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Sam Gordon Biography

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1973

Lives in New York City


1994Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; BFA, painting

One-Person Exhibitions

2012“Trompe L'Oeil,” Feature Inc., New York

2010Yitzhak Rabin Gallery, New York

2009“48 Hours in Miami,” Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2007Feature Inc., New York

2006“Sketchbooks 95–05 & Thoughtographs,” Feature Inc., New York

2005“The Twinkie Defense,” Ratio 3, San Francisco (brochure)

2003Feature Inc., New York

2001Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2000Feature Inc., New York

1999Feature Inc., New York

1997Feature Inc., New York

Two-Person Exhibitions

2013“Eve Fowler/Sam Gordon,” Printed Matter, New York

2012“Eve Fowler/Sam Gordon,” Station Gallery, USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013“Disc Storage (pink),” Institute for American Art, Portland, ME
“Please See American Objects,” The Apartment, Athens, Greece; curated by Eve Fowler
“Suddenness & Certainty,” Robert Miller Gallery, New York; curated by Robert Greene (with Eve Fowler)
“I want that inside me,” Feature Inc., New York
“Don’t Be a Ham!” Family Business, New York; curated by Ari Marcopoulos

2012“Punt,” Feature Inc., New York
“BGSQD Pop-Up Shop,” Strange Loop Gallery, New York
“Fuel for the Fire,” A Temporary Space, New York; organized by Dawn Kasper
“B-Out,” Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; curated by Scott Hug
“2HB: What We Make with Words,” Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
“My head is falling out so I’m standing on my stocmach,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA;
       curated by ACP
“In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955,” Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

2011“Marbled Reams,” Limoncello, London; Punctuation Programme organized by Tom Godfrey
“i am not monogamous, i heart poetry,” Feature Inc., New York

2010“In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955,” X-Initiative, New York
“They Knew What They Wanted,” Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, in collaboration with Fraenkel Gallery,
John Berggruen, and Ratio 3; curated by Shannon Ebner

2009“New Work New York,” Fortune Cookie Projects, Artspace @ Helutrans, Singapore
“Liberation upon Contact,” Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Another 24 Hours: Disorganized,” Museum 52, New York; curated by Jacob Robichaux
“Sam Gordon and Daphne Fitzpatrick,” curated by Eve Fowler, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
“Monitaur: 24 Hours in Aspen (The Lost Kinetic World: Volumes 1–12, 2005–2007),” Aspen Art Museum;
       curated by Matthew Thompson
edia Int'l Group, Foundation Barbin, New York; curated by Lucky DeBellevue
“Daniel Feinberg / SEMITES Magazine,” Exhibition, New York

2008“Unrelated,” Wilkinson Gallery, London, organized by Matthew Higgs
“A New High in Getting Low (NYC),” John Connelly Presents, New York
“Unfurnished Room,” Unit B, San Antonio, TX; curated by Jacob Robichaux
“Shit,” Feature Inc., New York
“Duck Soup,” La Galleria at La MaMa, New York; curated by Daphne Fitzpatrick

2007“NeoIntegrity,” Derek Eller, New York; curated by Keith Mayerson (catalogue)
“From Mind to Hand: Artists and Graphology,” Triple Base, San Francisco
“A New High In Getting Low,” Artnews Projects, Berlin; curated by John Connelly
“Alpha,” Ratio 3, San Francisco

2006“Bring the War Home,” QED Gallery, Los Angeles and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; curated by Drew Heitzler
“Cosmic Wonder Satellites & Shop,” Triple Base, San Francisco
“Cosmic Wonder,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“Parallel Visions II: Outsider and Insider Art Today,” Galerie St. Etienne, New York
“Representing the Self,” Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY; curated by Gwenn Mayers and
       Linda Horn

