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Winner of the Fall 2012 Competition


An exploration of the role of color in art.
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acrylic on canvas    29 X 40 in

artist statement

My goal is to create a space that encourages a dialogue between the viewer and my work. I look for this interaction, to be able to trigger a feeling, a thought or wonder.   Colors, textures, lines, shapes, and composition,  all work together expressing what one could find inside one’s mind, the definite as well as the uncertain.  

With every new piece, I build up a connection between myself and the painting that pushes me, sometimes, in unpredictable directions. In “Portrait of an Artist – Pichuco” the more I worked on it, the more I pushed its colors to emphasize the artist vibrant personality.


Claudia Samper was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds an Advanced Degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires and also studied graphic design, photography, and ceramics.  After being involved in the design field for many years her interest went beyond that into fine arts focusing on oil and acrylic painting.


Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC, March/April

Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas, NE – April

Reston Art Gallery, Reston, VA - June 2012

Reston Art Gallery, Reston VA - “Tribute to Tango” - Solo Show

September La Luna Gallery, Washington, DC - “Quadratic Formula” - June/July

Ben Shahn Galleries of William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ - “Viewpoints 2012” – March/April 2011

ArtSpace Gallery, Herndon, VA – “2011 Expressions-Portrait Exhibition”- November

Great Falls Library, Great Falls, VA - “Of Men and Women, Family and Friends…”, Solo Show – October

Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC - “Salon de Otono 2011” – September/October

Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC - “All Come in Color” – June/July

Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA – “Women Interpreting the Female Form” March/April

Hudson Gallery, Sylvania OH - “The WOW NOW Project” - March /April 2010

Art Space Gallery, Herndon, VA – “2010 Expressions-Portrait Exhibition” – October

The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL – “National Art Encounter 2010” - August/September

Divino Lounge, Bethesda, MD - “New Works” - Solo Show - July/August

Reston Art Gallery, Reston VA – “Inside-Out” - Solo Show – June 2009 - 2004

Reston Community Center, Reston VA - 2009

Great Falls Studios, Great Falls, VA - Studio Tour – 2006, 2007, 2009

Reston Art Gallery – Reston, VA - 2008

Great Falls Foundation for the Arts, Great Falls, VA – 2008 The Art League, Alexandria, VA - Juried Exhibition – 2004, 2006, 2007

Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD -Juried Exhibition- 2007 Gallery 10, Washington, DC – 2007

Historic Schoolhouse, Great Falls, VA - 2007 Great Falls Library, Great Falls, VA - 2006

Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun, VA - Ceramics Juried Exhibition - 2004


“Honorable Mention Award”, Expressions,  National juried exhibition. 2010

“Leadership Award”, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  2005

”Ranatra Fusca”, Creativity Award,  Odyssey of the Mind. 2002 and 2003


“International Contemporary Masters - Volume VI” - World Wide Art Books, International Contemporary masters, Volume VI. Santa Barbara, CA, 2012 – December 2012