Samantha Dennis is a Toronto based visual artist of Jamaican descent. Marrying abstraction and realism techniques, she creates vivid portraits showcasing black womxn.
Not seeing enough representation in art, Samantha explores an interesting but, amazing space of being a black woman whilst viewing and painting other black womxn. Through the subtle poses and intense gazes, her works interact and challenge the viewer's gaze without being possessed. Samantha credits much of her work's inspiration to the resilience, beauty, versatility and finesse of black womxn.
Samantha received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto) in 2014. In late 2018, she started pursuing an independent art practice. Since then she has had her work featured in galleries such as United Contemporary, Collision Gallery, Withrow Common and many other prominent locations.