About the Photographer
Russian, b. 1984
Encompassing both the traditions of landscape and still life photography, Anastasia Samoylova's images are a visual interplay between representation and abstraction. In her series "Landscape Sublime" (2013 -2014), Samoylova is interested in the romanticized and mass distributed genre of nature photography. Her photographs, carefully composed in the studio, utilize images appropriated from the internet of mountains, trees, flowers and the ocean to create new, disorienting compositions. Contorting the found images amid colorful and reflective materials and shapes, Samoylova’s structural layered images generate a new territory from conventional interpretations of the landscape.
Anastasia Samoylova completed her MA in Environmental Design from Russian State University of Humanities (2007), and MFA from Bradley University, Peoria, IL (2011). She has been included in many exhibitions, nationally and internationally, including at the Aperture Foundation, New York, NY (2016); the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (2015); and the Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, IL (2013), among many others.