Born in 1982, Samantha VanDeman grew up in Chicago. She studied fine arts at Columbia College Chicago, receiving a BFA in 2005. In 2009, she earned an MFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
Samantha has exhibited and published her work internationally. Her work has been exhibited at Photo Lux Festival, Lucca, Italy; CPW, Woodstock, NY; Wall Space Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Newspace, Portland, OR and Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Samantha has been published in Flash Forward, Shots Magazine and The Photo Review.