"I create handmade paperworks that explore intersections between science, technology and the natural world."
Michelle Samour is a multi-media artist whose installations, drawings and handmade paperworks explore the intersections between science, technology and the natural world. Samour resides in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a Professor of the Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University. She has been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France; and an Artist-in-Residence at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME; the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada; and P.R.I.N.T. Press in Denton, TX. Samour has exhibited at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA; the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg, FR; the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX; the Racine Art Museum, WI; and the Fitchburg Art Museum, MA. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council including a 2014 Fellowship in Drawing, a Society of Arts and Crafts New England Artist Award, and grants from the Cushman Family Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Daynard Fund to study historic papermaking in France and Japan. Samour has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Boston Herlad, ARTnews, Surface Design, FiberArts and Hand Papermaking Magazine, and on various National Public Radio member stations. Her work is included in public and private collections including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, International Paper Company, and the Meditech Corporation.