Marja Samsom’s ‘Diary of a Forgotten Actress 1972-1979’ is now available
In the early 70’s after attending the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Marja embarked on a career as an artist, focusing on conceptual and performance art, showing her work at the Riekje Swart Gallery, Performance Art Center De Appel and Centraal Museum Utrecht.
Amsterdam offered a vibrant society of painters, musicians and filmmakers. Like many artists at the time she traveled around Europe, checking in at current art fairs and igniting friendships with likeminded souls for mutual inspiration. One of these friendships brought Marja to the United States, first in 1973 to Los Angeles and later in 1975 for a group show at the Fine Arts Building in NYC. Marja eventually decided to stay in New York City in 1980, starting a whole new chapter…’The Kitchen Club’