About the Artist

Samantha Parker Salazar creates large-scale installations set in an intricate hyperreality of cut lines and color. She earned an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and a BFA from Bradley University in 2011. Salazar was the 2014-15 John Fergus Post- MFA Fellow at The Ohio State University, where she was a resident artist and lecturer in printmaking. In 2016-17, Salazar was a museum instructor for the Dayton Art Institute.

Most recent awards include a 2017 ArtPrize Nine Seed Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Grant, Columbus Arts Festival Emerging Artist Grant, and a 2016 Art Kudos Merit Award.

Select permanent projects include Equidistant, a four-story piece for the Courtyard Marriott-Austin (TX) arranged by NinedotArts and CRASH at the Cincinnati home of best-selling author Reba Riley. Upcoming, the Washington-Centerville Public Library (OH) will unveil Blueprint, a canopy of printed and cut paper suspended overhead in the newly-renovated atrium, made with a combination of Woodie Garber blueprints as well as blueprints of the new library provided by LWC Architects.

Temporary public project initiatives include Patterned Obsolescence for the Columbus BIA Parade of Homes as well as Strut and Coilover, both for Shortpop, a sculpture series in response to the 2018 High Street Streetscape Improvements Project happening in the Short North Arts District.

Salazar’s exhibition record includes national and international venues as well as public and private collections. Her studio is based in Hilliard, OH where she lives with her little family, Rolando and Felicity, two unique and unforgettable individuals, who amaze as much as inspire her.


Currently On View
StrutShortpop Sculpture Series, High St, Columbus, OH. (on view through 5/3 - 7/31/2018)
CoiloverShortpop Sculpture Series, Goodale Ave, Columbus, OH. (on view through 5/3 - 7/31/2018)
Reductive Colorways, Part of Donde Esta Mi Pistola Arpon, located at The Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany (on view 5/12 - TBA/2018)
Rising (v.2), Part of Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia located at The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. (on view 5/13 - 9/2/2018)
Upcoming Public Installations
8/2018 Blueprint, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OH. (permanent)
6/2018 Amped, Cypress Church, Alton Darby Campus, Galloway, OH. (temporary)
Upcoming Solo Exhibitions
6/2018 Somnambulant, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA.
7/2018 Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN.
TBA/2018 The Guest Room, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL.
TBA/2018 Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL.
TBA/2019 Park National Bank Art Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Batavia, OH.
TBA/2019 Gallery 310, Marietta College, Marietta, OH.
Upcoming Group Exhibitions
5/2018 An Evening with Art Invitational, Columbus Museum of Art
TBA/2019 Museum of Art, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. 
*two-person exhibition