Sam Ross is a visual artist who uses photography, video, and interactive installation to explore and create interconnecting narratives based on stranger's, friend's, and her own experiences. She received her BFA from Winthrop University in 2020, and she is based out of South Carolina. Her inspiration stems from the small, close-knit community of Chesterfield, South Carolina, where she was born and raised. Ross creates connections with others through her work. With her subjects, she examines family histories, intimate relationships, and the psychology behind how people think. In 2018, she received the Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Award (GSAITPEA) to study abroad for a semester at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand. Ross has also received the Walden Merit Award (2019) and the Martyka Merit Award (2020) in Winthrop University Galleries’ Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. She is now working alongside her family at their small business while creating art in her free time.