b. 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts

Samnang Riebe is a Visual Artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born to an immigrant family, and who’s upbringing was split between the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia and the Greater Boston area, he utilizes a creative practice of painting and sculpture as a means for introspection and investigation of ritual, tradition, and expression to navigate the intergenerational complexities of community and identity in today’s America.

He earned a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010 and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015. He was awarded a Vermont Studio Fellowship in 2015. He has taught at many institutions in the Greater Boston area, including at Boston University’s School of Visual Arts and with the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Art & Design Department.