Michelle Samour is a multi-media artist whose installations, drawings and handmade paperworks explore the intersections between science, technology and the natural world. Samour was recently an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre in Canada and at P.R.I.N.T Press in Denton, TX. Samour’s exhibitions include the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA; the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg, FR; the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX; the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford MA; the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Samour has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a Society of Arts and Crafts New England Artist Award, and grants from the Cushman Family Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study historic papermaking in France and Japan. Samour's work has been featured in Surface Design Journal, ARTnews, FiberArts and Hand Papermaking magazines and is included in public and private collections including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, International Paper Company, and the Meditech Corporation.
Samour resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is on the faculty of SMFA (The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)/Tufts University.