Samantha Sommariva, aka Misklectic, completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours, First Class), in 2016. Her multi-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, installation, lighting, and video, often combining multiple mediums to create immersive spaces. Misklectic’s artworks are haunting, intricate in form and rich in colour; encapsulating in its totality, the beauty, darkness and pathos of contemporary society and environmental topics of the moment.
Misklectic has received multiple nominations and awards, including: Bruny Island Art Prize, Finalist (2018), Digital Portrait Award, Finalist (2017), Burrinja Climate Change Biennale, Recipient of the Young Artist Award (2017), The Shirl National Youth Portrait Award, Award Recipient (2017) Studio Start-up Residency Program, Abbotsford Convent Foundation (2017), Creative Victoria Grant Recipient (2017), Hatched, National Graduate Show, Finalist (2016). She has also had works collected privately and commercially, including the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and Bega Valley Regional Gallery.