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Sam Moyer is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2005 and her Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2007.

Moyer’s first solo exhibition was in 2008 at Cleopatra’s Gallery in Brooklyn, and it included work that incorporated moving blankets stretched like paintings onto stretcher bars. Following a residency in Switzerland, Moyer’s focus shifted to “poetics in the found object,” and she began making book sculptures. This then transitioned into working with fabric distorted with dye and bleach as well as stone sourced from local marble yards and warehouses.

Moyer’s practice has evolved from its more conceptual and process-based origins to address formal and theoretical issues regarding the construct of painting. In all her production, issues of scale and space are critical, and Moyer is particularly interested in the way architecture functions in tandem with her objects to create dynamic visual experiences. Uniting found textures and object in innovative ways, Moyer manipulates them into beautifully abstract formal works that provoke a new, expanded artistic vocabulary.

Sam Moyer’s works are included in prominent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA. Moyer has exhibited her work at The Drawing Center, New York; The Bass Museum, Miami, FL; University of Albany Art Museum, New York; The Public Art Fund, New York; White Flag Projects and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; LAND, Los Angeles; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; and Société, Berlin. Moyer has participated in important group exhibitions including, “Inherent Structure,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; “Painting/Object,” The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; "Greater New York" and “Between Spaces” at PS1 Contemporary Art Center

Born in 1983 Chicago, IL. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2007                        
MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2005                        
BFA, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington D.C.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019                         
Flowers, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA 

2018                         
Sam Moyer: Many Moons, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2017                         
WIDE WAKE, Sean Kelly, New York, NY
Brick Window, 56 Henry Gallery, New York, NY
MGM, JOAN Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2016                         
Souper Moon, Evening Hours, New York, NY

2015                         
Slowly, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2014                         
More Weight, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2013                         
Sam Moyer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

2012                         
Slack Tide, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2011                          
Washed Up and Bleached Out, with Jess Fuller, Galerie Tom Christofferson, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010                         
Ghost Tide, Société, Berlin, Germany
Shapeshifters, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2009                        
In the Offing, Société, Berlin, Germany

2008                        
Night Moves, Cleopatra’s, Brookly, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHBITIONS

2020
2-person exhibition with Eddie Martinez, Ratio 3, San Francisco (forthcoming)

2019
Glass Age, Helena Anrather, New York, NY
Hiato, SIM Galeria São Paulo, Brazil
Summer project at Knokke, Organized by Rodolphe Janssen, Cap Horn, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2018                        
Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Gladstone, New York, NY
Davide Balula, Kendell Geers, Thomas Lerooy, Sam Moyer, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
EDIFICE, COMPLEX, VISIONARY, STRUCTURE, Sean Kelly, NY
Inherent Structure, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Painting/Object: Sarah Crowner, N. Dash, Sam Moyer, Julia Rommel, Erin Shirreff, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Relics: Nikita Gale, Tony Matelli, Sam Moyer, Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, France
The Surface of The East Coast: Différance, Ceysson & Benetiere, New York, NY

2017
Crooked Bazaar, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Ruins, American University, Washington, D.C. Selected, Sean Kelly, New York, NY
Selected, Sean Kelly, New York, NY                      

2016
Gallery Artist Group Show, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Good Dreams, Bad Dreams - American Mythologies, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
Puff Pieces, curated by Feelings, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2015                         
A Peg to Hang It On, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MI
ASSISTED, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Freedom Culture, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Object Painting – Painting Object, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, UK
Space and Matter, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

2014                         
Blackout, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
De Generation of Painting, Fondazione 107, Torino, Italy
East Side to the West Side, Brennan & Griffin, James Fuentes, Rachel Uffner, FLAG Art
Foundation, New York, NY
MAXIMALISM, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
NEXT, Arsenal Contemporary Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Painting Made Different: Fabian Marcaccio, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue 1960-2014, University of Michigan
Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez, sophiajacob, Baltimore, MD
tc: temporary contemporary, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington Street, New York, NY 
Thread Lines, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
t,o,u,c,h,i,n,g, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY

2013                         
abstract thinking - using a hammer and sea-staring is OK, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway Contemporary Future, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Culm, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Double Hamburger Deluxe, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
Equilibrium, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK
Garage Show, JTT and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Jew York, UNTITLED and Zach Feuer, New York, NY
Jürgen Drescher & Sam Moyer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
LAT. 41° 7’ N., LONG. 72° 19’ W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY
Midori Mambo Black Russian, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
One From None, Autocenter Space For Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Painting in Place, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Phantom Sun, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France
Static & Scrim, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Tactility, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Magnificent Obsession, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto,
Rovereto, Italy 
Where Did She Go?, Stockholm Music & Arts Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
Work, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
XSTRACTION, The Hole, New York, NY 

2012                         
Dark Garnaal, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Summer Project, Villa Knokke, Knokke Heist, Belgium
Home Again, Again, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Interruption, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Material Occupation, University of Albany Art Museum, Albany, New York, NY
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY
Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ  
The Space in Between, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2011                          
Back Room, Untitled, New York, NY 
BNA: From Brooklyn to Nashville, ZieherSmith Pop-up Gallery, Nashville, TN 
Domestic Goods, curated by Ryan Wallace, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Exhibition of work from the Permanent Collection, MAGA Museum, Gallarate, Italy
I don’t know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow, will 
return with more info shortly..., IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indeterminate Activity, Nicelle Beauchene, New York, NY
Intersection of Commercial St, Franklin Ave and Dupont St, Brooklyn, NY 
New Perspectives, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
One Dozen Paintings, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Street Trash, organized by James Campbell, Sadie Laska, and Virginia Overton, The Hole, New York, NY
The Idea of the Thing That It Isn’t, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY

2010                         
/(Lean), Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Big Apple, Clifton/Benevento Gallery, New York, NY 
Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1, Queens, NY 
Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Skins, OHWOW, Miami, FL
Total Recall, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Transfer Function, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY

2009                        
Between Spaces, MoMA P.S.1, Queens, NY 
Between the Lip and the Cup, V&A Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Queens, The Hjotnal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Front Room Gallery, St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
Gruppenausstellung, Auto Center, Berlin, Germany
If the Dogs are Barking, Artists Space, New York, NY
The Longest Train I Ever Saw, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2008                        
Bring Me Back a T-Shirt, V&A Gallery, New York, NY 
Dark Fair, Picture Box Inc., Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Glass Houses, Werkstatte Gallery, New York, NY
Milwaukee International, ZieherSmith Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 
This is Boston Not L.A., Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

2007                        
Alumni Juried Exhibition, Recent Graduates: 2002–2006, Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C.
Coercive Atmospherics, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fractured in Aspect, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Inside/Outside, G.A.S.P., Boston, MA
Sculpture Thesis Exhibition, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2006                        
Banal Aesthetics, Gotov Gallery, CSU Long Beach, CA
Notes From the Underground: What’s Up With Yale, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Under the Fort, Rhyz Gallery, Boston, MA

2005                        
Nocturnal Emissions, Curator’s Office, Washington, D.C.
Thesis Show, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2004                        
Juried Undergraduate Sculpture Show, Cubicle 10, Baltimore, Maryland
Lovers and Thieves, NYSP, New York

SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2016                         
Fishers Hinge, The Light House Works, Fishers Island, NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
Espacio 1414 | The Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York