Joan Samuels was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She won scholarships to St. John's University and the Albert Pels School of Fine Art. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Joan served as Artist-in-Residence at the historic Henry Street Settlement.
Artist's Statement Creativity is a gift, a divine bond with the essence of life and motion. The bond between artists transcends whatever shape or form the expression embodies whether music, dance, painting, sculpture—the language of art is international…universal. African-Caribbean art, with its own unique rhythm and depth, reverberates a powerful message, a range of emotion from a people who hold fast to beauty, strength and dignity against all odds.
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Joan Samuels is a former member of Fulton Art Fair, established in 1958. The Fulton Art Fair (FAF) annually exhibits the finest visual art of both renowned and emerging artists from the US, Africa and the Caribbean.