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Artist Statement:

I am Piya Samant, a self-taught visual artist and art curator. Born and raised in India, I now reside and work out of my home studio in Massachusetts.  I have a few degrees in technology and management but none in art. After working in the tech world for well over a decade, I decided to pursue my career as a full-time artist and curator in 2014. 

Oil is my first love; I enjoy working in graphite, charcoal and acrylic as well. I've painted commissioned portraits of people and pets, explored flora and fauna painting themes and am currently focusing on landscapes painted in oil using palette knives. My artwork is in local museums, galleries and cafes. I feel fortunate to have the support of art patrons. I'm actively looking for gallery representation.

Contact Info:

Email: piyali20@gmail.com

Organizations:
  • Board Member, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • Artist Member, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
  • Member, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA
Grants/Awards:
  • ArtsWorcester Materials Needs Grant Recipient 2018-19

Press:

  • April 10, 2018: Boston Voyager - Meet the artist Piya Samant
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Exhibitions:
  • Oct 2019: 'Connected In Nature', 2 artist show at Jacob Edwards Library, Sturbridge, MA
  • Jun-Sep 2019: Juried show - 84th Regional Arts and Crafts, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
  • Jun 2019: Curator and Artist in 'Visions of Nature', 11 artist show in the Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery, Worcester, MA
  • Jun 2019: Juried show - 'About Faces', Portland Gallery, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • May 2019: The Eighteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • May 2019: Solo artist show, NU Kitchen, Worcester, MA
  • May 2019: Solo artist show, Bean Counter, Worcester, MA
  • Nov 2018- Jan 2019: Solo artist show, Birchtree Bread Company, Worcester, MA
  • Oct 2018: The Pink Show, Hope And Easel - Online Collaboration
  • Sep 2018: Juror for Fine Arts and Drawing, Small Stones Festival of Arts, Grafton MA
  • Sep 2018: Solo artist show, Bean Counter, Worcester, MA
  • Aug 2018: Solor artist show, Electric Haze, Worcester, MA
  • Jul 2018: Curator and Artist in 'Flora and Fauna', 9 artist show in the Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery, Worcester, MA
  • Jun-Sep 2018: Juried show - 'Call And Response', Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MS
  • Jun 2018: Sixth Annual One Show, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • May 2018: The Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • Apr 2018: Solo Artist Show, NU Kitchen, Worcester MA
  • Dec 2017-Mar 2018: Solo Artist Show, Cake Shop Cafe, Millbury MA
  • Sep 2017: The HotDog Art Show, George's Coney Island, Worcester MA
  • Aug-Sep 2017: Solo Artist Show, Birchtree Bread Company, Worcester MA
  • Jul 2017: Two artist show, Jacob Edwards Library, Sturbridge MA
  • May 2017: The Glass Show, Nine Dot Gallery, Worcester MA
  • May 2017: The Sixteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • Feb 2017: Fifth Annual One Show, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • Jun 2016: Fourth Annual One Show, ArtsWorcester, Worcester MA
  • Mar 2016: Solo Artist Show, NU Kitchen, Worcester MA