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Sunday, October 24, 2021, 1-3pm (performances every 30 minutes)

Visual artist Samantha Holmes, known for her large-scale metal and stone works and public art projects (including Hell Gate Cairns, an installation in NYC’s Randall’s Island and Riverside Park) and dancer-choreographer Colleen Thomas, whose recent work Light and Desire was praised for delivering “an implicit answer for how to get around the forces that silence women” by The New York Times, join forces for a free public event featuring RESTLESS, a dance performance on and around the newly-relocated sculpture Mundillo (Little World) in a celebration of women and their work.


Community Event: Family Art Activities at Mundillo (Little World)

October 11, 2021

Please join me on Sunday, October 17 for a family arts event at the site of my newest installation, Mundillo (Little World) at 97th St and Amsterdam in Manhattan. Children will have an opportunity to meet an artist in person and ask any questions while completing a string-art craft of their own.

11am-2pm at northeast corner of 97th and Amsterdam.

Equilibrium VI at Newark Arts Festival

October 4, 2021

My newest sculpture, Equilibrium VI, is being shown this week for the first time as part of Newark Arts Festival, curated by Adrienne Wheeler. Please join us at the opening reception on Wednesday October 6, 2021 6-9pm at 609 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.

The works in this series are highly minimal: arrangements of stone held in unlikely equilibrium by almost-invisible strands of my own hair, creating a tension between the sculptural forms, between hard and soft, masculine and feminine. Collected during the period of hair loss following the birth of my child in 2019–a common bi-product of soaring hormone levels during pregnancy–these hairs speak to the uncanny union of strength and delicacy that is the maternal body.


Mundillo (Little World) Reinstalled in Manhattan

September 16, 2021

Mundillo (Little World) has been reinstalled on 97th and Amsterdam in New York, NY, in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation Arts and the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District. The sculpture will remain at this new site for one year.

A monument to women’s work and the cultural dynamism of  New York City, Mundillo (Little World) translates the patterns of traditional Puerto Rican lacework from the intimacy of the home to the visibility of the city square, from the softness of cotton to the resilience of steel. 

Friday, June 01, 2018

BRONX NOW, on view June 29 to August 10, 2018, is an exhibition that explores the community of Bronx-based artists creating remarkable work outside of traditional spheres. Curated by Laura N James and Eileen Walsh, who work under the name BXNYCreative, BRONX NOW seeks to expand interest in Bronx artists.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

In my newest installation, “The Cavalry", painted carousel horses emerge from the ground at odd angles, as if rising from the past. An homage to Starlight Park’s history as a fairground, the playful form of the horses evokes an idyllic past and points to a hopeful future for the park and its surrounding community. At the same time, they carry a darker message, an allusion to the brutalities of war that signaled the close of the park in the early 20th century: a visual reference to the famous scene from Curzio Malaparte’s fictionalized memoir, Kaputt, in which a stable of military horses, fleeing a fire in the woods of Russia, plunge into a nearby lake to escape the flames. The impact of so many startled bodies causes the lake to flash-freeze in an instant, trapping the horses in motion, locked the panic and horror of their final moments.

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Please join me for the opening of my latest installation, "One Nation" at the Lillstreet Rooftop Gallery in Chicago on Friday June 1, 6-8pm. "One Nation" is a series of four black and white flags that seek to refresh our notions of national identity. The first pole holds a monochrome version of the American flag that is traditionally used to honor fallen police and military officers, a reminder of the critical role these individuals play in safeguarding our country. The remaining banners display the stripes alone; divorced from the familiar stars, the stripes become an echo of the historical prison uniform, a symbol of all those incarcerated in the criminal justice system – and a reminder that these citizens, too, are built into the fabric of our country.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

What Is & What If, the 14th annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition features the 2018 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art recipients. The exhibition is curated by Chelsea Markowitz, Curator of Exhibitions at Main Line Art Center, and features 2018 Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art recipients James B. Abbott (Photography | Ardmore, PA), Gregory Brellochs (Drawing | Philadelphia, PA), and Samantha Holmes(Mosaic, Sculpture & Installation | Bronx, New York). Through photography, drawing, and sculpture these artists investigate human perception, interpretation, and conceptual forces, challenging us to examine our environments and the world around us. By means of creative exploration, these artists analyze historical contexts to create new innovative landscapes, leaving us to question what is and what could be.


Artist Talk & Gallery Tour: Friday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 pm | Reception: 6:30-8:00 pm. FREE & open to the public.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Please join me next Saturday, May 19, 12-5pm for the first annual South Bronx Open Studios. From Mott Haven to Port Morris, artists will be opening their studios in this growing vibrant artist community. More information about participating artists at I'll have my studio open 12-5 and would love to share what I've been working on. 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte 115th Street branch will host the exhibition Infinite Archive: NYPL.  This exhibition introduces a diverse group of 30 artists, each responding to a book, poem, periodical or other archival material from The New York Public Library’s vast collection.  Artworks included span across a wide spectrum of media ranging from paintings, printmaking, photography, assemblage and sculpture.

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Saturday, March 03, 2018

The Cluster Gallery is pleased to announce “Work on Paper”, a group exhibition juried and curated by Muriel Guepin. Featuring works by Christina J Massey, Jee hyun Hwang, Kit Warren, Minako Imamura, Samantha Holmes, Scott Nelson Foster, Sung Won Yun.

The exhibition will open on March 2nd, and on view through March 30th, 2018, with an opening for the public on Friday, March 2, from 7 to 9 pm at The Cluster Gallery / Brooklyn Art Cluster.

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