Samantha Spalti is a Calabash, NC based artist. She received her degree in Studio Art with an Art History concentration – with honors from University of Albany. She balances between figurative work where she concentrates on the female form, and abstract with a focus on the process of painting. She says that each practice informs the other, with experimentation in one leading to implementation in the other. Her work has been in exhibitions up and down the east coast, including Kianga Ellis Projects: The New York Group Show “I am the judge, I am the jury: Rebellion and Empowerment in Contemporary Art.” She considers her greatest achievement thus far to be that of becoming Artistic Director of Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC.