BIO

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Samantha Charette (she/her) is a visual artist situated in Calgary, located on Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, Canada. Charette received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 2016 and recently completed her graduate studies, receiving a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 2021. Charette’s scholarly activities take place through the visual art disciplines of painting, printmaking and drawing. Conceptually, her research uses intersectional feminist theory and critical literature in art theory and practice as frameworks to explore topics of gender oppression, digitization, and labour under capitalism. Through her artistic research practice, she aims to contribute her emotional, intellectual, and artistic labour to taking care of feminism’s archives. Situated within the context of contemporary visual art production and dissemination, her research-creation practice is informed through rigorous scholarly and cultural investigation, as well as her own social positionality and experiences.
Charette’s work has been presented in exhibitions across Canada including at the Nickle Galleries, Okotoks Art Gallery, Leighton Art Center, Alberta Printmakers Society, Latitude 53, FAB Gallery, Museum London and Elgin Public Art Center. She has completed residencies with the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation and the Alberta University of the Arts. She has received awards from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Alberta Society of Artists, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Charette is pursuing a career as a post-secondary instructor in visual studies.