Triada Samaras is an interdisciplinary and socially engaged artist whose work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and venues. Samaras is a New England born, Greek-American who has family members living on both sides of the Atlantic. She has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York for many years. Samaras is a vocal artist and activist whose interdisciplinary and multi-media art forms often grapples with contentious environmental, economic, and social issues in New York City and Athens, Greece, including identity, austerity, environmental safety, and land use and development. Her work explores both the private and the public ramification of these issues.
Samaras creates works in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, street art, public art, photography, texts, poems, essays and social media. Samaras’ “Greece 2012: ENOIKAZETAI/POLEITAI-For Rent/For Sale” project was featured in the Greek journal iefimerida in an article by Yanis Varoufakis, economist, and newly elected Finance Minister of Greece. http://www.iefimerida.gr/news/73947/o-οικονομικός-αναλυτής-της-κρίσης-γιάννης-βαρουφάκης-τώρα-παρουσιάζει-και-έργα-τέχνης (“The economic crisis analyst Yanis Varoufakis now presents artworks”). In addition, this work is a featured project at Vital Space, an international space curated by Yanis Varoufakis and installation artist, Danae Stratou http://www.vitalspace.org/art-projects
Triada Samaras' art work has also been featured in numerous national and international art exhibitions and venues including: Vital Space/Nature and Humanity, Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Old Stone House; Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn; AthensArt International Art Festivals: Odessa/Ukraine, Alexandria/Egypt, and Vienna/Austria; Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York; Millbank Chapel, Columbia University, New York; Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University; James Howe Gallery, Kean University; Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn; Governors Island, New York; Long Island Univeristy, Brooklyn; Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Samaras' poems, texts, and art activist projects have been highlighted in numerous publications and venues including: Gowanus Lounge, Brooklyn; Vital Space/Nature and Humanity; Erato; Inter-view Bulletin, Columbia University; Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development Blog, Brooklyn; Athens Journal of Social Sciences, Athens, Greece; Palmografos, Greece; Hellenic Voice, Boston; Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; The Brooklyn Paper; BCAT/Brooklyn Cable Access Television; Brooklyn Cable News12; Crains NY; MetroNY; Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn; Pardon Me for Asking Blog; Gotham Gazette; New York Post; Brooklyn Daily; Brooklyn Eagle; Brooklyn Courier Life; Daily Gotham, Sierra Club NYC Sierran; Brownstoner; Curbed; the Brooklyn Daily; Brooklyn Heights Blog; Time Out NY; Brooklyn the Borough; the Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, Massachusetts.
As an art activist, Samaras is Co-Founder of CG CORD/Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development and a member of the Gowanus Canal CAG/Community Advisory Group. She is creator and author of the CG CORD blog that has accumulated over 100,000 page since its inception, highlighting pressing issues in the Carroll Gardens/Gowanus Canal using texts, poetry and visual art. http://carrollgardenspetition.blogspot.com
Triada Samaras holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, and an MA in Art/Art Education from Teachers College/Columbia University. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Art at Kean University, Adjunct Professor of Art Education at William Paterson University.