Samantha Bittman: Prismatic
Samantha Bittman was born in 1982, in Chicago and she lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Bittman also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011.
Bittman’s practice developed from her fascination with weaving and the instinctive relationship between pictorial image and woven structure. Bound by the physical parameters of her 12-harness floor loom, she weaves, by hand, a graphically driven pattern, which is then stretched over a traditional wooden frame before having… More
Ronchini is proud to present our second solo exhibition of all new works by the American artist Samantha Bittman. The exhibition features 13 new wall based works which are made in Bittman’s signature style, a brilliant amalgamation of weaving and painting.
With an interest in Op art and the prism, the textile patterning of Bittman’s work is physically bound by the parameters of the 12- harness floor loom, yet she overcomes the limits of the apparatus by conjoining multiple media in a unified work. Taking inspiration from painters such as Agnes Martin, Bridget Riley, Frank Stella, and Sol Lewitt, as well as the fibre artists such as Sheila Hicks and Anni Albers, Bittman’s works create visual phenomena, by using basic shapes, symmetrical layouts, and pared down colour pallets.