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Sam received a BA from Hampshire College, an MFA from the University of Washington and studied at the New York Studio School in Italy and NYC. He also studied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at CUNY. He has a published book of drawings and a published engineering paper and has a record of solo and group art exhibitions nationally. He also has college level
art and math teaching experience.
The Aztec Empire Exhibition in 2005 at the Guggenheim in
NYC was his introduction to Mesoamerican art. Since then
he has made various trips to Mexico where he has visited the
archeological sites of Monte Alban near the city of Oaxaca
and Teotihuacan near Mexico City.
Sam leverages his extensive knowledge of art including various scholarships, awards and travel grants including studying from Lascaux cave paintings in France, Etruscan Tomb art in Italy, Piero Della Francesca and Renaissance fresco painting in Italy, Incan culture at Machu Picchu, Peru and year long copy projects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He has also worked in museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art installing and managing collections and exhibitions.
Sam cut his teeth drawing and painting from the figure and landscape painting, including a trip painting landscapes driving across the USA. He currently is working on an ink drawing project, producing music and an interdisciplinary approach to mathematics and studio art. He lives in Marina, CA with his partner and 1 1/2 year old daughter.
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