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.
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.
Pan, Can, Bam! (shown to the left) was sold to a prominent Houston art collector at the November, 2013 Glasstire.com auction. But I have more! 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's been a very busy fall.
I'm working on a more quiet new media piece for Miami Basel and hope to announce a 2014 Houston exhibit soon. Plus getting some web updates done. A web site is never done!
I list weekly Dallas art openings, contemporary galleries, museums and art spaces in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. And the major museums in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It's all at www.DFWart.com.
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