2017 Master of Fine Art Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN

2015 Bachelor of Fine Art Honors Wayne State University, Detroit MI

2012 Associate of Art, Macomb Community College, Warren MI

2012 Associate of General Studies, Macomb Community College, Warren MI


2015 Irving D Reed Honors College Award

2015 Jurors Award, MEGA

2015 Margaret R. Humberger Scholarship

Exhibition Record:


04/2018 - Traditional/Contemporary, Inver Hills, MN

Solo Shows

09/2016 Finding my Feelings, Sculpting Experiences, Minneapolis MN

Group Shows

05/2024 (tentative) Group Exhibition

09/2023 Biannual Staff Exhibition, Detroit, MI

04/2023 Spring Salon, Detroit MI

10/2021 La Gatita Amable, Detroit MI

05/2021 Broken (America) An Art Pop-up, Detroit MI

05/2021 Macomb County Art Teacher Show 2021, Mount Clemens MI

04/2021 Hatchback 15, Hamtramck MI
01/2021 Michigan Annual XLVIII, Mount Clemens, MI

11/2020 Worldwide Juried Online Art Show, online

02/2019 Ojos Rojos, Detroit, MI

12/2019 Macomb Faculty and Staff, Warren, MI

12/2019 Cariño, Detroit, MI

03/12/2018 Traditional/Contemporary, Inver Hills, MN

10/2017 Sculpture X, Detroit, MI

05/2017 8-Bit, Hamtramck, MI

05/12/2017 Thesis Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN

03/2017 Women, Detroit MI

02/2017 Trump: Backward-Forward, Minneapolis MN

01/2017 Disruption: 2017 Volunteer Biennial, Minneapolis MN

10/2016 littleSCULPTURE, Pittsburgh PA

09/09/2016 AP-OP-TO-SIS, Minneapolis MN

09/08/2016 COnfluence, Regis Center for the Art, Minneapolis MN

03/2016 MCAD MFA at SOOVAC, Minneapolis MN

01/2016 Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure, Minneapolis MN

08/2015 Meeting Waters, Minneapolis MN

06/10/2015 Emerging Artists, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemons, MI

05/2015 MEGA, Grand Rapids MI

04/24/2015 Undergraduates, James Pearson Duffy Gallery, Detroit, MI

03/07/2015 Women, Detroit, MI

03/2015 Virtual Insanity, Detroit MI

01/24/2015 Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Detroit MI

01/2015 Michigan Annual XLII, Mount Clemens MI
09/2014 ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Mi

08/2014 If you Build it, They will Come, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit MI
08/2014 Call For Art, Dancing Dog Gallery, Ann Arbor MI
08/2014 Corpus Illuminata, Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI
04/2014 Scope, Wayne State University Undergraduate Exhibition, Detroit MI
03/08/2014 Women's Show, Contemporary Art Institute Detroit, Detroit MI
01/2014 Michigan Annual, Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens MI

Professional Experience
2023 - Co-Chair Art and Design Panel, Popular Cultures Association

2023 - Art Practice Technician, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2021- Adjunct Instructor, Saint Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI

2020 - Freelance Artists, Display Group, Detroit, MI

2020 - Freelance Artists, Chef Mike Album Cover, MI

2019 - 2021 - Adjunct Instructor, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

2019 - Art Coordinator, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

2017 - Intern, Kunstverein Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

2016 - Installation Intern; Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - Exhibition Installer; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2015-17 - 3D Shop assistant; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2015 - MFA Studio Monitor assistant; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

2022 - Professional Practice Talk, Auburn University

2021- PCA ACA Conference, Art and Design, Which Brow

2022 - PCA ACA Conference, Art and Design, Girls to the Front, Women in Contemporary Art

2018 - Visiting Artists, University of Wisconsin Stout

2017 - Sculpture X Symposium, Demystifying Grad School, Detroit MI


Star Tribune, May 24th 2017, "Artcetera: A Trip to Hades with Minneapolis Artist Samantha Russell", Interview by: Alicia Eier

Barbed, Issue #4 (Spring 2016): p.74-75

Foreign Languages Spoken

Intermediate German, spoken and written