Samara Shuter is a contemporary Canadian artist known for her striking paintings of men’s suits. Shuter’s large-scale paintings fuse stylized figurative work with intricately abstracted patterns. Attracted to symmetricality and elegance, Shuter identifies the suit as the most basic kind of uniform and explores its implications of male dominance and societal pressure in her work. Shuter is an untrained artist who began her career in the film industry. Her current work elaborates on the inherent drama evident in her paintings and displays the themes of nostalgia and life fighting death. Born in Montreal, Shuter now lives and works in Toronto and exhibits her work in Toronto, New York, and Miami.