Combining elements of Eastern and Western art, culture, history, mythology, religion, science, and technology with personal narratives, WPA member artist Samantha Sethi, creates dynamic, highly-detailed paintings and drawings.  

Using techniques derived from the visual language of miniature paintings, Sethi’s work often pairs human and animal subjects in unnatural, fantastic landscapes.  Water is a recurring theme in Sethi’s work.  Her figures are often depicted playfully dancing or swimming among the painstakingly detailed patterning of the waves.   With reference to traditional mythological stories, Sethi’s art suggests narrative that reveals itself organically through her highly-stylized, personal visual language.

About Hothouse

Hothouse is a series of exhibitions, installations, and events organized by Washington Project for the Arts and takeplace in the Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge.  Created as a way to provide new opportunities for WPA member artists and forge new connections within DC’s creative communities, Hothouse presents member-initiated programming on a regular basis.

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July 10 – September 14, 2014


Capitol Skyline Hotel Lounge
10 I (Eye) Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

About the artist

Samantha Sethi was born in Ann Arbor, MI and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.  She is currently a MFA candidate at The George Washington University.  Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including recent shows at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery (Washington, DC), Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT), Superfine (Brooklyn, NY), and V2V (Ann Arbor, MI).  Sethi is a recipient of the Morris Louis Endowment Fellowship from The George Washington University.

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