2005“Hibernation,” Silo, New York
“The sun rises in the evening.,” Feature Inc., New York
“Follow Me: A Fantasy,” Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; curated by Malik Gaines
“Capricorn-28,” Rocket Projects, Miami; curated by Jose Diaz
“Post Notes,” Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN;
curated by Adam Carr

2004“Editions Fawbush: A Selection,” Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
“Color Wheel Oblivion,” Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan; curated by Chris Perez (catalogue)
“Summer Solstice,” Ratio 3, San Francisco
“Lumpen Decadents,” Ingalls & Associates, Miami; curated by Gean Moreno

2003“Lumpenedlyness,” Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC; curated by Hudson
“Fright Wig,” Feature Inc., New York
“Reisefreiheit (Freedom to Travel): Neue Kunst in Hamburg,” Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg,(catalogue)
“Today’s Man,” John Connelly Presents, New York; Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo
“Kult 48 Klubhouse,” Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)
“The Outlaw Series,” TheOutlawSeries.com, curated by Lisa Kirk
“Living with Duchamp,” Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
“Now Playing,” D’Amelio Terras, New York; curated by Scott Hug
“Giverny,” Salon 94, New York
“Post-It,” Floating IP, Manchester, UK; curated by Adam Carr
“Paper Works,” Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago

2002“Alex Grey, Sam Gordon, Michael Lazarus,” M du B, F, H & g, Montreal
“K48-3 Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show,” John Connelly Presents, New York; curated by
       Scott Hug
“Paintings,” M du B, F, H & g, Montreal
“The Longest Winter,” Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL;
       curated by Gean Moreno (brochure)
“GtT2,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; curated by ANP (catalogue)
“Visiting Artist Biennial,” Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN (catalogue)

2001“Boomerang: Collector’s Choice,” Exit Art, New York; curated by Nancy Portnoy
“Not a. Lear,” Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York; Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston; curated by ANP
“Work: Shaker Design and Recent Art,” Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College,
       Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)

2000“Greater New York,” P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
“Grok Terence McKenna Dead,” Feature Inc., New York
“Juvenilia,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“Tradition and Innovation,” Pfizer Inc. International Headquarters, New York; curated by Elizabeth Urbanski
“Not a. Lear,” Torch, Amsterdam; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Art Process, Paris;
       curated by ANP
“Tracy Miller, Sam Gordon,” M du B, F, H & g, Montreal
“Not a. Lear,” Torch, Amsterdam; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Art Process, Paris; curated by ANP
“Drawings and Photographs” (benefit exhibition for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance
       Arts, Inc., New York), Matthew Marks, New York
“Snapshot,” Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; curated by Gary Sangster, Adam Lerner, and
       Sarah Vezina
“Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Greensboro, NC; curated by Ron Platt (catalogue)
“Paper Trail Pt. 2,” Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

1999“curious.parking @ stupendous.strawberry,” Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; curated by ANP
“Would have had.,” Cabinet Gallery, London
“Drawings,” Feature Inc., New York
“shoes, shoes, shoes,” TZ’Art & Co., New York; curated by Michèle Gerber Klein

1998“Yoyogaga,” Feature Inc., New York
“SCIENCE,” Feature Inc., New York
“WOp: works on/of paper,” ANP, Antwerp, Belgium

1997“La Tradicion: Performing Painting,” Exit Art, New York

Selected Bibliography

2013New American Paintings, Northeast Issue #104

2012Keegan, Matt, ed. = =, a limited-edition book published by MFC-Michèle Didier, Brussels
Quagliata, Gail Victoria Braddock. Review, Brooklyn Rail, June, 43  >link
Russeth, Andrew. “Magic Flying Carpets of the Berber Kingdom of Morocco Return to a New York Gallery,
       galleristny.com; 25 May  >link
Fowler, Eve. “Trompe l’Oeil: Sam Gordon” (interview), Bomblog, 1 May  >link

