Samantha Sethi’s interdisciplinary practice embraces a blend of physical and digital objects exploring the way the world we see and move through can be modeled both visually and experientially. Through natural materials and processes, such as ice, sunlight, and sediment, Sethi creates works which are simultaneously actions and images, both the event at hand and the drawing or trace used to represent it through time. These works find their source in the artist's view of our world as a landscape both inhabited and studied by humankind, altered even as it is observed -- understanding the world as both the location and the material of our pursuit of meaning.
Sethi is a multiracial Indo-American artist based in Baltimore, MD. She earned her MFA from American University and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA; the Creative Alliance in Baltimore; the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Field Projects, NYC; Krupic Kersting Gallery in Cologne, and Hilbert Raum project space in Berlin. She has created public art projects through commissions for the Baltimore Office and Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) and the Frederick Arts Council. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.