexander Graham Monro Travel Award best work for an artist under 30.

2015 - The William Sangster Phillip's academic scholarship and bursary

2014 - The James Guthrie Memorial Art Prize

2014 - The Hermione Hammond runner up drawing prize.

2010 - The Benni Esposito Drawing Award 

 

ART GALLERIES 

  • New Blood Art, London UK (2014-present)
  • Galeria AFK, Lisbon, Portugal (2017-present)

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • The Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship Collection
  • Ninewells Hospital Medical Library Private & Public Collection 
  • University of Dundee Fine Art Collections, Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES & SOCIAL PROJECTS

  • CO-FOUNDER OF SOCIAL ARTS INITIATIVE - COLOUR THE COMMUNITY, KENYA | AUG 2017 - NOV 2017
  • TAFARIA CASTLE, KENYA | SEP 2016 - NOV 2016
  • ZORBA THE BUDDHA, NEW DELHI| APRIL 2016 - MAY 2016
  • JIWAR, BARCELONA, SPAIN | FEB 2016 - MAR 2016
  • JOHN KINROSS SCHOLARSHIP | FLORENCE, ITALY | SEP 2015 - NOV 2015

EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming

March 2023 - WIP Show, Cooke Lathem Gallery, London. 

July 2023 - Earthwise, Group show, Beaconsfield Gallery, London.

 

SOLO

2019 - A Collective Public (Part 1) - Fabrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal. 

2015Beyond The veil, Masters show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.

2012 - Open up I'm Burning Through The Blossom Lounge, Toronto.

2012 - The Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife.

2011 - The Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife.

 

GROUP

2022 -
New QEST Scholars Luncheon, Guildhall, London.

2022 - Open Studio Exhibition - LX Factory, Studio 1.14B, First Floor, Lisbon, Portugal 

2021 - Open Studio Exhibition - LX Factory, Studio 1.14B, First Floor, Lisbon, Portugal 

2020 - Sustainable Connection – Con Gusto/Unobvious Lab, Lisbon, Portugal       

2020 - MFA Alumni Show, Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery: Alma College, Michigan, USA.

2019 - Ateliers Abertas Edição 3, Rua Conceição da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017 - 12 x 12 - Galeria da Graça, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017 - Ateliers Abertas, Rua Conceicao da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017Imagining the Future, A School and Community Arts Development Initiative - with Chittaranjan Nayak, as part of c-Hub and Tafaria foundation, at Tafaria Castle, Nyeri, Kenya.

2016 - Group show of community projects as part of c-Hub and Tafaria foundation at Tafaria Castle, Nyeri, Kenya.

2016 - Supporting Mind Scotland, The Image Collective Gallery, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2016 - Zorba the Buddha International Residence Exhibition, Delhi, India. 

2016 - Gallery 48 Opening Night, Gallery 48, Westport, Dundee, Scotland.

2016 - Open Studio Exhibition, Jiwar International Residence for Artists and Researchers in Urban creativity, Barcelona, Spain.

2016 - The W. Gordon Smith Painting Competition Exhibition, The Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh.

2016 - RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2015 - Winter Postcard Show, WALL PROJECTS, 13 Bents Road, Montrose, Scotland.

2015 - ARTSYLAND 9 NEW GRADUATES EXHIBITION II, WALL PROJECTS, 13 Bents Road Montrose, Scotland. 

2015 - New Scottish Artists. The Fleming Collection Gallery, London.

2015 - New Contemporaries 'Selected Artist', RSA (Royal Scottish Academy) Edinburgh.

2015 - RSW (Royal Society Watercolours), RSA (Royal Scottish Academy) Edinburgh.

2014 - Solstice Gallery De Goede Toronto, ON.

2014 - Winter Tales, Duncan of Jordanstone College of art and Design, Dundee.

2014- Best of Degree show, The Sixfoot Gallery, Glasgow.

2014 - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Degree Show, Dundee.

2013 - Open Up I'm Burning Through, Top Floor Studio, Toronto.

 

NOTABLE PRESS

2021 - QEST Scholar 2021 

2021 -
Samantha Wilson’s illuminating portfolio highlights a dark corner of a global humanitarian crisis

2020 - Samantha Wilson, b.1990, University of Dundee Fine Art Collections, Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries.

2015 - GQ Magazine, Why Dundee is becoming Britain's coolest little city, by Robert Johnston.

2015 - New Scottish Artists on Show at the Fleming Collection, London, by Ian Caldwell.

2015 - ART Scottish Art News: RSA: New Contemporaries 2015, Griselda Murray Brown.

2015 - University News, Art and Architecture graduates to exhibit at 2015 new Contemporaries by Grant Hill.

2015Art reviews: RSW by William Crosbie

2015 - STV Dundee, Award-winning Dundee artists pick up nearly £5k in prizes, by Joe Birchenall.

2015 - Dundee University, Travel Beckons for Award Winning Artists, by Grant Hill.

2015 - Dundee Wave 102 Radio, Interview on RSW Alexander Graham Monro Travel Award.

2014 - Central Station, The Creative Social Network, Life After Art School with Samantha Wilson.

2014Central Station, The Creative Social Network, DJCAD Degree Show Review.

2013 - Holly In The City blog, Upcoming Art Show, Open Up I'm Burning Through.