Sherman Sam

 ( 1966, Singapore)

Born 1966 in Singapore
Lives and works in London

Sherman Sam is an artist and critic based in London and Singapore.

He has exhibited his paintings and drawings internationally, including one-person shows at The Suburban (Chicago), the Rubicon Gallery (Dublin), Lugar do Desenho (Porto), the Centro de Arte (San Joao de Madeira, Portugal), Some Walls (Oakland, CA) , Equator Art Projects (Singapore) and most recently at Annka Kultys Gallery (London). His work has also been included in numerous group shows in Europe, America and Southeast Asia, including M6: Around London (Andratx,Majorca), Sight Mapping (Sweden, Scotland, Spain), Plan D, an exhibition which he curated (Portugal, Ireland), Rhyme not Reason at the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (Brooklyn), , Connected at Feature Inc (New York), The Theory and Practice of Small Paintings at Equator Art Projects (Singapore)

As a writer, he was contributing editor at www.kultureflash.com, and has written for The Brooklyn Rail and various British art magazines. Currently he contributes regularly to Artforum, artforum.com, ocula.com and artcritical.com. From 2006-8 he was the Inspire Curatorial Fellow at the Hayward Gallery in London, and was the selector for the Pro Arts 2010 Juried Annual in Oakland, California. Most recently “A poem for Agnes and Raoul”, a group show he selected was at Ancient and Modern in London through summer 2014.

EDUCATION
1997
Master of Letters in History of Art, University of Oxford
1991
B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
1990
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
1987
Foundation, Parson-in-Paris
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Sherman Sam, Wandhaff
January 13 - March 03, 2018


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Together We’re Heavy, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK

2014
III (Celebration Day), Equator Art Projects, Project Space, Singapore — SG License to Ill, Equator Art Projects, solo presentation at ArtStage, Singapore — SG

2012
Over the Rainbow: some drawings and some paintings for Some Walls, Some Walls, Oakland — US

2009
Let's Stay Together, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin — IE

2001
Pintura de Sherman Sam, Centro de Arte, S. João da a Madeira, S. João da Madeira — PT

2000
Desanhos De Sherman Sam, Lugar do Desenho – Fundação Júlio Resende, Porto — PT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016

In this soup we swim, Kingsgate Project Space (curated by Dan Howard-Birt), London — UK

2015
Desire of the Other, Annka Kultys Gallery, London — UK Drawing Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London — UK

2014
Do you believe in Angels? Mo Space, Manila, and Equator Art Projects (curated by Tony Godfrey), Singapore — SG
Soul’s Escape, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin — IE

2013
The Theory and Practice of Small Paintings, Equator Art Projects (curated by Tony Godfrey),Singapore — SG
I like what you do, 43 Inverness Street (curated by Anthony Faroux), London — UK

2012
Connected, Feature Inc, New York — US
Lines in Drawing, 43 Inverness Street, London — UK

2011
Paper Works, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn — US
Paper: A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York — US
Drawing 2011 Biennial, The Drawing Room, London — UK
Sherman Sam, Clive Hodgson and Gracjana Rejmer, Broadbent Gallery, London — UK

2010
Rhyme, Not Reason, Janet Kurnatowksi Gallery (curated by John Yau), Brooklyn — US

2008
M25 Sobre Londres, Kunsthalle Centro Cultural Andratx (curated by Barry Schwabsky), Majorca — ES

2005
To and From, Metropole Galleries (curated by Anthony Heywood and Peter Fillingham), Folkestone — UK
Drawing 200, The Drawing Room, London — UK

2004
Over the Sofa, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin — IE
25 Artists, 25 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London — UK

2003
Flix, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin — IE
Photoptosis, Bilkin Gallery (curated by Patrick Michael Fitzgerald), Bilbao — ES A version of Sight Mapping, The Gallery at APT, London — UK
Drawn 2B Alive, Hales Gallery, London — UK

2002
Heaven on Earth, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin — IE
Sight Mapping, Kunsthallen-Bohuslans Museum (curated by Andrew Bick), Uddevalla — SE

2003
Sight Mapping, GoMA (curated by Andrew Bick), Glasgow — UK Sight Mapping, Sala Rekalde (curated by Andrew Bick), Bilbao — ES

SELECTED CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2013
Poem for Raoul and Agnes, Ancient & Modern, London — UK

2008
Phyllida Barlow STACK, FENCE, Southbank Centre, London — UK
Point of No Return, Rubicon Gallery (co-curated with Caroline Hancock), Dublin — IE

2005
Plan D, Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, Porto — PT Plan D, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin — IE
Plan D, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo — IE

MONOGRAPHS, SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES & ARTIST BOOKS (PUBLICATIONS)

