Sarah Samways is a mixed-race visual artist/writer who lives in Rhode Island.



Art House Co-Op

Ladydrawers, “Unladylike” Project, Summer 2011

Melissa Nichols’s Day By Day

“My Friends Do Drugs” Featured in The Gambler Magazine’s Powerballin’ Issue! 

Crosswalk Catwalk

The Lankville Daily News


Boston Hassle

Sad Asian Girls

Highlander Charter School   

On March 22nd, several years ago, I was born. This is the Attleboro Arts Museum’s 22nd year of doing this show. The first day of this show is March 22nd, 2018. #destiny :-)


Work published in “Like A Girl,” November 2017

ELO Exhibition Night: June 6, 2017; all artwork done by mentee Jolyn Garcia


“Note” published in Dusie Press’s Advent Calendar: December 24, 2016


Featured in Sad Asian Girls Club's anthology: Volume 1

June 2016: Featured in Sad Asian Girls Club’s anthology: Volume 1


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DAMSEL mini zines

DAMSEL mini zines: October 2015


infinite scroll

Stories featured in Issue #4 “Time & Money,” Infinite Scroll, 2015


Postcard for AS220 show, August 2015


Issue #9 of Basement Babes "Relationships" with matching t-shirt!

Issue #9 of Basement Babes “Relationships” with matching t-shirt!

First time in print, review of Brian 4 Ever in June 2015 issue #65 of Boston Compass

First time in print, review of Brian 4 Ever in June 2015 issue #65 of Boston Compass


Chaos at Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant, 2015

Chaos at Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant, 2015


  • March 22 – 25, 2018 – group exhibition: “Flower Show: Blast Off – Celestial Gardens,” Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
  • November 2017 – artwork and writing published in “Like A Girl” zine 
  • October 22 – November 19, 2017 (gallery opening October 26th) – group juried exhibition: “The Art of Darkness”, HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery, East Providence, RI
  • October 14, 2017 – Artist participant in Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival at the Alex & Ani Center, Downtown Providence, RI
  • September – December 2017 – AmeriCorps Teaching Artist for Providence CityArts! for Youth at Highlander Charter School, Providence, RI
  • December 2016 – June 2017 – Artist Mentor for Highlander Charter School’s ELO Program, Providence, RI
  • March 18, 2017 – group exhibition: RISD Project Open Door Alumni Exhibition, Providence, RI
  • December 2016 – published in Dusie Press’s Advent Calendar (Dusie.org)
  • June 2016 – published in Sad Asian Girls Club’s anthology: Volume 1
  • April 15 – May 16, 2016 – group exhibition: TIMBER!!! Non-Juried Art Show, Portsmouth Arts Guild, Portsmouth, RI
  • April 3 – May 3, 2016 – joint exhibition with photographer Eric Frazer: “Without a Face,” Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
  • March 24, 2016 – group salon: Roll Around in the Dirt with Me, Vernon St, Providence, RI
  • March 18, 2016 – group exhibition pop-up: Bad Art Show, Finlandia, Providence, RI
  • September 18 – October 1, 2015 – group exhibition: Magick’s Dark Sister: Act of the Occult, Gang Greenough Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
  • August 23, 2015 – performer (hippie occultist) for NecronomiCon Providence/Frank Difficult Presents film screening of “The Dunwich Horror”
  • August 2015 – solo exhibition: “Girl Talk” at Open Window Gallery, AS220, Providence, RI
  • August 2015 – “Condiment Horrors” + “I’m Making That Good Toilet Money” published in Infinite Scroll’s Issue #4 “Time and Money”
  • July 2015 – “Duck and Bunny” + illustration published in Basement Babes‘ Issue #9 “Relationships”
  • July 16 – August 20, 2015 – awarded full tuition scholarship via Frequency Writers to attend ‘Found Poetics’ course at 186 Carpenter St, Providence, RI
  • June 20, 2015 – photographer for 2nd Annual Seamz2BStreetz Flash Show, Boston Common, Boston, MA
  • March 7, 2015 – small performance in the “Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant: Auditions” by The Psychic Readings Company, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY (I was “The Maid”)

December 2014 – Annual Staff Art & Craft Exhibition 2014, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

2014 – live performance piece for the Providence Fringe Festival: “When Your Luck’s Run Out on You” w/Tim Aznavourian & Dorian King + video: “Death to Strawberry Moon” (featuring Adrienne Jones) at the Fluxus Funeral, 95 Empire, Providence, RI

2014 – photographer for Crosswalk Catwalk, Providence, RI

2014 – artisan/vendor at What Cheer Presents Providence’s Rock N’ Roll Yard Sale, Providence, RI

2014 – illustration “My Friends Do Drugs” is published in literary/art magazine, The Gambler

2014 – group exhibition: “Freedom of Fantasy: An International Fine Arts Exhibition,” West Park Gallery, West Park Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

2014 – group exhibition: “Nicolas Cage Art Show,” Balançoire, San Francisco, CA

2014 – group exhibition + live body painting: “Pancakes and Booze Art Show,” M1-5 Lounge, New York, NY

January 2014 – “Fancy Goldfish” drawing is used for Kickstarter project, Melissa Nichols’s Day By Day 

December 2013 to December 2014 (monthly) – artisan/vendor at 95 Empire’s NIGHTFLEA, Providence, RI

2013 – artisan/vendor at St. Joseph’s Church of the Good Shepherd’s Holiday Bazaar, Woonsocket, RI

2013 – group exhibition: “P.A.A.G.E.S Premier Event” at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, Pawtucket, RI

2013 – artisan/vendor at Pin Productions Music and Arts Festival, Woonsocket, RI

2013 – photographer for roaming flash-mob-styled street fashion show, “Crosswalk Catwalk”, Providence, RI

2011 – traveling group exhibition: “The Sketchbook Project: 2011 Tour” at the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

2011 – group project, zine “Unladylike” is published and presented on behalf of comics/feminist group Ladydrawers, spearheaded by Anne Elizabeth Moore

2011 – awarded Mary Louise Barna Memorial Scholarship and work/study, printmaking intensive at Ox-Bow School of Arts, Saugatuck, MI

2010 – group exhibition: “Dodeka” at Siagusa Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 – 2011 – accepted into, attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

2009 – solo exhibition: “Quiet Riot: New Works by Sarah Samways” at AS220 Youth Gallery, Providence, RI

2008 – 2009 – Gallery Assistant at AS220, Providence, RI

2008 – RISD/CE Certificate in Art School Preparation

2007 – received full tuition scholarship to RISD Pre-College Program, with a focus in traditional photography

2005 – 2008 – accepted into, attended Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Pawtucket, RI

Summers 2003 & 2004 – awarded scholarships to attend Johns Hopkins’ CTY Program at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

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