Samantha Mash

Illustrator

Portland, OR, USA
Samantha Mash grew up in the dry marsh area of Palo Alto, California. After graduating high school she headed north to forested Portland, Oregon where she has resided ever since.

Mash is interested in the place of iconography within her illustrative work. Her art is heavily focused on symbolism and the human form, which she uses to explore concepts of vulnerability, identity, anxiety, repression, and freedom. She is currently focused on pushing the space between line work, shapes, and painting to create a sense of fluidity, density, and form.

Her outside interests include ecology, conservation, and social equality; all of which she is actively pursues in her free time both within and outside of her artistic practice.

Her previous clients include Bear Deluxe Magazine, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Planned Parenthood, New Republic Magazine, and Slack.

Visit samanthamash.com to view her portfolio and learn more about her work.

Work Experience

Pacific Northwest College Of Art

Instructor

I work as an instructor within the Design Arts department, teaching the Drawing for Illustration course.
January 2017 - Oregon, United States

Samantha Mash Illustration

Illustrator

I create illustrations and logos within this business. I have worked with local, national, and international publications/companies including Bear Deluxe Magazine, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Planned Parenthood, New Republic Magazine, and Slack.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 In Dreams, SpokeArt, New York, NY
2017 Miyazaki Show, SpokeArt, San Francisco, CA
2015 Holding Sway, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, Portland, OR
2014 Friends & Makers, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Delicate Forms, Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Signs + Symbols, Imago Art Space, Portland, OR
2012 Society of Illustrators Juried Show, New York, NY

PRESS
2016 Featured on womenwhodraw.com
2014 Juxtapoz feature
2014 Illustration Age feature
2014 Yume Magazine feature
2014 Communication Arts Design Annual 55 "Fresh Face"
2013 Inspiration Hut feature
2013 Juxtapoz feature
February 2010 -

Education

Pacific Northwest College Of Art

BFA in Illustration

August 2009 - May 2013 Portland, Oregon, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop,

Selected Clients

Bear Deluxe Magazine, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Outside Magazine, Planned Parenthood, New Republic Magazine, Slack