In 2009–10, Sam Jury was artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and in 2011, she was the Ruth Ann Perlmutter Resident Artist at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. She has lived and worked in both the USA and Middle East, and has exhibited internationally with solo shows in London and New York, and group shows in China, across Europe, and in the United States, including the video installation Forever is Never shown at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in 2010. In 2012, her interest in how humanity adapts to extreme environments took her to the western Sahara, where she began a series of short films about the lives of the Sahrawi refugees, a project that coincided with her solo show of video installations Coerced Nature at the Rose Art Museum in 2013.
Jury graduated with an M.F.A. in painting from Cornell in 1998, followed by a two-year fellowship in print and digital media at the Royal Academy Schools–London. She is represented by Stephen Haller Gallery in New York City.