Samantha Salzinger

Ascension, 2011
Single channel video on DVD
acquired 2011

Rural South Dakota, 2008*
Leonids Meteor, 2008
Ink Jet Prints
40 x 50 inches
acquired 2008


“These works explore the fabricated environment questioning the collective mind of the age, where reality is as malleable as a simulation and a simulation as lifelike as reality. Projecting mysterious places in an era of genesis, the images reference ideologies of popular culture that play to our fantasies, fears and desires. The metaphoric creation of the idyllic, sublime landscape, act as core unconscious escapism. Weaving together the awe of the grandeur of nature with science fiction, the viewer is dreamer in an imaginary world, optimistic of the future.”


2009 & 2000 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship
2006 Artist Enhancement Award, Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL
1997 George Sakier Memorial Scholarship, Yale University, Visual Arts Department