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Piya Samant Fine Art

Artist Bio:
Piya Samant is a self-taught visual artist and art curator. Born and raised in India, she now resides and works out of her home studio in Massachusetts. She got her Masters and MBA in tech and after working in the tech world for well over a decade, she decided to pursue her career as a full-time artist in 2014. Piya works primarily in oil on wood and paper but also enjoys working in graphite, ink and gouache. She paints commissioned portraits of people, pets and homes. Her current body of work features two ongoing series: HOPE, a floral still-life series and LIFE, a figurative series. Her work is available to view and purchase online and in local museums, galleries and cafes in Massachusetts. She is represented by PXPContemporary and ArtsPlus galleries.

Artist Statement: 
'Beauty is fleeting and my desire to capture the beauty of life (be it human, flora or fauna) is irresistable. As an introvert, I connect more with people's body language and less with their words. Through paintings I attempt to immortalize the beauty of my subjects in their entirety; not just their face/body but also their character. Floral still lifes are a delight to paint because I am able to project emotions onto unsuspecting flowers through the play of light and strategically placed brushstrokes.'

Contact Info:
📧 piyali20@gmail.com | 📱 +15089638708 |  
Instagram: @art.by.piyali | Facebook: @artbypiyali | Twitter: @piyali20

Gallery Representation:
PXP Contemporary 
ArtsPlus Gallery, Collingswood, NJ

Organizations:

  • Board Director, ArtsWorcester NonProfit Gallery, 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:

Exhibitions:

  • Oct 2019: ‘One Of A Kind’, Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worc MA
  • Oct 2019: 'Connected In Nature', 2 artist show at Jacob Edwards Library, Sturbridge, MA
  • Oct 2019: 'Material Needs 2019', ArtsWorcester, Worcester 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: Solo 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
  • Dec 2015: Solo Artist Exhibit - WPI Gordan Library, Worcester, MA
  • Oct 2015: “Florals and more” Solo Art Exhibit-Bean Counter Worcester, MA
  • May 2015: “Different Strokes” Solo Art Exhibit - NU Cafe, Worcester, MA
  • Mar 2015:  Art Exhibit - Various Artists, The Art Lab, Auburn, MA
  • Mar 2015:  Solo Exibit - Pure Juz, Worcester, MA
  • Feb 2015: “ONE” - ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA
  • Jan 2015:  Solo exhibit - Bean Counter, Worcester, MA
  • July 2013:  “Portraits” Solo Exhibit, Luckyʼs Cafe, Worcester, MA
  • Oct 2011:  Jacob Edwards Library, Sturbridge, MA
  • Jun 2010:  “Art and Poetry Exhibit” - Dark Horse Tavern, Sturbridge, MA

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