2010Osborne, Mike. “They Knew What They Wanted,” Art Lies, No. 67

2009This: A Collection of Artist’s Writings, edited by Susan Jennings
Hromack, Sarah. “Screenings: Sam Gordon’s The Lost Kinetic World,artinamericamagazine.com,
       1 June  >link
Killian, Kevin. “The Lost Kinetic World,” Open Space: The Blog of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;
       27 May  >link
Vogt, Erika. “Fruit Farm Film Festival,” Artforum, Top Ten, February (reproduction of artwork)

2008Perry, Colin. Review of “Unrelated,” Frieze.com, posted 24 July  >link
Rosenberg, Karen. “A New High in Getting Low,” New York Times, 17 March, E36

2007Artworks: The Progressive Collection, Distributed Art Publishers, New York; essays by Dan Cameron,
       Peter B. Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, and Toni Morrison
Cotter, Holland. New York Times, Listings: Last Chance, 30 March, E24
Cotter, Holland. Review of “NeoIntegrity,” New York Times, 9 August
McClemont, Doug. Review, Your Gallery daily magazine blog, Saatchi Gallery, London, posted 28 March  >link
Orden, Abraham. “The Minute,” Artnet.com, posted 5 April  >link
Interior Design, “Upate: February,” January, 36 (reproduction)

2006Batey, Eve. “Whoa, man! Cosmic Wonder Opens at YBCa,” Sfist.com, 18 July  >link (accessed 26 July, 2006)
Cotter, Holland. “Where the Focus is Sharp but the Categories Blurry” (review of “Bring the War Home”),
       New York Times, 16 August E1.
Smith, Roberta. Review of “Hibernation,” New York Times, 27 January, E33

2005Ammirati, Dominick. “Scene And Heard,” Artforum.com, 18 May
Hromack, Sarah, “The Twinkie Defense,” SFstation.com  >link (accessed 26 July, 2006)
Rosenberg, Karen. “The Muster,” New Yorker, Goings On About Town, 16 May, 32
Schwendener, Martha. “Painting the Town,” Time Out New York, 12–18 May

2004Bellini, Andrea and Sonia Campagnola, “I Nuovissimi Di New York,” Flash Art Italia, June/July, 88

2003Bollen, Christopher. Review, Time Out New York 11–18 September, 88
Cotter, Holland, “By and About Men and They’re Running With It,” New York Times, 8 August, E32
Cotter, Holland. Review, New York Times, 28 February, E45
Laster, Paul, “K48-3: Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show,” Time Out New York, 2–9 January
Reed, John, “Giverny,” Time Out New York, 24–31 August

2002Cotter, Holland. “The Heavenly Tree Grows Downward,” New York Times, 20 September
Joyner, Heather. “Fresh A.I.R.,” Metro Pulse, 23 January
Ocaña, Damarys. “Compelling Obsessions,” Miami Herald, 6 October, M:1, 3

2001Coles, Sadie. “Mario Testino’s Art Index,” Visionaire 11, May/June
Cotter, Holland. “Not a. Lear,” New York Times, 12 October, E37

2000Cotter, Holland. “New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways,” New York Times, 6 March, E:1, 5
Gopinath, Gabrielle. “Greater New York at P.S. 1,” ReviewNY.com (Review magazine), 1 May
Hong, Catherine. “United Artists,” Harper’s Bazaar, May, 132–133
Karlins, N. F. Drawing Notebook, artnet.com, 10 October (reproduction)  >link
Kino, Carol. “Surveying the Scene II: The Emergent Factor,” Art in America, July, 44–49

1999Cotter, Holland. “Changes Aside, Soho is Still Very Much Soho,” New York Times, 12 February,E:35, 37
Ivy, Angus. Review of “WOp,” Zingmagazine, Summer, 229–230
Popelier, Bert. “Jonge Amerikanen,” De Financieel Economische Tijd, 3 February, 12

