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Wall - Anchor
Wall - Birthright
Wall - Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits 1
Wall - Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits 2
Wall - Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits 3
Wall - Divine
Wall - Sisters
Wall - Initiate
Wall - Gatekeeper
Wall - In the Wake 2
Wall - In the Wake 3
Wall - In the Wake 4
Wall - In the Wake 5
Wall - In the Wake 6

Press Release

For the month of September, the Russo Lee Gallery will present Phantom Limbs by gallery artist Samantha Wall. Phantom Limbs is an exploration of family identity, cultural history, and loss. The drawing exhibition interweaves portraiture with Korean ritual narratives, summoning the past in order to decipher the present.

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 a semi-finalist for the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2016 and the winner of the Arlene Schnitzer Prize.