Education

2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Major in Studio Art, Painting, Minor in Art History
University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

2008 Associate of Arts Degree, Major in History
Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC

Subject Interests

Contemporary painting practices; experimental process of pouring paint onto the canvas to convey emotional expression, creating landscapes in abstract form, symmetrical and parallel shapes, environmental aesthetics, exploring ideas of expression and connection.

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Abstract Series, Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe, Vancouver, BC

2016
Abstract Series, BrainStation: Digital Marketing Institute, Vancouver, BC

Landscape, Rebirth & Mountainous Series, Sacred Space Studio, Vancouver, BC

Landscape & Rebirth Series, Aphrodite’s Organic Café, Vancouver, BC

Group Exhibitions

2017
Pop Up Art Show, Photon Studio, Vancouver, BC

2016
Trend Show, RAW: Natural Born Artists, Harbour Event Centre, Vancouver, BC

Back Alley Night, The Purple Stapler, CBC 700 Studio, Vancouver, BC

Lab Art Show, Glitz Entertainment, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC

2015
Metamorphic,
UBC Art Show, Skylight Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013
Continuum
, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC

Continuum, FINA Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

Art on the Line, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

Publications/Features/Events

2016
“Abstract Series”, BrainStation: Digital Marketing Institute, online,
https://brainstation.io/event/august-block-party-2016719132714

Artist Profile, RAW, May 2016, online, http://www.rawartists.org/samanthagerrit

“Lab Art Show Brings Art World to the Masses”, Style by Fire, April 28 2016, online, http://www.stylebyfire.ca/2016/04/28/lab-art-show-brings-art-world-masses/

“Samantha Gerrit”, Lab Art Show, Artist Feature, Glitz-Entertainment, April 15, 2016, online, http://www.glitz-entertainment.com/glitz-86entertainment/2016/4/15/samantha-gerrit

Professional Experience

2016
Curated, Abstract Series, BrainStation: Digital Marketing Institute, Vancouver, BC

Curated, Landscape, Rebirth & Mountainous Series, Sacred Space Studio, Vancouver, BC

Independently taught, Disconnect to Reconnect, Outdoor Painting Workshop (8-10 participants per class), Vancouver, BC

Designed Laptop Sticker, Deep Cove Labs, Vancouver BC

2013
Gallery Assistant, Dutch Masters Exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

Volunteer

2018
Muralist, Castle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh Scotland

2016
Back Alley Night, The Purple Stapler, CBC 700 Studio, Vancouver, BC

2015
Metamorphic, UBC Art Show, Skylight Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013
Children & Teen Art Workshop Assistant/Tour Guide, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

Art on the Line, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC