Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Family Secrets, 2022
Family Secrets  2022
Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Out of Place, 2022
Out of Place (detail)  2022
Out of Place (detail)  2022
Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Rooted, 2022
Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Seat of Power, 2022
Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Seer, 2022
Seer  2022
Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Shed Skin, 2022
Shed Skin  2022  conté crayon, charcoal, and ink on Dura-Lar  72 x 40 inches
Samantha Wall (b. 1977)  Transmission, 2022

Press Release

Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present Beyond Bloodlines by Samantha Wall. This exhibition includes drawings that intertwine Korean folklore with elements derived from Eurocentric mythologies. Wall exposes the entangled narratives she navigates as an immigrant and multi-ethnic woman.


Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Samantha Wall immigrated to the United States as a child. She received her BFA from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally. Wall is the recipient of awards and grants from organizations including the Oregon Arts Commission; Portland, Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council; The Ford Family Foundation; and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. She was also selected for the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2016 and the winner of the Arlene Schnitzer Prize. Recently she has completed commissions for Oregon State University’s Cascade Camps in Bend, OR, and for the Facebook AIR Program, Redmond, WA.