Exhibitions:

  • "Fight or Flight", The Painting Center, NYC 2017
  • "Persistent Song V", Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY 2017
  • "SAGA 83rd Members Print Exhibition", The Old Print Shop, NYC 2017
  • “NYC Summer Invitational”, George Billis Gallery, NYC 2016
  • “Archipelago”, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY 2016
  • "Regeneration" (solo), Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY 2016
  • "The Wind Will Carry Us", Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY 2015
  • "SAGA Prints", The Old Print Shop, NYC 2014
  • "Rollin on the River", Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY 2014
  • “forgotten dreams”, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY 2013
  • “echoes assembling” (solo), Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY 2013
  • “Drawn to New York”, City College of New York, 2012
  • “Summer Blues”, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, NY 2012
  • “The Graphic Image” (3 Artists), Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, NJ 2012
  • “SAGA 79th Members Exhibition” The Old Print Shop, NYC 2012
  • “Urban Rapsody”(solo ), Daniel Aubry Gallery, Beacon NY 2012
  • “3 Emerging Artists”, Studio 57 Fine Art, NYC 2011
  • “Inked Up – Printmakers in the Parks”, The Arsenal Gallery, NYC 2011
  • “SAGA 78th Members Exhibition”, Prince Street Gallery, NYC 2011
  • “Print Club of New York: Members Collections”, The National Arts Club, NYC 2011
  • “Print Club of New York Artist Showcase”, The Society for Illustrators, NYC 2010
  • “Audubon Artists” (Gamblin Award), Salmagundi Club, NYC 2010
  • “2 Artists of the Art Students League”, Studio 57 Fine Arts, NYC 2009
  • “6 Artists of the Art Students League”, Studio 57 Fine Arts, NYC 2008
  • “Visions of New York”, Manhattan Borough Presidents Office, NYC 2007

Education:          

  • Art Students League of New York : Bill Behnken, Richard Pantell 2004-present
  • Heatherley's School of Art (Portraiture), London, England 1993-1995
  • Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Halifax (BFA), Nova Scotia 1988-1990
  • AICA Loft Program, N.Y.C. 1987-1988
  • Cleveland Institute of Art (BFA program), Cleveland, Ohio  1985-1987
  • S.A.C.I (Painting), Florence, Italy 1983-1985

Samantha Beste began painting at the Art Students League with Isaac Soyer at the age of eleven.  Her paintings and prints speak of her deep romantic connection to all urban terrain, and to the great ancestral trail of urban artists. Samantha is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists.

SamanthaBesteArtistBio.pdf                                         

email: urbanart@gmail.com

Updated June 2017