Meet Samantha Modder
Assistant Professor, Art and Design
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2017 Dartmouth College, B.A.
2018 Dartmouth College, B.E.
2022 Washington University in St. Louis, MFA
History of Graphic Design
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Samantha Modder is a Nigerian-Sri Lankan artist who works figuratively in pen, collage and digital media to portray Black and female characters taking up space in real and imagined worlds. She positions this work within the speculative practice of the Black imaginary—a centering of Black dreams and fantasies to create alternate spaces of both comfort and confrontation.
Modder's art has been shown in group shows in Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Albuquerque and other cities. Modder has had three solo exhibitions, most recently in Granite City, UL. She has worked as a graphic designer at a global health nonprofit in Massachusetts and did freelance commissions for (RED), Dartmouth College, and other nonprofit and for-profit organizations based in the U.S. and abroad. Modder has been an artist-in-residence at Chautauqua Visual Arts, NY, and the Good Hart Artist Residency, MI. In St Louis, Modder was a community member of "Murals on Olive Street," a volunteer at a local art studio and a member of the Fairness and Diversity Committee at the Sam Fox School. She presented on panels and held workshops on art and activism as an alumnus at Dartmouth's Center for Social Impact and other online programming.