Samantha Fields

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


1998     MFA, Painting   Cranbrook Academy of Art

1995     BFA Painting     The Cleveland Institute of Art


2008-pres.         Associate Chair, Department of Art, California State University, Northridge

2000-pres.         Associate Professor of Art, Foundation Coordinator, California State University, Northridge

Solo Exhibitions                                                                                                                                              

2012  Be Careful What You Ask For, Western Project, Los Angeles, California

2010  From a Safe Distance, KIM LIGHT/LIGHTBOX, New York, NY

2009  Containment, KIM LIGHT/LIGHTBOX, Los Angeles, CA

2007  This Land, KIM LIGHT/LIGHTBOX, Los Angeles, CA

2006  In the Belly of the Beast, Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

2004  Mysteries & Marvels of Our Animal World, DiRT Gallery, Los Angeles

2003  Mutation Menagerie, DiRT Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions                                                                                                                             

2012     Painting (Los Angeles), Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA
10 Years LA @ Foundation Kaus Australis
, Prospectus, Los Angeles ,CA

2011     Triangulation, California State University West Gallery, Northridge, CA
No Object is an Island
, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Detroit, MI
Art and Ecology
, On Seeing Column, Huffington Post (online exhibition), curated by Annie Buckley
Laws of Attraction
, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA
The Weight and Magnitude
, Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA
My House is Your House
, Statler Waldorf, curated by Whitney Carter and Molly Larkey, Los Angeles, CA

2010     Altimetry, LAX International Airport, Terminal 1, curated my Mark Steven Greenfield, LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs
It's All Around You, University of Laverne Gallery, Laverne, CA, Curated by Dion Johnson
Rebus Restructured
, The Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA
. Pasadena Art Alliance Auction, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Art for Haiti
, Mandrake Bar, curated by Alex Couri, Los Angeles, CA
State of Equality
, Benefit for Equity California, curated by Alex Couri, San Diego, CA
Fresh stART
, Hangar One, Santa Monica California, curated by Seonna Hong, Santa Monica, CA
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock Benefit, CFAER, Eagle Rock, CA

2009     Eco-Logic, Cypress College Art Gallery, Los Angles, CA, Curated by Patricia Watts
Inside/Insight LA,
Mt. St. Marys College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Group Show, Art House, Pacific Palisades, CA

2008     Southern Exposure, RubyGreen Gallery, Nashville, TN
At The Brewery Project: The Finale
, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Summer Mix
, Lemberg Gallery, Birmigham, MI
Tree Service
, Domestic Setting, Mar Vista, CA, Curated by Jeanne Patterson & Michael Gold
, Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, San Bernadino, CA
Air Apparent
, Rio Hondo Community College, Rio Hondo, CA
Alma Matter
, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
The Nature of LA
, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

2007     abstraction & LANDSCAPE, 9810 Gallery, Irvine, CA
Green is the New Black
, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
Salon Nouveau
, Galerie Enholm Englehorn, Vienna, Austria
, Cypress College Gallery, curated by Paul Paiement
W.O.P. At the Brewery Project
, Los Angeles, CA
Haus Guests, At the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art,  Santa Ana, CA
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

2006     Eco-Lux Art In Light of Ecology, LightBox Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005   Nightlights, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pardners, Domestic Setting, Mar Vista, CA curated by Michael Gold
Bugology, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA curated by Tricia Watts

2004     Tinseltown Too, Domestic Setting, Mar Vista, CA
Bug-Eyed: Art
, Culture, Insects, Turtle Bay Exploratorium, Redding, CA
, New Chinatown Barber Shop, Los Angeles, CA
East-West Trading Post
, New Chinatown Barber Shop, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Tinseltown, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Free Range
, California State University, Northridge, CA
Minds Eye
, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  Curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle
Mind Trips
, Forfest Festival, Czeck Republic
, Whispers, and Cheers, Mt. St. Marys College, Los Angeles, CA
, Pinkard Gallery MICA, Baltimore, Maryland

2002  Flipping the Bird, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Winter Solstice
,  Schomburg Gallery,  Bergamot Station, Santa Monica ,CA
Works for Young Collectors
, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
99 Dollar Show
, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
Relative Objects
, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cut and Paste
, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
Zero Degrees
, At The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

Artists’ Residencies

2006  Artist in Residence, Art Farm, Marquette, NB

2004 Artist in Residence, Stiching Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Artist in Residence; Art Farm, Marquette, NB


 2010 Melrod, George.  “Eden is Burning” Art ltd. Mar/Apr 2010.

2009 Melrod, George, “Unnatural Selection”. Art ltd. March 2009.

2008 Lee, Sacha.  “Tree Service”. Beautiful Decay. July, 2008. Cheng, DeWitt. “The Nature of LA, Four Southerners Ponder the Human Condition”. East Bay Express, May 7, 2008.

2007 Lewis, Joesph. “Samantha Fields at Kim Light/Lightbox”.  Art in America. Oct, 2007. Myers, Holly. “Hip, Without forgoing Tradition”. Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2007. Katherine Sartorius. “Samantha Fields at Lightbox/Kim Light Gallery”. Artweek. May 2007. Kinney, Tulsa. “No Direction Home”. Arillery. Vol 1 no. 6, Summer 2007. Yurry, Carrie. “Echoes”. Artillery. Vol 1 no. 6, Summer 2007.

2006 Buckley, Annie. “Nightlights at Sabina Lee Gallery”. ArtWeek. March, 2006.

2005 Brown, Betty Ann. Art and Mass Media (textbook). Kendall Hunt Publishing Co, 2005 Nicholson, Peter. “Samantha Fields”. Lemonade Magazine. December, 2005. Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week, Also Recommended”.  LA Weekly. 7-13, 2005.

2004 Calder, Diane. “Alison Foshee & Samantha Fields at DiRT”.  ArtScene. November, 2004. Watts, Tricia. “Bug Eyed”. Art, Insects, Culture, Catalog Essay. Turtle Bay Exploratorium.

2003 Ollman, Leah. “Tastes of a Visual Smorasbord”. Los Angeles Time. August 22, 2003. Schooling, Laura. “Dirty Secret”. Front Desk Magazine. May, 2003. Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week, Also Recommended,: DiRT”. LA Weekly. May 2003.

2002  Hull, Laura. “Cliffhanger”.  (Image, pg. 86). Metropolitan Home. Jan./Feb. 2002. Ollman, Leah. “Hybrid Plants and Mutant Animals”. Los Angeles Times. May 2, 2003.

2001 Guten-Cohen, Keri. “Artists Probe Power of Multiplicity”. Detroit Free Press. June 10,2001. Colby, Jay. “Manufacturing Materials, Methods, Make Great Art”. The Detroit News. June 8, 2001.

2000 Pagel, David. “New American Talent”. Catalog Essay, Jones Center for Contemporary Art,  2000.