Samnang Riebe

MFA ’15 Fine Arts 2D

Being of a place, being of a family, belonging to–– or conversely being ‘of-or-on the other side’, there is richly packed meaning within those ideas that I have found worth investigating through painting and object-making. With consideration of my own multi-racial identity, multi-cultural upbringing, and more broadly of the current times, the most recent ‘Skeletons” Series speaks to the frustrations, tensions, barriers, and conflict between us and those we love.

Samnang Riebe is a Cambodian American Visual Artist from Boston, Massachusetts. He received his MFA in 2D Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015. Riebe is a 2015 Vermont Studio Center Fellow. He currently teaches Drawing and Painting at UMass Lowell’s Department of Art & Design and Foundation Studies at Montserrat College of Art.