Education

2015               MFA – Intermedia, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2011               BFA – Photography, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2008               Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL (Photography and Fashion Design Courses)

 

Professional Experience

2016-              Adjunct Faculty, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ (Two-Dimensional Computer Design, Intro to Digital Photography, and Portrait Photography)

2016-17         Adjunct Faculty, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ (Digital Photography & Photoshop)

2016               Adjunct Faculty, South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ (Desktop Design and Publishing - InDesign, Content Management Systems: WordPress, and Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator)

2016               Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ (Introduction to Computer Graphics)

2016               Marketing Intern, Phoenix Center for the Arts – Thunderbird Center, Phoenix, AZ

2014-15         IDM Area Coordinator, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2013-15         Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Introduction to Digital Media)

2013               Summer Art Instructor, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

2010               Senior Assistant, Herron School of Art and Design - IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (Color 1)

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019               In the Blink of an Eye, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2019               Art D’Core Gala, Warehouse215 at Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ

2019               Two Person Show Skin in the Game, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2018               All Eyes, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2018               Solo Show Modern Merkin, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2018               Ritual & Randomness, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2018               In sight II, New City Studios, Phoenix, AZ

2017               Altered Barbie, Back to the Picture, San Francisco, CA

2017               Solo Show Sparkle Baby Slumber Party, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2017               Gritty In the Pink, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL (Curated by Megan Castellon and Lisa Rockford)

2017               FAC: Residency Open Studio, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario

2017               strange changes, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2017               Phoenix Nasty Women, Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, AZ

2017               Nasty Women, New Media Arts – Fine Arts Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ

2016               Tiny Works/Tiny Dances II, {9} Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2016               Amid the Grid, eye lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2016               18th annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ (Juried by Nancy Hill, Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D.)

2016               The Female Complex, MEDICI Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (Curated by Kristin Mahan)

2016               One In Herself, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (Juried by Audra Jacot)

2015               Dirty Fingernails, Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN

2015               De’Lunula Screeners 3: Too Little, Too Late, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ

2015               Solo Thesis Exhibition, Sparkle Baby, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2015               Essence of Woman, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN

2015               JELLY, 53 The Calls, Leeds, United Kingdom (Curated by the GRL Collective)

2014               Curator and Exhibitor, Society for Art Video Presents, The IceHouse PHX, Phoenix, AZ

2014               Curator and Exhibitor, Society for Art Video Presents, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ

2014               The 'F' Word: Feminism Now, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL (Juried by Jeanne Dunning)

2014               Impromp2, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2014               Photo Solandra, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2014               Honestly,, Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery, Braggs Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ

2014               Summer Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Juried by Robert Pela)

2013               Found & Lost, Live Art Platform, ASU Performing and Media Arts, Tempe, AZ

2013               Summer Juried Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Juried by Julio Cesar Morales)

2013               Parallax, the Women’s Photography Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD (Juried by Martha Madigan)

2012               Video Nite, Neeb Hall, Tempe, Arizona

2011               Two-Person Exhibition, Two of Hearts, A Senior Thesis Exhibition Jasona Beach, Indianapolis, IN (with photographer, Craig Tribble)

2011               Expressions of Healing Art Show, University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

2011               The Show: A Herron Photo Senior Group Show, Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN

2010               Dysfunction of Dysfunction, Herron School of Art, The Underside Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2010               The Artist Formally Known As Prints, Herron School of Art, The Underside Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2010               XCALIBUR –Community Service Show, Wheeler Arts Community, Indianapolis, IN

 

Awards, Honors, and Residencies

2017               Professional Development Grant Award, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2017               Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2017               The Feminist Art Conference Residency, Toronto, Ontario

2015               Best Vajazzling, Phoenix New Times, Phoenix, AZ

2015               Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014-15         Ethel Larson Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2012-14         Special Talent Art Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2011, 09        Dean’s List, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

2009-11         Indiana University Foundation Scholarship, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

 

Volunteer Experience

2016-              Board Member, Volunteer and Internship Coordinator, and Organization Team, Girls Rock! Phx, Phoenix, AZ

2015               Dinosphere Interpretation Volunteer, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2015               Capture Carmel Content Organizer and Juror, Carmel Arts and Design District, Carmel, IN

2012               Program Facilitator, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2010               Photography Mentor, Key School of Mentors, Indianapolis, IN

 

Press and Publications

2019               “Exhibit brings awareness to #MeToo movement with feminist art”  Brooke Kato, Daily Orange, 19, March, 2019

2017               “bless my hairy butt”, Volume 1, Fem Lit Mag

2017               “Leafless”, Femme Fotale, Phoenix, AZ

2015               “Slag Mag”, Henry Vol. 2 Issue 4: Glitter, Old Furnace Artist Residency, Harrisonburg, VA.

2015               “Who’s Afraid of Feminism” Women’s Caucus for Art. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1, June 2015.

2015               “The 10 Best Things I Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2015” Becky Bartkowski, The Phoenix new Times, 15, December 2015.

2015               " 'Sparkle Baby' exhibit shadows the not- so-shiny shifting boundary of girlhood to womanhood " Ryan Santistevan. The State Press, 5, April 2015.

2015               "ASU grad student's thesis exhibit explores what it means to be female in a provocative way" Ainsley Despain. College Times, 26 March- 8 April, 2015.

2015               "Artist Samantha Lyn Aasen on Vajazzling, the Absurd Expectations of Womanhood (NSFW)." Mikey Estes. Jackalope Ranch. Phoenix New Times, 25 Feb. 2015.

2014               “Girls Don’t Do that” Zine Curated by Joanna Kiely

 

Presentations and Lectures

2019               Artist Talk, Computer Art Graduate Studio, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, March 21.

2018               Artist Talk, Gallery Operations, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 29.

2016               Lecture, 4th Wave Feminism, Issues in Intermedia, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 3.

2015               Lecture, 4th Wave Feminism, Issues in Intermedia, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 1.

 

Professional Memberships and Clubs

2016-              eye lounge Artist Collective, President, Website Designer

2015-              College Art Association

2012-              Society of Photographic Education, Women’s Caucus

2013-15         Society of Art Video, Arizona State University, Graduate Representative, Secretary