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 a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 2021. Charette has been working in the visual art disciplines of painting, printmaking and drawing for the last 10 years through post-secondary education and an active independent studio practice. Conceptually, her research uses intersectional feminist theory and critical literature in art theory and practice as frameworks to explore gender-based oppression. 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 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 Art Gallery of Alberta, Western GM Drumheller Art Gallery, Harcourt House, Nickle Galleries, Okotoks Art Gallery, Leighton Art Center, Alberta Printmakers Society, Latitude 53, FAB Gallery, and Museum London.
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.
She is a member of the artistic collective, the Fem Assembly, whom together engage in collaborative feminist projects including exhibitions and zines. Charette is pursuing a career as a post-secondary instructor in visual studies.
Explore the possibilities of relief printmaking through linocut, as you work in a fully equipped studio. Learn how to safely carve your linocut, print with a single colour as you work up to reduction cutting and printing with multiple colours. You will print with a press and by hand, making it easy to continue your practice after the course.
"Intergenerational Dress, Sweet Onions" Oil paint and acrylic paint on canvas 36 x 36"
"Picasso, Mother’s Living Room, Bingo Dabber" Oil paint and silkscreen on cradled plexiglass 33 x 37"
"Op Palimpsest" Oil paint and silkscreen on cradled plexiglass 25 x 25"
"The Things we Bring with Us" Oil paint and acrylic paint on canvas 48 x 48"