Sunday, August 11, 2019

Closing Reception and Poetry Reading for Triada Samaras: "Unbound Exhibition" in Paterson, New Jersey

Thank to all who came out for the closing reception of my "Unbound Exhibition" at the Paterson Museum today! I read my poems and as did Jonathan Handler, NYC Art Writer/Poet. A special thanks to my Kean University Colleague and fellow artist Raymond Horner Jr.. for videotaping the readings and talk!. And thanks to Jhoan Sebastian Tamayo Gaviria for the excellent and poetic photographs above and below! 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

My interview with Elena Maroulleti at Aktina FM

Today I had an interview with the marvelous Elena Marouletti from Aktina FM about my "Unbound" exhibition at the Paterson Museum.

The closing reception for my exhibition is in one week on August 11, 2019 from 1-4 PM.
there will be a poetry reading with poems by myself and NYC writer/poet Pratt Professor Jonathan Goodman at 2 PM.
All are welcome!

For many years, Elena has created and produced a bi-lingual greek/Greek America Station that is such a valuable resource for the NYC community and beyond!
I can not say how many times I have listed in to Aktina FM and how much it has guided me, particularly during stressful moments in my NYC life.
My interview with Elena Marouletti has been archived and one can listen in for the next week.
Click on "Archives"
Click on: "Sunday's Program"
I went on at 3:10 PM

Triada Samaras at Paterson Museum by Jonathan Goodman at Tussle Magazine

My work is being featured at Tussle Magazine in an article by NYC poet, writer, and Pratt Professor Jonathan Goodman.
Jonathan has written some lovely words about my work.

Thank you Jonathan!

Friday, August 2, 2019

My Photograph for Greece 2012: Enoikiazetai Poleitai For Rent For Sale at Dab Art

I am happy to say that my art is featured at Dab Art here:

This is an incredibly meaningful photograph I took of my Greek family in Athens at the dinner table.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Closing Reception/Poetry reading for Unbound Exhibition at Paterson Museum!

There will be closing reception for my "Unbound Exhibition" on Sunday August 11 from 1-4 PM at the Paterson Museum.
Poetry readings at 2 PM. I will be reading my work together with Jonathan Goodman Poet/Art writer. 

All are welcome!

For more information write to me at

Sunday, July 28, 2019

New work

This is a small Ampersand Clayboard I am working on.  I am etching into it (for now at least)  It is called "Bound White House" and is 4 x 6 inches.  I am combining my on-going obsession with both my inner and the outer worlds and the icon of 'hone'  in this piece.  

Monday, July 15, 2019

En Pleine Air Paintings in Maine Triada Samaras

I have never tried En Pleine Air Paintings before.  This week all that changed.  I took my art materials outdoors and tried it in two locations:  Portland Headlight and Eastern Promenade.  It was actually sheer bliss to go outdoors with my art materials. I will be doing more of this in the very near future!

En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]French for outdoors, or plein air painting) is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look.

Above:  Portland Headlight
8" x 10"
Acrylic on Wood
Triada Samaras 2019

Above:  Eastern Promenade
4" x 6"
Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Paper
Triada Samaras 2019

In contrast the painting below of my son Leo walking in the Maine woods was done in my studio from a photo.  The difference is the amount of imagination I allow myself  with the light and colors in the studio.  In en pleine air painting I follow what I see outdoors with my naked eyes.  In the studio I let my imagination take over sometimes completely sometimes.  In fact, many times!

Above:  Leo 
12" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
Triada Samaras 2019

Triada Samaras Unbound Exhibition at Paterson Museum featured in Tussle Magazine

I am happy to be featured in Tussle Magazine this month.  Thanks to Jonathan Goodman for the impressive art writing!
See this LINK:

Standing in front of my painting with Raymond Horner Jr. (currently on exhibit at Paterson Museum). "Revolution". Oil on Canvas. 51" x 68" Triada Samaras 2017.

