Lives and works in Canberra, Australia.
Samantha Small is a multi-disciplinary artist working across the fields of sculpture, installation and photography.
In 1998 Small gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia before completing a Master of Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, in 2004.
Over the past 15 years, Small has maintained a strong critical practice, exhibiting work in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Australia and abroad.
Travel and research continue to be important aspects of Small’s practice. In 2008, the artist completed an independent art project, travelling through 8 countries in 8 weeks to create a new work. In 2012, Small spent two months as artist-in-residence at the DCR Gueststudio in The Hague.
As the recipient of an Australia Council Skills and Development grant in 2013, Small travelled to Barcelona to undertake a three month international research residency at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. During this time she also developed new work for her solo exhibition, Sour Castles, at Canberra Contemporary Art Centre in 2014.
The high regard in which Small’s practice is held can be demonstrated in the numerous scholarships, grants and awards the artist has received, including the prestigious Anne and Gordon Samstag International Art Scholarship, Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship and most recently an arts ACT Project Funding grant. Her work is held in various public and private collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia and Artbank.