Samantha Da Silva


Samantha daSilva (1978) is a Brazilian-born artist living in Salt Lake City, UT. She is a third-generation artist shaped by migration, assimilation, and her desire to create. She has moved over forty times as a result of natural disasters and life circumstances. Like many who have experienced migration, she underwent a process of assimilation at the crucial age of 10, and her relationship with things was forever altered by having to leave so much behind. Her artwork has become a navigational tool that helps to connect her to new surroundings and provides a form of consistency in a life full of movement.

She is best known for her large-scale relief sculptures that resemble topographic maps and cracked earth, made from found materials such as dirt and sawdust. The themes of this body of work revolve around belonging, spirituality, mapmaking, and resourcefulness.

As an educator, daSilva has taught at various public and private institutions in Canada, the United States, Hawaii, and France, and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Bravo TV, HGTV, and others.

Education

2009 - 2011 Introductory Painting Classes, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - 2005 Advanced Diploma in Botanical Medicine, Wild Rose College, Calgary, AB, Canada

Selected Press

2023 Architectural Digest, April 2023
2022 Exhibition Reviews: The Illuminated Desert and Tommyknockers: Samantha DaSilva at Alpine Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2022 A New Perspective, Danielle Vigeria, Summer/Fall 2022, Western Home Journal, ​Park City, UT
2022 Spotlight Interview with Samantha daSilva, Workshop SLC, Salt Lake City, UT
2021 Building Relationships Through Art, Good Things Utah, ABC 4, Salt Lake City, UT
2021 Art In The Mountain West, Danielle Vigueria, Summer?fall 2021, Western Home Journal, Park City, UT
2019 Local Artist Spotlight//Samantha daSilva, Arts Council Park City Summit County, Park City, UT
2019 Meet the Maker, Root'd Home, Park City, UT
2018 Fearless Abstract Painting at Volcano Art Center, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Hilo, Hawaii
2017 Cover Image,​ DOTE Magazine, Issue 6, Spring/Summer Edition, Calgary, AB, Canada
2013 Love It Or List It! Vancouver, Curated by Jilian An Harris and Todd Talbot , HGTV, WNetwork, AB, Canada

Corporate Collections

​Alaris Royalty Corporation, Calgary, AB, Canada
AMT Counseling Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
​Blink Restaurant, Calgary, AB, Canada
Brandin' Iron Inn, West Yellowstone, MT
​Centered City Yoga, Salt Lake City, UT
City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
Clements Tillman LLP, Calgary, AB, Canada
George P. Duska Professional Corporation, Calgary, AB, Canada
Intermountain Health Care,​ Alta View Hospital, Sandy, UT
INVICO Capital Corporation, Calgary, AB, Canada
Insight Emissions Management, Calgary, AB, Canada
Katana Oil and Gas Fund, Calgary, AB, Canada
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawaii
Mountain America Credit Union Corporate Office, Sandy, UT
SLC Qi Community Acupuncture, Salt Lake City, UT
Strathcona Family Medicine Center, Calgary, AB, Canada
Sorenson Capital, Lehi, UT
Tao's Tea House, West Yellowstone, MT
The Small Business Accountants, Calgary, AB, Canada
The Naked Leaf, Calgary, AB, Canada
West Hawaii Community Health Center, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
​Wolf Custom Homes, Calgary, AB, Canada