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Samantha Caldera is a visual artist, her passion lies in fantasy storytelling through various art mediums. She uses her experiences and hardship navigating life as a Mexican-American growing up in Chicago to inform her work. Creating new realities through fiction was very necessary for her as a child and continues to be her passion, comfort, and pride. She enjoys the freeness to explore her mind and create stories using art, her stories address hard topics in a fun and creative way.

Through her art she hopes to represent marginalized groups and connect with audiences while creating conversations around important problems in the changing world.



2023    Group Exhibition, Home is a Teddy Bear, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2023    Group Exhibition, Terrain Biennial, Space of Symbiosis, Chicago, IL

2023    Group Exhibition, Spring Showcase, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL (curated by Red Line Service)

2021    Group Exhibition, March of Mini’s, Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL


Administrative Event and Artistic Support, Red Line Service Institute

January 2023 - Now​

Bricolage Art Intern , Green Star Movement 

February 2024 - May 2024

Cartoonist, New Heights Educational Group

July 2021 - September 2022​

Seller, Etsy

July 2020 - Now​


2023    Buddy’s, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2022    ShopColumbia, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Conventions and Art Festivals

2023    Sundays on State, Pocket Con

2022    Con on the Cob, Twin Cities Con, Anime Zap!, Hall of Heroes, Inkfest

2021    Con + Alt + Delete


Risograph Residency by Artefactos Limon LLC



Best Illustrator Nomination Columbia College Chicago


Dean’s List all semesters at Columbia College Chicago


Political Cartoon Contest Honorable Mention $200 award Columbia College Chicago

About/Contact: About Me
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