Samantha Fields holds a BFA (1995) from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA (1998) from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is a Professor of Art at California State University, Northridge. Notable awards include the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Grant and The College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship. Museum collections include The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Crocker Art Museum, and The Cranbrook Art Museum. She is represented by Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, California.