Samantha Neu is an artist and educator based in St Louis, Missouri. She recently relocated from Austin, TX. Samantha graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing from Texas State University. In 2019, she was a resident at Tyler School of Art’s Summer Painting Intensive in Philadelphia. Her large-scale, abstract drawings and paintings explore the body and its textures while questioning its functions. In addition to her studio work, community engagement is an important part of her art practice. In Austin, she was a member of the collectively run art space, MASS Gallery, where she curated shows including [un]promised potential and Buoyant. Before moving to St Louis, she was an art instructor at The Contemporary Austin from 2020-2022 where she taught drawing, painting and intro to art classes.