• Samantha Battaglia (b.1990) is an emerging visual artist who practices primarily as a painter. Her current body of work conveys Canadian landscapes through hard edged geometric abstraction and decisive mark-making. Inspired both by architectural structures and wild landscapes, her work is characterized by the subtle interaction between familiar imagery and ambiguous shapes, and a subdued palette of cool hues. Employing this distinctive style throughout the last decade she has created bodies of work that feature bold figurative studies, coastal landscapes, and labyrinth-like collaged architectural spaces, all using the painted surface as a tool for illusion and visual fragmentation.

    Born in Toronto, Samantha received a BFA in 2013 from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a MSc in Ecological Design from the Conway School in Massachusetts, in 2017. She resides in Nova Scotia and has exhibited her paintings at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto; Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax; Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax; Craig Gallery, Halifax; and the Lunenburg School of the Arts, Lunenburg. Her work is featured in both private and public collections, most notably the Muir Hotel Halifax, and the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Her work can be found in print in Canadian Art Magazine, and Making Fifteen Years: NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residency Retrospective.