“Samantha Mitchell: Land Forms” Reception & Artist Lecture
Please join us for a guest lecture and exhibition reception with Philadelphia-based artist, Samantha Mitchell.
An event celebrating two exhibitions, “Samantha Mitchell: Land Forms” and “Arcadia Collects: Art, Objects + Ephemera from the University Archives”, will be held in the Great Room of the University Commons on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 4:30 PM. The evening will begin with a lecture by Samantha Mitchell on her work. Her exhibition can be viewed in the Harrison Gallery.
Following the lecture, a reception will be held in both the Harrison and Rosedale Galleries where Project Archivist, Anastasia Rousseau will be available to discuss the concurrent exhibition of Arcadia University archives and Pati Hill collections.
About Samantha Mitchell
Samantha Mitchell is an artist, writer, and arts educator based in Philadelphia. She was born in New York City and graduated from Oberlin College in 2008. She lived and worked in Illinois, Utah, California, and Oregon before enrolling in the MFA program of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, graduating in 2012.
Aside from her work in the studio, Mitchell is cofounder and director of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, a publishing and curatorial project that foregrounds work by neurodivergent artists. She is the Lead Curator/Production Manager at the Center for Creative Works, a studio for adults with developmental disabilities. She worked as a managing editor for Title Magazine, a publication devoted to writing on the arts in Philadelphia, for five years, and contributes writings to Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Sculpture Magazine, and Brut Force. Mitchell is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, a national collective of artist-run galleries.
Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Snyderman-Works, Avery Gallery, AUTOMAT, Grizzly Grizzly, Schau Fenster (Berlin) and the International Print Center (NYC), and is part of the permanent collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Woodmere Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.