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 3-D 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.
I have two 3-D Kinetic Percussion works featured in the 2013 book Contemporary Art of the Southwest by E. Ashley Rooney. It's available at book stores or at Amazon. I will also be in a new book on Texas Collage & Assemblage Artists published by Texas A&M Press and written by Craig Bunch.
More Cowbell (shown to the left) is a new media Sound Art piece. It has six will-hung cowbells and is from 2016. I am editing video of it.
Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial-600 Scultpure - I had two sound art pieces (Pipe Dream and Listen to the Rhythm) in the AMoA Biennial. They received 350 entries from a 600 mile radius area. The Juror was Leigh Arnold, Assistant Curator, Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
I am told that Shell is scheduled to be backup this Fall at the Amon Carter Museum. I'm excited to see it again! More details when I know more.
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