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Samantha E Harvey was born in Bath (UK), residing between London and Bath. She attended Kingston University in 2010, receiving a BA in Graphic Design and Photography, and MA Contemporary Photography at Central Saint Martins in 2016. She was part of Misk Art Institute Masaha Residency programme in Riyadh, Saudi Araba, showcasing her work at Misk Art Week (2021). Has given artist talks at PONToon and Portsmouth University Virtual Symposium (2020) and Central Saint Martins. Physical/online screenings of her works include Spread the Virus Vol.2 with Dateagle Art and Offsite Project (2019), the Artists Film Biennial Outside at ICA London (2016), and part of Are We All Addicts Now with Katriona Beales and Fiona MacDonald at Furtherfield Gallery (2017). Since 2010 Harvey has been showing her works nationally and internationally, including the 2011 Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed exhibition at the Photographers Gallery, and at Athens Digital Arts Festival (2016, 2018, 2020). International screenings also include #TFW105 – What Happens When… at Powrplnt, New York, and REFUGEE! at North East Hill University, Shillong, India. She has travelled to Austria, where she took part in the NXT Residency hosted by ELIA at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2017) and was also part of Artel 2017 Residency at TIFA Working Studios in Pune, India (2017).
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Currently working with science fiction realities that overlay and start to interact with our own to lower sensory environments. Celebrating brain differences at the intersection of future thought, technology and visual arts.
Her latest work ‘Sulci Home’, presents the possibility of a space that exists in which the world is able to have gaps at injunctions of time through 3D holographic sculptures, whereby lowering and maintaining sensory inputs. Harvey’s work is centred around the artist’s autobiographical neurodivergent experience. Exploring methods of futuristic stimming as tools for navigating sensory overload within our world.