Lilla Samson holds an MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University and has exhibited her work in numerous venues regionally, nationally and internationally. She completed her undergraduate training in painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island, attaining a BFA summa cum laude. Currently a lecturer in the Art and Art History Department at URI, Samson teaches courses in drawing, design, color, printmaking and painting.
"My work interweaves a fascination with the natural sciences, such as biology, botany and geology, with a love for the ritual, process and physicality of materials in art-making. Contemplating nature in both its macrocosmic vastness, as well as, the minutiae of its microcosmic realms, I seek to illuminate aquatic and terrestrial landscapes as layered tapestries of form, color and texture. Viewing these small fragments of the landscape as collections of worlds within worlds, ecological niches within niches containing infinitesimally small flora and fauna, it is my intent to reveal habitat and inhabitant, and magnify the beautiful intricacies of the overlooked, unnoticed and invisible."