Standing with Myra Winter in front of my painting (currently on exhibit at Paterson Museum). "Moving On". Ink on Paper. 35" x 23" 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Dates for my "Unbound" Exhibition at the Paterson Museum!

My art exhibition: Unbound has New Dates at the Paterson Museum!  See below:

Far above:
Triada Samaras
Unbound, 2018
Oil and Oilstick on Canvas
39 x 48 inches

Triada Samaras
Brain on Fire 2, 2017
Pen on Paper
11 x 14 inches


Bruce Balistrieri, Curator
The Paterson Museum
2 Market Street
Paterson, New Jersey  07501
Phone: 973.321.1260
Fax: 973.881.3435

Art Work by Triada Samaras

Paterson, NJ, June 7, 2019The Paterson Museum is proud to present an exhibition titled, Unbound: Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures by Triada Samaras.  The exhibition will be on display from Sunday, June 23, through Sunday, August 11.  There will be an artist reception held on Sunday, June 30, from 1-4pm.  On Sunday, August 11 there will be a closing reception from 1-4 PM and a poetry reading at 2 PM.

The exhibition “Unbound”features recent works by Triada Samaras who is a Paterson Public Schools Art Professor in Residence for William Paterson University/WP.  Ms. Samaras is also Adjunct Professor of Art Education at WP and Adjunct Professor of Art at Kean University.

Triada Samaras is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and venues. Samaras is a New England born, Greek-American who has family members living on both sides of the Atlantic.  She has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York for many years.  For over 15 years, Samaras has been exploring the themes of identity, body, house/home, voice, and geography in her work, often in art activist contexts.  The exhibition “Unbound”features similar themes as well.  However, in this body of art work,  Samaras creates from a far more personal vantage point, finding additional inspiration in her poetry.

Ms. Samaras stated in a recent interview “My artwork is often autobiographical.  Through familiar representations such as house, home, and the body I explore my human feelings, thoughts, memories, perceptions, and experiences.  I also utilize words to infuse these icons with added meaning. But the icons and the words are almost always metaphors.  “Unbound” refers to the liberation I experience in the creative process, as well as to the names of specific artworks in this show. To me the word, “Unbound” conjures up powerful images including: Abolition, deliverance, democracy, emancipation, salvation, freeing, liberty, release, setting free, unchaining and unshackling. I have learned over time to release these emotional forces as an artist to a greater realm, one that is imaginary and mysterious and even more powerful.  Using artmaking I enjoy being catapulted beyond what I know and transformed.  Art can set me free.”

The Paterson Museum is located on the corners of Market and Spruce Streets in the heart of the Great Falls/S.U.M Historic District.  Visiting hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 to 4:00 and Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 4:30. A two-dollar donation for adults is appreciated.  For information and directions call the Museum at 973-321-1260.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Press Releases Feb 2019

Triada Samaras Digital Photo- Greece 2012- Enoikiazetai  Poleitai For Rent For Sale copy.jpg

This photograph of mine taken in Athens is featured at Dab Art
In an exhibition highlighting immigration.

Quarterly Exhibition & Publication January 1 - March 31, 2019

In addition:
A drawing and text of mine is featured in:
Collaborative Book Project:  
Altered Books:  H.W. Janson’s History of Art by Women Only

Hand Me Down Triada Samaras Drawing 2019.jpg


New Poems

I just came across this and quite like it after some time has passed.

Fall 2015

The 5 or 6 P’s 

Piss Poor Progress
Places a Premium on

Not Perfection.

On Passion, Perseverance, and
Pedagogy developed in
lieu of Probable Possibility.

Parties with Pot and Pinot Grigio and
Plays with Prozac,
Promoting Plump Particles of Pride
And Pleasing the Public

Puts Power over Paradox 
and Priviledge over

Progress might Placate
but Perfection will Polarize

The Precarious Prevalence of Primitive Panaceas.

Fall 2015
c. Triada Samaras