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Biography

Michelle Samour has exhibited nationally and internationally, with exhibits at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts; the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg, France; the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council including a 2014 MCC Fellowship in Drawing, a Society of Arts and Crafts New England Artist Award and grants from the Cushman Family Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study historic papermaking in France and Japan. Her work has been featured in Surface Design Journal, FiberArts and Hand Papermaking magazines and is included in public and private collections such as the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, International Paper Company, and the Meditech Corporation. She received a Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a BFA from Tufts University.

Artist Statement

I am interested in taxonomy, how we organize our thoughts and ideas, how we categorize, how we create systems. At the same time, I am interested in transience and the space around this attempt at formulating the concrete. For all of our efforts to understand one another and the world around us, whether from a biologic, scientific or sociocultural perspective, little is finite. Systems can be created and broken apart. And yet, there are forms, proportions and patterns that are constant and shared in nature.