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Michelle Samour

Michelle Samour is a multi-media artist whose work explores the intersections between science, technology and the natural world and the socio-political repercussions of redefining borders and boundaries. Samour has been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France; an Artist-in-Residence at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Island, ME; the Banff Centre, Canada and P.R.I.N.T. Press in Denton, TX. Samour's exhibitions include the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA; the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg, FR; the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX; the Racine Art Museum, WI; and the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA. Samour has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council including a 2014 Fellowship in Drawing, a Society of Arts and Crafts New England Artist Award, and grants from the Cushman Family Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Daynard Fund to study historic papermaking in France and Japan. Samour's work has been featured in SurfaceDesign, FiberArts and Hand Papermaking magazines, and is included in public and private collections including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, International Paper Company, and the Meditech Corporation.

Samour resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is a Professor of the Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

In 2021, Samour retired from teaching at SMFA at Tufts and was awarded the title of Emeritus by the Tufts Board of Trustees.

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