SAM FRIEDMAN

Untitled, 2016 Acrylic and vinyl paints, silkscreen ink, and acrylic spray paint on primed Stonehenge paper; white frame and mat 54.5 x 37.75 inches 

Untitled, 2016
Acrylic and vinyl paints, silkscreen ink, and acrylic spray paint on primed Stonehenge paper; white frame and mat
54.5 x 37.75 inches 

SAM FRIEDMAN

Sam Friedman moves between representational and abstract depictions with seeming ease and spontaneity. A pivotal moment in the artist’s work stems from his experience of walking towards the sunset during an oncoming storm. This personal encounter of induced visual clarity prompted the artist to create his ‘beach paintings’, which have become a hallmark of his work. Friedman is interested in an exploration that breaks down and rebuilds natural landscapes, which he achieves through his use of line, pattern, texture, and bright color. After graduating from commercial art studies at The Pratt Institute, Friedman worked with clients such as Nike and The New York Times and spent his free time painting. He eventually moved on to work for other artists, and spent four years as an assistant to KAWS; this hunger to learn from the best has given him many tools, techniques and materials that he has kept with him as he has made a name for himself. Friedman’s works vary in size - from giant to 12x12 in. - with the smaller often working together to create a larger composition. He is an artist who paints intuitively and is known to work in black and white during difficult times, though vivid colors are most often his mood and palette of choice. 

Sam Friedman’s works have been exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries across the US, and has painted murals in Detroit and Brooklyn.

B. 1984, Oneonta, New York; based in Beacon New York

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Summer Breaks – Joshua Liner Gallery | New York, USA

2016
Library Street Collective Presents: - Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA

2015
Major Work – Chandran Gallery (curated by Andrew Schoultz) | San Francisco, USA

2014
Miami Project Art Fair – Joshua Liner Gallery | Miami, USA
Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist – Joshua Liner Gallery | New York, USA
Summer Mixer Group Exhibition – Joshua Liner Gallery | New York, USA
Exhibit Z – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA
The Invasion – National Arts Club (curated by Kelsey Bennett, Joshua Hubbard & Lele Saveri) | New York, USA

2013
Out With the Old – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA
July Group Show – Guerrero Gallery | San Francisco, USA

2009
Be Here Now – Canvas Gallery |Los Angeles, USA

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

WATERMELONS – Joshua Liner Gallery | New York, USA

Sam Friedman: Love Songs – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA

2016

From the Cradle to the Grave – Joshua Liner Gallery | New York, USA

2015

Collages – Chandran Gallery | San Francisco, USA

Happy Place – Joshua Liner Gallery | New York, USA

2014

EASY – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA

2013

BEACH – Space 1026 | Philadelphia, USA

2012

Territories Unexplored – Nuartlink Gallery | Norwalk, USA