Cherie Sampson has worked as an environmental performance, sculptor and video artist for over 25 years, exhibiting internationally in live performances, art-in-nature symposia and video/film screenings. She has received a number of fellowships including two Fulbright awards (1998 & 2011). Sampson is a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri and President of AiNIN.
I consider myself as a multifaceted artist. Well, I’m not a purist like those who use to work exclusively with natural materials - The term art itself comes from artificiality and allows whatever type of artistic expression. I use to integrate recycled materials in my works, giving them a new life this way, but always keeping the aesthetics in mind and avoiding a trash look.