Anastasia Samoylova was born in Moscow, received an MA from Russian State University for the Humanities, and an MFA from Bradley University. She served as an assistant professor of photography at Bard College at Simon's Rock. She is currently based in Miami, where she is an artist resident at the Fountainhead Studios. 

By utilizing tools and strategies related to digital media and commercial photography, her work interrogates notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. Samoylova’s work participates in the landscape photography tradition while scrutinizing the consumable products it generates. Samoylova has exhibited internationally, including Aperture Foundation in New York, Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, and Brussels Photography Festival in Belgium. Her work is included in the collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and ArtSlant Prize collection in Paris. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Foam, and Wired. Her first monograph, Landscape Sublime, was published by the In the In-Between Editions in June 2016. 


MFA          Bradley University, 2011  

MA            Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 2007

Solo Exhibitions

2017          Landscape Sublime, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA

2016          Landscape Sublime, SUNY Geneseo, NY

                  Landscape Sublime, Cincinnati Art Underground, Cincinnati, OH

2015          Landscape Sublime, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

                  Landscape Sublime, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2014          Landscape Sublime, Art Museum at Loews Chicago O’Hare, Chicago, IL

                  Landscape Sublime, Ear In The Envelope, Chicago, IL

                  Landscape Sublime, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL

2013          Illinois/One Percent, Works on Paper Gallery, Dayton, OH

                  5000 Head, David Erlanson Art Gallery, Decatur, IL

                  5000 Head, Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, IL 

2012          5000 Head, Arts Place, Portland, IN

2011          5000 Head, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

Select Group Exhibitions

2017            Trompe L’oeil, curated by Danielle Ezzo, Galerie Protégé, New York, NY

                    Future Isms, curated by Jon Feinstein, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Breaking an Image, curated by Jesse Bandler, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

                    Re/Con, Noise Gallery, Bloomington, IN

                    Paradise, The Southern gallery, Charleston, SC

2016            Land Forms, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

                    Loving Earth, Brussels Photo Festival, Brussels, Belgium

                    Suwon Photography Festival, Suwon, South Korea

                    Represent: 29 Women We Admire, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

                    High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

                    Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, curated by Charlotte Cotton, New York, NY

                    Treading Water, curated by Ryan Oskin, Kilroy Metal Ceiling, Brooklyn, NY

                    The Altered Landscape, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

                    What Are You Trying To Say? SVA Curatorial Space, New York, NY 

2015            Atmosphere. Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI

                    The Classical Elements. Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                    Context, curated by Michal Raz-Russo, Filter Photo Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Sky. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

                    LA Art Association Open Show, curated by Susan Cross, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2014            ArtSlant Prize Exhibition, Aqua Art Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

                    Looking Out. Juror: Andrew Lucas, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

                    Vision Award and Benefit Auction Exhibition, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

                    Annual Fine Arts Exhibit, Foster Gallery, Peoria, IL

                    Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

                    New Landscapes: Allison Grant, Anastasia Samoylova, Mark Dorf. Gallery 19, Chicago, IL

                    PCA Invitational, Prairie Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL

                    Capture Effect: Anastasia Samoylova and Julie Weber, Gallery 3433, Chicago, IL

2013            Spring Invitational, The Warehouse Gallery, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

                    Women of All Colors, The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, Chicago, IL

2012            Summer Stock 2, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA

                    Uncommon Space, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

                    Short Film Festival, Landmark Theater, Peoria, IL


Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

ArtSlant Collection, Paris, France

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT

Stanford University Library, Palo Alto, CA

Artist Residencies

2017            The Studios at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

2016            Fountainhead Studios, Miami, FL

2015            Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014            Prairie Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL

Artist Lectures

2016         School of Visual Arts, Lecture Series, New York, NY

                 Landscape Sublime. Society of Photographic Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV

2015         Blending Boundaries: Art and Photography. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Peoria, IL

                 Artist lecture. Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, UT

                 Artist lecture. Sonoma State University, San Francisco, CA

2014         Command-P: Collaborating with the Internet. SPE National Conference, Baltimore, MD

                 Appropriation in Photography. Department of Visual Arts, Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL

                 New Landscape. Panel. Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL


2017         ArtPress, January

2016         Unseen Magazine

                 Landscape Sublime, monograph. Essay by Stephanie Amon, In the In-Between Editions, NY

                 FOAM, International Photography Magazine, April

                 Essay. Art Basel Miami Beach: It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous. Elephant Magazine

2015         The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Competition 2015 Winners Catalog

                 Exposure, The Society of Photographic Education Journal, Cleveland, OH

                 The Hand Magazine, Kansas City, MO

                 Sky. Exhibition catalog. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

                 Darkroom Benefit Auction Exhibition Catalog. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2014         Vision Award Exhibition Catalog. Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

Select Online Features

2017      Anastasia Samoylova: m o z a r t. Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Camera Club of New York blog

              Back to the Future. Roula Seikaly, Aperture Foundation blog

              Jon Feinstein's Future Isms. Huffington Post

              Science Fiction and Real Life Collide In These Photos of The Future. Feature Shoot

2016      Mind-Bending Sculptures Made From Hundreds of Stock Photos. Charley Locke, Wired

              Anastasia Samoylova: Landscape Sublime. Landscape Stories

              Anastasia Samoylova. Mark Durant, Saint Lucy

              In Experimental Photography, Is There Ever a Decisive Moment? Aperture

              In Dialogue with Anastasia Samoylova. Greg Jones, In the In-Between

              Anastasia Samoylova at Foley gallery. Loring Knoblauch, Collector Daily

              Pushing the Outer Limits of Photography. The Cut/NYmag

              Represent: 29 Women We Admire. Photoville

2015      Millions of Mountains, Billions of Flowers. New Yorker

              Anastasia Samoylova: Landscape Sublime, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

              Landscape Sublime. Guide to Unique Photography

2014      Finding the Sublime in Disposable Digital Landscapes. Doug Bierend, Medium        

              Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is on Holiday. Caroline Picard, Artslant

              Anastasia Samoylova. Kyle Seis, Wavepool

              Anastasia Samoylova at Aperture. Loring Knoblauch, Collector Daily

              Anastasia Samoylova. Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

              Anastasia Samoylova. Joshua Rivers, Despite The Illusion