Samila Sosic, MFA

Artist, Teaching Artist


Contact: Samila Sosic
Phone: (814) 558-5051
10 Van Tassel Way
Bradford, PA 16701

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Teaching Artist

Artist Statement

Drawing, Painting, Mural Painting, Teaching Art.


Samila is Bosnian native, who moved to New York City in 1992 after graduating with a BS in Architecture from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2005, she enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. After obtaining a BA degree in 2011, she continued her art education at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. In 2014, Samila got her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art and secured the position of Professor at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.


2015     Women in The Arts, Orland ,FL, Winner of 2015 painting competition

2011     University of Pittsburgh , University Scholar Award

2010     University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Outstanding Achievement Student Award in Division of Art and Communication

2010     University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Member

2008     University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Lang Creative Art Award

Solo Exhibitions

2019    Between  the Mind and Lines, Ellicottville, NY

2018    Birds Series, Crary Gallery, Warren, PA

2017    Birds Series, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA

2016    Cattaraugus County Council on Art, Allegheny, NY 

2016    Plein Air Paintings, Belmont, NY

2016    Plein Air Paintings, Cuba, NY

2016    Hues of Nature, Allegheny, NY

2015    Landscape in Oils, Memorial Library, Ellicottville, NY

2011    Timbre of My Life, Blaisdell Art Gallery, Bradford, PA

Group Exhibitions

2019     American Embassy, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

2017     Faculty Exhibition, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA

2016     Lynn Hall Pa Wilds Co-Op Group, PA

2016     Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY

2016     Arnot Museum of Art, Elmira NY

2016     KOA Gallery-University of Pittsburgh- PA Wilds Organization, Bradford PA

2016     Oil Museum Bradford, PA

2016      The Fountain Art Center, Belmont, NY

2015     Crary Gallery, Warren, PA

2015     Winter Art Show, Ellicottville, NY

2015     KOA Gallery- University of Pittsburgh Faculty exhibition, Bradford PA

2015     Art at the Depot Spring Show, Kane, PA

2015     Brooklyn Public Library, Sketchbook Project  Permanent Collection, NY

2015     Genius of the Woman, Orlando, FL

2015      Art in the Wilds , Kane, PA

2015      Art in The Park, Olean, NY

2014      Artist Table Online Landscape Show

2014      Wright Gallery, Bradford, PA

2011      Heritage Museum, Smethport, PA

'06-'10   Annual Student Exhibition, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA

Professional Experience

Large size mural painting at Public library in Mt. Jewett, PA (2018)

Large sizes murals painting at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA (2014-2018)

Juror at Art in the Wild, Kane, PA

Curator of exhibition of PA Wilds at Lynn Hall, Port Allegheny, PA

Artist in Residence at Crary Gallery, Warren, PA (2016-2020)

Juror at Art in The Park, Olean, NY

Curator of exhibition at Oil Museum in Bradford, PA

Curator of exhibition of PA Wilds Artists at University of Pittsburgh, Bradford PA

Instructor of Drawing and Painting at Art Center, Bradford, PA

Instructor of Drawing, Bradford Area School District -Adult Classes

Professor of Studio Art, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA


Pa Wild Exhibition

Pa Wild Exhibition

Crary Art Gallery

Crary Art Gallery

Mural in Mt. Jewett

Mural in Mt. Jewett

Grandpas Farm

Grandpas Farm

IMG 1979

IMG 1979

Mural 2017

Mural 2017



painting mural samila

painting mural samila

pitt capstone

pitt capstone

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