Samara Scott (born 1985 in London) has developed a practice fuelled by the context of hyper-consumerism. This has resulted in poisonously coloured installations made through "hijacking" manufactured objects and organic or chemical by-products of mass production. Before each exhibition, she experiments extensively with the resistance and aesthetic performance of the large array of materials that make up her artworks, such as sponges, toilet paper, nail polish, lettuce leaves, fabric softener, cigarette ash, toothpaste, candles, tights, and tin foil.
After completing a Bachelor's degree at Camberwell College of Art in 2008, Samara Scott graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011. Selected solo shows include Belt and Road
, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Jacobs Creek
, The Sunday Painter, Offsite / Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles; Developer
, Pumphouse & Battersea Park, London (both 2016); Silks
, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2015). Selected group shows include The Happy Fact
, La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Day Tripper
, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (both 2019); Voyage
, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo (2017–18); Days are Dogs
, Palais de Tokyo
, Paris; Entangled, Turner Contemporary, Margate (both 2017); I am a Painting
, Kumu Museum, Tallinn (2014).