Sam Heydt is a social practice and new media artist born/raised in NYC. She has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Sydney, Udaipur and Vienna. After completing her studies at Parsons School of Design (as well as Cooper Union, Universidad de Buenos Aires, La Sorbonne and the Universiteit van Amsterdam), she founded Jane Street Studio, L.L.C.. Since this entrepreneurial undertaking, she has attended artist residencies in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand; and, she has undertaken a range of altruistic, non-profit work for developing countries. As a fine art photographer, Heydt has exhibited in a constellation of galleries and museums throughout the world; and, her photography is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim and, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Heydt’s work speaks to the disenchantment of the social psyche at the hands of the media and the desolation of the natural world.