Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984, Moscow; lives in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. In 2020 she had her first solo museum exhibition of the ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. FloodZone is a psychological portrait of life on the knife’s edge of climate change, in the southern states of the USA facing rising sea levels. With over 80 photographs, the book of the project was published by Steidl in 2019.
Samoylova was awarded a number of grants for FloodZone, including the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. In 2020 FloodZone is presented in solo exhibitions at Galerie Caroline O’Breen in Amsterdam, The Print Center in Philadelphia, Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami, Orlando Museum of Art, and a group exhibition at the Kunsthaus Wien. FloodZone has also been included in exhibitions at Flowers Gallery, London; After Nyne Gallery, London; Salisbury University, MD; and others.
Another of her series, Landscape Sublime, explores how social-media images and the repetition of certain motifs inform an understanding of natural phenomena. In recent years the project has been frequently commissioned as large-scale public art installations and shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions.
In 2020 her work was also presented at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen and the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; as part of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. Her other recent exhibitions include Perez Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Purdue University, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Griffin Museum of Photography, Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Aperture Foundation, New York; as well as numerous festivals in Brazil, Belgium, France, Spain, Israel, Netherlands, China, and South Korea.
Samoylova has published with The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine, FOAM, Wired, Art Press, and others. She has lectured as an invited artist at George Eastman Museum, Paris Photo, SVA New York, among others.
Her work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and Art Slant Collection in Paris.
2011 MFA Bradley University.
2007 MA Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020 FloodZone. Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, USA.
2020 FloodZone. The Print Center, Philadelphia, USA.
2020 FloodZone. Caroline O’Breen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2020 FloodZone. Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA.
2020 FloodZone. Florida Prize, Orlando Museum of Art, USA.
2020 FloodZone. Guernsey Photography Festival, UK
2018 FloodZone. ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, USA.
2017 Landscape Sublime. Broward College, Pembroke Pines, USA.
2016 Landscape Sublime. State University of New York Geneseo, USA.
2016 Landscape Sublime. Cincinnati Art Underground, Cincinnati, USA.
2015 Landscape Sublime. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, USA.
2015 Landscape Sublime. Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA.
2015 Landscape Sublime. Ear In The Envelope, Chicago, USA.
2015 Landscape Sublime. Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, USA.
2013 Illinois/One Percent, Works on Paper Gallery, Dayton, USA.
2013 5000 Head. David Erlanson Art Gallery, Decatur, USA.
2013 5000 Head. Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, USA.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Nach uns die Sintflut. Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna, Austria.
2020 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum & Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany.
2020 Americans Looking In. Center for Book Arts, New York, USA.
2019 On Water. Salisbury University Gallery, USA.
2019 Her Land. Flowers Gallery, London, UK.
2019 Lush Green Tropical Jungle. Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA.
2019 Altered States of Consciousness. Oolite Arts, Miami, USA.
2019 Smart as Photography. Zephyr, Mannheim, Germany.
2019 Marilyn Stafford Photo Award exhibition. After Nyne Gallery, London, UK.
2018 Landed. Darkroom Detroit, Detroit, USA.
2018 The Meitar Award Exhibition. Tel Aviv, Israel.
2018 Dialogue. Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, Germany.
2018 Made in The Studio. Julie Saul Gallery, USA.
2018 Voies Off Awards. Arles, France.
2018 Currents New Media Festival 2018. Santa Fe, USA.
2018 Between a View and a Milestone. ArtCenter South Florida, USA.
2017 Re:Collection. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA.
2017 Belo Horizonte’s International Festival of Photography. Brazil.
2017 Thread Count. Unseen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2017 Indecisive Moment. Purdue University, USA.
2017 Trompe L’oeil. Galerie Protégé, New York, USA.
2017 Future Isms. Glass Box Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2017 Re/Con. Noise Gallery, Bloomington, USA.
2017 I Am A Woman Hear Me Roar. Wynwood Space, Miami, USA.
2017 Paradise. The Southern gallery, Charleston, USA.
2016 Land Forms. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, USA.
2016 Loving Earth. Brussels Photo Festival, Brussels, Belgium.
2016 Suwon Photography Festival. Suwon, South Korea.
2016 Represent: 29 Women We Admire. Photoville, Brooklyn, USA.
2016 High Summer. Foley Gallery, New York, USA.
2016 Summer Open. Aperture Foundation, New York, USA. Curated by Charlotte Cotton.
2016 Treading Water. Kilroy Metal Ceiling, Brooklyn, USA. Curated by Ryan Oskin.
2016 The Altered Landscape. Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. Curated by David F. Heustess.
2016 What Are You Trying To Say? SVA Curatorial Space, New York, USA.
2015 Atmosphere. Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor, USA.
2015 The Classical Elements. Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, USA.
2015 Sky. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, USA. Curated by Paula Tognarelli.
2020 Paris Photo New York. New York, USA. Solo booth
Public / Private Art Commissions
2020 Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. Six Real Matterhorns, façade banner; Ludwigshafen, Germany.
2019 Miami International Airport. Layovers, site-specific project; Miami, USA.
2018 Mount Sinai Medical Center. Four Seasons, from Landscape Sublime. Miami Beach, USA.
2018 Miami International Airport, installation of photographs from Landscape Sublime project; Miami, USA.
2017 Hyde Midtown Miami, mural, commissioned by Jorge Pérez for The Related Group, Miami, USA.
2017 Américo Renné Gianetti Municipal Park, installation of art billboards from Landscape Sublime project; Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
2017 San Francisco International Airport, SFO Museum, installation of photographs from
2017 Landscape Sublime project, San Francisco, USA.
2017 Smartline Miami, Boca Raton, USA.
2017 Standard Vision, video projection of Landscape Sublime series on a building, Los Angeles, USA.
2015 O’Hare International Airport, Art Museo at Loews Chicago O’Hare, Chicago, USA.
Perez Art Museum Miami, USA.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
University of Miami Art Collection, Miami, FL ArtSlant Collection, Paris, France
2020 Olda, Danny. Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone. Art Papers.
2020 Rivero, Daniel. ‘FloodZone’ Captures South Florida’s Climate Anxiety in Unexpected Ways. WLRN Public Radio and Television.
2020 Rosen, Sara. I n Florida, Anastasia Samoylova captures a tropical utopia on the brink of disaster.
2020 Clark, Tim. Top 10 Photobooks of 2019. 1000 Words Magazine.
2019 Campany, David. L ife in Miami on the Knife’s Edge of Climate Change. The New Yorker 2018 Landscape Sublime. Hant Magazin, Germany.
2018 And light followed the flight of sound. One day projects, October 2018 Fotomagazin Edition, Germany.
2018 Digital Foto, Hungary,
2018 Fisheye, FR, Oxford American.
2017 Kolaj Magazine, issue #20 ArtPress, France.
2017 Landscape Sublime. monograph. In the In-Between Editions, USA.
2016 FOAM. International Photography Magazine.
2015 The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Competition 2015 Winners Catalogue Exposure, The Society of Photographic Education Journal, Cleveland, USA.