Dmitry Samarov was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in 1978. He earned his BFA in painting and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993 and began driving a cab that same year. His work has been shown at the Chicago Tourism Center, the Merchandise Mart, the Bowery Gallery, and Brandeis University. Samarov is the creator of the blog Hack, stories from which have been featured in the Chicago Reader and elsewhere.
In the video clip below, Dmitry Samarov talks about writing Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab.