Samantha Rausch

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Logan 218 | FXK Theater

Samantha Rausch is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary visual and theatre artist. Her artwork explores and examines how we engage with time, space, and relationships. Rausch’s art practice revolves around creating narrative-based immersive environments through the means sculpture, painting, public art, performance art, scenic design, props, and puppets design.

Rausch is an ensemble member at Eclipse Theatre and Facility Theatre. She has collaborated with a number of Chicago theatre companies including A Red Orchid Theater, Factory Theatre, Redmoon Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, and more. Rausch has also been nominated for the 2019 Non-Equity Jeff Award in Scenic Design for her work on "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" with the Eclipse Theatre Company. Currently, Rausch is the North Theatre Manager of the FXK Theater and Bartlett Hall Dance Studio at the University of Chicago and where she welcomes all students to explore their arts discipline in these incubator spaces.

Rausch’s artwork has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Science and Industry, and in many national galleries predominantly along the East Coast & Midwest. Rausch received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BFA & BA in Art History from the University of South Florida. Rausch's commitment to transforming public spaces has led to being a grant and fellowship recipient from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Chicago Sculpture International, Chicago Parks District for public artwork. She participates in residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm, Windy Mowing Mills. Rausch's online portfolio can be found at