b. 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts

Samnang Riebe is a Cambodian American Visual Artist who’s upbringing was split between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts.

Riebe received a B.F.A in Graphic from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010, and an M.F.A in 2D Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015.

He was awarded a Vermont Studio Fellowship in 2015 and is currently positioned as a Lecturer at Boston University’s School of Visual Arts and as a Senior Adjunct Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Art & Design Department, teaching Painting and Drawing.

While Riebe considers Painting to be his primary discipline, his formal artistic concerns also encompass sculpture and object-making, as evident in his most recent Skeleton Paintings. These three-dimensional paintings serve as abstracted representations of his Khmer and Buddhist upbringing, at play with and enmeshing ideas of place, landscape, and cultural color sensibilities.