Samantha Fried was born in Santa Monica, California. She is a third generation artist in her family. Samantha has a well-rounded education. In 2006, she graduated Magna cum Laude from California Lutheran University with a B.A. in Art, emphasis in Design. In 2011, she earned her M.F.A. in Figure Painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Post graduation, she continued learning from living master, Jeremy Lipking, for four years.
On July 27, 2017, her world was upended by the most difficult and rewarding event in her life – she became a mother. With lots of work, Samantha Fried has found a balance of her artist identity with her motherhood identity.
Samantha is an observant, reliable, and sensitive artist who is willing to stretch her boundaries as well as give back to the art community. As a female artist and stay-at-home mother, Samantha is to looking for ways to propel her career, gain more visibility as a fine artist, and open doors to create connections within the academic world.