Works
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Midden VII", 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Midden VII", 2020
    37 x 29 x 29 in
    94 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm
    Found objects and mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Midden VIII", 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Midden VIII", 2020
    56 1/2 x 29 x 29 in
    143.5 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm
    Found objects and mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Vanitas (LG)", 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Vanitas (LG)", 2020
    9 x 12 in
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Vanitas (Modelo), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Vanitas (Modelo), 2020
    22 x 30 in
    55.9 x 76.2 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Midden VI, 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Midden VI, 2020
    22 x 18 x 16 in
    55.9 x 45.7 x 40.6 cm
    Found objects and mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Angel), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Angel), 2020
    24 x 36 in
    61 x 91.4 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Box Fan), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Box Fan), 2020
    77 x 49 in
    195.6 x 124.5 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Club), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Club), 2020
    24 x 36 in
    61 x 91.4 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Demek One), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Demek One), 2020
    77 x 49 in
    195.6 x 124.5 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Have a nice day)", 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Have a nice day)", 2020
    22 x 30 in
    55.9 x 76.2 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Petalware), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Petalware), 2020
    24 x 36 in
    61 x 91.4 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Tarah), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Tarah), 2020
    24 x 36 in
    61 x 91.4 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Untitled), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Untitled), 2020
    76 1/2 x 44 3/4 in
    194.3 x 113.7 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Vanitas (Untitled), 2020
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Vanitas (Untitled), 2020
    11 x 14 in
    27.9 x 35.6 cm
    Paynes grey watercolor pigment on paper
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Midden I", 2019
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Midden I", 2019
    58 x 37 x 29 in
    147.3 x 94 x 73.7 cm
    Found objects, mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Midden II", 2019
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Midden II", 2019
    68 x 22 x 19 in
    172.7 x 55.9 x 48.3 cm
    Found objects, mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, "Midden III", 2019
    Samantha Greenfeld
    "Midden III", 2019
    39 x 21 x 10 in
    99.1 x 53.3 x 25.4 cm
    Found objects, mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Midden , 2019
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Midden , 2019
    30 x 14 x 4 in
    76.2 x 35.6 x 10.2 cm
    Found objects, mixed media
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Grid (Boyle Heights), 2018
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Grid (Boyle Heights), 2018
    35 3/4 x 32 in
    90.8 x 81.3 cm
    Woven street litter
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Grid (Los Angeles), 2018
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Grid (Los Angeles), 2018
    78 x 46 in
    198.1 x 116.8 cm
    Woven street litter
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Grid (Silver Lake), 2018
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Grid (Silver Lake), 2018
    28 x 20 3/4 in
    71.1 x 52.7 cm
    Woven street litter
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Chair (from Home), 2017
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Chair (from Home), 2017
    24 x 24 x 40 in
    61 x 61 x 101.6 cm
    Cardboard & Tape
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Home, 2017
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Home, 2017
    120 x 240 in
    304.8 x 609.6 cm
    Cardboard & Tape
  • Samantha Greenfeld, Table Lamp, 2017
    Samantha Greenfeld
    Table Lamp, 2017
    20 x 20 x 36 in
    50.8 x 50.8 x 91.4 cm
    Cardboard & Tape
Biography

SAMANTHA GREENFELD

Samantha Greenfeld (b. 1987 Los Angeles, CA) works primarily with abandoned man-made objects, which the artist amasses from her surroundings, to create sculptures and paintings that explore how invisible lives and transpired events turn into visible remains in the present. 

As a child, Greenfeld was fascinated by paleontology, and her frequent trips to the Natural History Museum marked the start of her interest in records of time. While working on her BFA, Greenfeld began investigating how time is documented by the buildup of past actions. Utilizing ephemeral and supple materials such as soot, silk, and plaster, she created works that carry traces of the artist's presence in the marks left by her touch, forming ghostly chronicles of past gestures.

In addition to the recording of history inherent to socio-cultural anthropology, Greenfeld is also interested in the more intimate recounting of individual heritage through personal possessions. In her 2017 work “Home,” she built a set of living room furniture out of the moving boxes used by her family members; the cardboard pieces are endowed with a poignant tenderness, becoming tangible souvenirs that quietly commemorate the artist’s visceral memory of an ending.

Greenfeld’s most recent bodies of work are concerned with the larger implications of society’s actions and consumptions, examined through the forgotten and broken items that become trash. The assembled sculptures and the watercolors depicting compositions of these discarded artifacts seek to uncover the latent significance and connections of our quotidian lives that will one day be part of an archeological reconstruction of our era. Greenfeld states that “In a time where people can sometimes feel so alienated from one another, I want to make art that reminds us of who we are together. More than anything else, this is what I want people to take away from my work.”

Greenfeld received her BFA in Painting from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013. She currently lives and works in LA.



Exhibitions