2014
Sherman Sam in conversation with Tony Godfrey. Text by Tony Godfrey and Sherman Sam, Equator Art Gallery, Singapore. (exh. catalogue)

2012
Sherman Sam: Over the Rainbow. Text by Chris Ashley, Some Walls, Oakland. (exh catalogue)

2009
On Second Thought. Text by Marcus Verhagen, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. (exh. catalogue)

2007
Waking up to Sherman Sam. Text by Andrew Bick, The Suburban, Chicago. (exh. catalogue)

2005
Sherman Sam: Plan D. Text by Sherman Sam, et al. Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, Porto. (exh. catalogue)

2001
Sherman Sam. Text by Sally O’Reilly, Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira, S. João da Madeira. (exh. catalogue)

2000
In the pink. Text by Martin Herbert, Lugar du Desenho, Porto. (exh. catalogue)


SELECTED BOOKS & GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGUES (PUBLICATIONS)

2014
The Theory and Practice of the Small Painting, Text by Tony Godfrey. Equator Art Gallery, Singapore. (exh. catalogue)

2010
Can I Come Over to Your House? The First Ten Years of The Suburban. Texts by Michelle Grabner, Brad Killim, Forrest Nash and Jason Pickleman. The Subruban, Manawa Wisconsin. (exh. catalogue)

2005
Sherman Sam: Plan D. Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, Porto. (exh. catalogue)

2002-3
Sight Mapping, Texts by Andrew Bick, Mark Gisbourne and Sherman Sam. Bohuslans Museum, GoMA, and Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. (exh. catalogue)


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (ARTICLES & REVIEWS)

2015
Colvin, Rob. “Artists Pick Artists: Sherman Sam,” Hyperallergic (9 Feb 2015).

2014
Art Radar. “10 great artists at Art Stage Singapore,” Art Radar (16 Jan, 2014).

2012
Wolin, Joseph. “Anonymous Tantra/Connected,” Time Out NY (7 Feb 2012). Dillion, Noah. “Connected,” The Brooklyn Rail, (Feb 2012).

2010
Naves, Mario. “Rhyme Not Reason,” City Arts (28 Sept 2010).

2009
Schwabsky, Barry. “Review of Let's stay together,” Artforum (Summer 2009).
Clancy, Luke. “Review of Let's stay together,” Art Review (Summer 2009).
Dunne, Aidan. "Remarkable work inspired by the unremarkable things in life,” The Irish Times (29 April 2009).
Butler, Kate. “Let's stay together,” The Sunday Times (19 April 2009).
Conley, Sue. "Abstract of faith,” The Herald (April 9th, 2009).

2005
Conley, Susan. “Plan D,” Irish Independent (8 April 2005).
“Back to Basics,” The Irish Times (2 April 2005).
Dunne, Aidan. “Facing up to familiar scenes,” The Irish Times (April 2005).

2002
Bonde, Lisbeth. “Sight Mapping,” Modern Painters (Winter 2002). Domke, Graham. “Sight Mapping,” Contemporary No.50.


SELECTED ARTIST TALKS

2014
Sherman Sam and Tony Godfrey in conversation, Equator Arts Projects, Singapore
Sherman Sam, Charles Lim and Song-Ming Ang in conversation with Tony Godfrey, ArtStage, Singapore
TEACHING AND SEMINARS 2012-2014
Goldsmith, University of London, Year Zero/Foundation, Art History 1998 – 2005
Ruskin School of Drawing, University of Oxford, visiting lecturer 2001
Oxford Brookes University, visiting lecturer 2000-1
Tate, London, visiting lecturer 1996
North Oxfordshire College and School of Art, Foundation course

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2016
Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong — CN (nominee) 2009
Centro Cultural Andratx, Majorca — ES

2006-2008
Arts Council, Inspire Curatorial Fellow, Hayward Gallery, London — UK

1987
Australian Art Awards, National Museum of Art, Singapore — SG

1986
Painting of the Year Award, National Museum of Art, Singapore — SG

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

CCA Andratx, Mallorca — ES

Luxembourg Wort - Mireille Petitgenêt

February 12, 2018


Trois fois New York

Le Quotidien - Mylène Carrière

February 08, 2018


Artists pick artists : Sherman Sam

Hyperallergic - Rob Colvin

February 09, 2015


A conversation with Sherman Sam

Ocula - Tony Godfrey

October 13, 2013


Sherman Sam

ArtForum - Barry Schwabsky

May 31, 2009


On second though

Rubicon Gallery - Marcus Verhagen

January 01, 2009


SHERMAN SAM : TOGETHER WE’RE HEAVY

Annka Kultys Gallery - Annka Kultys

November 30, -1


143. Sherman Sam

Traction - Peter Vidani

November 30, -1