Sam Noel is a fibers artist living and working in Portland, OR. Originally from Texas, she
received her BFA at the University of North Texas and her MFA at Oregon College of Art and Craft
in 2019. She’s had both juried group shows and solo shows throughout Texas, Oregon, and Florida
and is a published writer. Her work acts as a glimpse into the life of a fat, female artist in
today’s society. She explores themes of body image, fat culture, identity, nature, adolescence, reclaimed materials, female form, and poetry. She is inspired by the act of noticing and asking questions.