1998Cotter, Holland. Review of “Yoyogaga,” New York Times, 20 November, E43

1997Levin, Kim. “Work in Progress,” Village Voice, 22 April, 50–51
Rubinstein, Ralph. “On Broadway: Studios Without Walls,” Art in America, June, 27

Residencies, Projects, Publications

2013Contemporary Dancing at NADA New York, 10 – 12 May 2013, organized by Sam Gordon and CAFÉ DANCER
“Upfront,” Feature Inc., New York (with Eve Fowler)
“How Things Are Made,” Spot Welders, New York; organized by Sam Gordon in collaboration with Maharam Digital
      Projects, Electronic Arts Intermix, and Sri Threads

2012Visiting Artist, Otis College of Art and Design, Graduate Program, Los Angeles
Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts, Valenica, CA
Keegan, Matt, ed. = =, a limited-edition book published by MFC-Michèle Didier, Brussels
Artist in Residence, Guesthaus, Los Angeles
Gordon, Sam. Recent Text, Vol. 2 (artist’s book)
Gordon, Sam. Sketchbooks, Screenings, and Paintings (artist’s book)

2011Gordon, Sam. 100 Whitman Photographs Compiled by Henry S. Saunders (artist's zine)
“Kagayake (drawing for Japan),” Canada, New York; 16 April

2010“Upfront,” Feature Inc., New York
Marbled Reams commission: Sketchbooks, 1995 – 2010, 500-page edit of 2500 pages scanned from 21 books;
“Sam Gordon & B. Wurtz,” North Drive Press #5  (interview)
“This Is a Performance,” curated by Sam Gordon, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles

2009“This Is a Test,” curated by Sam Gordon, ACP@X-Initiative, New York
“Painthings,” curated by Sam Gordon with Lecia Dole-Recio, Jake Ewert, and Jacob Robichaux,
      Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2007Gordon, Sam. Surface Incident  (artist’s book)
Visiting Faculty, “Works on Paper,” Spring Semester, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
      (class produced 3 issues of W.O.P. magazine)
Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproductions)
Artfancy, no. 1 (Fall–Winter), edited by Joshua Thorson (portfolio)

2006Gordon, Sam. Thoughtography, Vol. 2 (artist’s book)
Gordon, Sam. The Lost Kinetic World: Volume 1, DVD, 115 minutes (artist’s AV “magazine”)

2005Gordon, Sam. Thoughtography (artist’s book)
Visiting Artist/Critic, Graduate Seminar, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Visiting Artist, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Vice: The Photo Issue (reproduction)

2004Gordon, Sam. Giverny/Tennessee, Feature Inc., New York (artist’s book)
Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, European Honors Program, Rome

2003Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visiting Critic, School of Visual Arts, Photography Department, New York
K48-4: Kult 48, published by Scott Hug (centerfold)

2002K48-2: The Travel Issue, published by Scott Hug (reproduction)
Visiting Artist/Critic, School of Visual Arts, New York
Artist in Residence and Visiting Faculty, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2001Artist in Residence, Claude Monet Foundation, Giverny France; curated by the Art Production Fund, New York
“Off the Wall,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago; curated by Gregory Sandoval and Sam Gordon
Visiting Artist, Graduate Seminar, Art Center College of Design, Pasedena, CA
Untitled (Talisman), edition of 7, published by Editions Fawbush


2012“24 Hours in Los Angeles,” The Mandrake, Los Angeles, 29 & 30 March

2010The Lost Kinetic World: Volume 1, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, UK, 19 June

2008The Lost Kinetic World: Volume 1, ACP/Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, 31 May
The Lost Kinetic World: Volume 2, ACP/Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, 23 August
The Lost Kinetic World: Volumes 1–12, Fruit Farm Film Festival, McMinnville, OR, 15–17 August

2007One-day salon curated by Danny Kaplan, 16 September, New York

2006The Lost Kinetic World: Volume 1, Small A Projects, Portland, OR

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