Samantha Charette

CAAF Residency @cSPACE, March and April 2018

1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7

Open Studio: TBA



Currently, Samantha’s work speaks to the contemporary and ongoing dialogue between the construction of the identity of self and the collective cultural identity, specifically in relation to the female identity. The layering and fragmentation of the portraits reflects the complex and multifaceted nature and structure of identity and perception of identity in both the natural and digital world.

There is no vanity or grace in the expression of these self-portraits. The way in which identity is presented is in flux; it looks like tensions and power relationships, conversations and mistakes. Samantha’s work seeks a true reflection of the self through the fragmented process of experience and cultural positions and the reproduction of this process in a visual way using drawing, painting and printmaking.