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.
Pipe Dream (shown to the left) is a new media Sound Art piece.
I had two collage art works shown in in NBC drama Chicago Fire, which aired in April.
I love Fort Worth, and Fort Worth loves me! I was in the FW Community Art Center TAC exhibition in August. It was juried by Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator of the Grace Museum in Abilene in August. I had two sound pieces and a GeoEx Blinkie painting selected.
I was back in September for the Preservation is the Art of the City exhibit. They do not exhibit 3-D, so I had two large acrylic paintings and four small collage works. Both were excellent exhibits in the former home of the FW Modern.
I bought Final Cut Pro X and am getting more video of my 3-D new media work up. My
You Tube Channel is here. The video editing work flow is working better for me than Sony Vegas Pro, which I was using.
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