Through my work, I excavate emotional landscapes. My studio practice is largely subtractive and shifts across printmaking, collage and installation. Current work explores longing and memory, focusing on preserving places of personal significance. Starting from a location of nostalgia, I map homesick spaces located someplace the real and imagined. The imagery is fragmented, layered, and collaged to create a misrepresentation of place which oscillates between memories and documented experiences.

Sammi McLean was born and raised in South Florida, recieveing her BFA from the University of South Florida with a concentration in printmaking. After completing a two-year Artist Residency teaching position at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, she is currently an MFA candidate (2017) at Florida Atlantic University. At FAU she was awarded the Lynn Travis Stender Women in the Visual Arts Scholarship, Rothenberger Fellowship, and studied abroad in Berlin, Germany.

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