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. Recent exhibitions include an invitational at The Loving Festival in New Orleans, LA, with her work featured at the Stella Jones Gallery, and participation in A Likeness: Works in Contemporary Portraiture, at The Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA. 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 is also a semi-finalist for the Portland Art Museum’s upcoming Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2015.