Carissa Samaniego is currently based in Colorado. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe, including the Kidwelley Industrial Musuem in Wales, Galerie Klatovy Klenova in the Czech Republic, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the U.S. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Natural History, CO; Josephine Sculpture Park, KY; and Stephens Point Sculpture Park, WI. In addition, she has produced collaborative commissions for Northern Spark, and Art Shanty Projects, both Minnesota-based arts organizations. She has recently received awards from Forecast Public Art, the McKnight Foundation, and International Sculpture Center.