Joel Sampson received an M.A. From The Ohio State University and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Dayton. He previously worked as a professor, commercial photographer, magazine and technical writer and musician. His current work is new media which combines visual art with electronics, often incorporating musical elements and whimsy - Sound Art. He also uses technology to create Light and LED Art.
Sampson has exhibited extensively in Texas and the Southwest, including exhibitions curated and juried by curators from the Whitney Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. His art is in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum, the Illinois State Museum and several corporate and private collections.
Art Exhibits and News
Fun! Loud! Joel Sampson engineers elaborate kinetic sculptures. The sculptural design of the machines is influenced by geometric abstraction and industrial art between the wars. - Glasstire, This week's Top Events, July 18, 2013.
Pipe Dream (shown to the left) is a new media Sound Art piece. I call the series Kinetic Percussion. I'm working on editing new videos. The Pan, Can, Bam! video is at You Tube now.
I had two collage art works shown in in Chicago Fire, a drama aired on NBC in April, 2014.
The MAC Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue is up in Dallas. Maureen and I are both in the show with a lot of friends. I have a new 12" square GeoEx Blinkie painting in the exhibit. The huge show is always fun, it's up until August 23rd. It's the 20th group show, and I have been in all twenty.
I'm also in Fort Worth, at the Community Art Center during August in the TAC exhibit. Three works were selected, a Kinetic Percussion, another sound piece and a 12" square GeoEx Blinkie painting. Juror Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator of the Grace Museum in Abilene, selected 57 artworks from 45 Texas Artists Coalition members out of 104 members that submitted. It opens August 8th.
I love Fort Worth, and Fort Worth loves me! I'll be at the FW Community Art Center again in September for the Preservation is the Art of the City exhibit. I'll have three large GeoEx acrylic paintings and four small collage works in the show. Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night is Saturday, September 6th. It's always a great time!
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