2021 Faculty Art Exhibition - Samantha Minear

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Young Black Man Looking Down
Jai's Decision, 2020

Mixed Media on Wood Panel
6 x 8 inches

Space Shuttle Launching
Tal's Adolescence, 2019

Oil Paint on Panel
8 x 10 inches

Young Girl on Abstract Painting
Another Mary, 2020

White and Black Charcoal on Found Material
12 x 16 inches

I am interested in making work involving the human figure and texts and symbols from our contemporary world. I work hard to make my work poetical and highly representational, at the same time. I am currently working on a series about relatives and friends of relatives dealing with issues about gender.

Samantha Minear has a master's degree from California State University Long Beach where she proudly studied with Domenic Cretara and Yu Ji. Her undergraduate degree is surprisingly in math and American Literature, but she has always loved art the most. She is interested in combining the human figure with our contemporary culture and has a studio in downtown Long Beach.

Samantha Minear began teaching at Cerritos College in 2017, including ART110 (Freehand Drawing).