Degrees and Credentials
M.F.A. Drawing and Painting, Academy of Art University-San Francisco 2014
B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 2011
B.S. Architecture/ Engineering , University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1991
Samila is a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina and moved to the United States in 1992. In addition to her Director of Study Abroad and International Services position, she also serves as adjunct professor of Art at Pitt-Bradford. As a Fine Artist, Samila has used her cultural immersions throughout her artistic career in both a private and academic setting. Her belief is that lifelong learning and traveling is the true way to enrich one's life.
While my work is rooted in realism, I am always up for a challenge. The modern impressionistic approach is visible in many of my plain-air, as well as some of my portrait paintings. My interest lies in different painting styles and subject matters.
Courses taught: Drawing, Painting, Mural Design, and Contemporary Portraiture