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Samantha Parker Salazar creates large-scale installations set in a 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.
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. In 2018 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 and 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 studio is based in Hilliard, OH where she lives with her family, Rolando and Felicity.