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 was recently in the Biennial at the museum of Geometric and MADI Museum and the MAC Delta show in Dallas. Between that and 12 days in Houston the last two months, it was a very busy fall.
I will be at the d.m. allison gallery
(Houston, Texas) with a new exhibit of Kinetic Percussion Rhythm Machines, other new sound art and some blinkie and other lighting art. It's a solo exhibit. I'm excited to exhibit with Dan Allison. on Colquitt 'art row' in Houston. The show opens July 5th. I am working on a small interactive installation for the show and a bunch of exciting new work. It will be fun!
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