Gwen Samuels is an installation artist based in Los Angeles with a studio in Santa Monica. Inspired by close observations of nature, she has sculpted the reformatted shape of animals, insects and plants with delicate hand-stitching and free hanging strings. She also expresses her imagery in textile, cultures, travel and architecture often with repeated patterns and irregular shapes. These inspirations are interwoven throughout his installations, sometimes in the form of a dress shape with repetition of digital image of architectural parts, and sometimes in the form of an Asian building with selected fabrics and coloured strings.
Beside nine solo exhibitions across California and New Jersey, Gwen has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions both locally and internationally. Her works were shown in Second Nature, Pitzhanger Manor at Walpole Park, London (2014), Network-C.A.R. contemporary art ruhr, in Zaha Museum in Seoul (2013) “C.A.R.” Contemporary Art Ruhr in Zollverein World Heritage Site, Essen, Germany (2013). She has been selected to be a two-year artist in Embassies placement at the American Embassy in Greece for 2017-2019. Her works and art inspirations have been covered by various media and publications including Artweek.LA, Textielplus Magazine, Artistry in Fiber – Volume 1: Wall Art and Artistry in Fiber – Volume 2: Sculpture in Schiffer Publishing’s series. Gwen is originally from New York and completed a BFA in textile design at Syracuse University.