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Sam Falls was born 1984 in San Diego, CA, USA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.USA





BA, Studio Art, Reed College, Portland, OR, USA



MFA, ICP-Bard, New York, NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions


Sam Falls Burlington City Arts, Vermont, USA

Topanga Karma Amagansett, NY, USA

Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Balice Hertling, París

LAXART, Los Angeles, USA

Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland



Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

Printed Matter Incn, New York, NY.USA

American Contemporary, New York, NY. USA

China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA. USA

M+B, Los Angeles, CA. USA

Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy



Sam Falls, West Street Gallery, New York, NY. USA

Everything Keeps Being Nothing, Higher Pictures, New York, NY.USA

Group Exhibitions


A Survey of Young LA Art, DEPART Foundation and the American Academy of Rome, Italy

Tuileries 2013, Jardin des Tuileries, FIAC, France



ANAMERICANA, DEPART Foundation, Rome, Italy

Noa Noa, Metro Pictures, New York,USA

Hannah Hoffman Gallery, LA,USA

Good Luck and Safe Journey, T293,  Rome, Italy

Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, USA

Marlborough Gallery

A Different Kind of Order, The International Center Phtography Triennial, New York, USA

LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY. USA

International Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA. USA

Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy

Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA. USA

11 Rivington, New York, NY. USA

Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Modern Collections, London, UK

Twig Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Pedro Cera Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal



Death Valley, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Somewhere to Go, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA. USA

Painted Pictures, Curated by Arthur Ou, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY,USA

Wax Apple, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA, USA



Sam Falls / Daniel Turner, Pauline’s, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Capricious Select, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

New Photography, curated by Lesley Martin, Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY. USA

50 Artists Photograph the Future, curated by Dean Daderko, Higher Pictures, New York, NY. USA

LOOKbetween, Deep Rock, V, USA

Wishes : A Black and White Salon, Lower East Side Gallery, New York, NY, USA

SRAUNUS, Vilinus, Lithuania

New Genre Pictures, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC,USA

Magazine Group Show, 107 Shaw Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Blind Spot, X-Initiative, New York, NY, USA

STREAM Los Angeles, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA, USA

STREAM, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA

Night Vision, Vancouver, Canada

Capricious Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Capricious Presents : Tender Love and Care, Box Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gallery 95, New York, NY, USA



Essentiality, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA





Zhong, Fan. ‘The New Guard’, W Magazine (April)

Elmquist, Rebecca. ‘The Artists Who Believes in Poetry’ Muse Magazine, no.33



Phillips, Christopher. ‘Sam Falls - Under the Big Bright Sun’ Art in America, November, 2012

Moshakis, Alex. “Sam Falls’s ‘Problems with Decomposition’” The New York Times, December 4,



Tavecchia, Elena. ‘Sam Fallsat American Contemporary’, Mousse Magazine, Spring 2012

Mizota, Sharon. ‘Sam Falls at China Art Objects’, Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2012

‘Top 30 under 30: Art & Design’. Forbes, January 16, 2012



Martin, Lesley. ‘Sam Falls’, Aperture, Winter 2011

Kunitz, Daniel. ‘Sam Falls’, Modern Painters, Winter 2011

Wiley, Chris. “Ryan Trecartin, William de Kooning, New York Solo Photo Shows,” ARTFORUM, December 2011.

Wiley, Chris. Depth of Focus, FRIEZE, Issue 43, November – December 2011

Aletti, Vince. The New Yorker : 21 March 2011

Smith, Roberta. ‘Sam Falls : ‘Everything Keeps Being Nothing.’ New

York Times : 18 March

Robertson, Rebecca. ‘Building Pictures.’ ARTnews March 2011 : 76-83.



Saltz, Jerry. ‘What Comes After X’. New York Times Magazine 2 August, 2010 : 71

‘Editor’s Choice: New Artists and Curators’. Harper’s Bazaar : November 2010





Studio Space Print Time, Printer Matter


Life Size, Karma

Problems with Decomposition, Mörel Books

Studio Portrait, Printed Matter

Light Over Time, Gottlund Verlag


Val Verde, Karma

Paint Paper Palms, Dashwood Books

There Are No More Stupid Poets / There Are No More Poets Stupid, Bodega Books

Visible Library, Lay Flat


Light Work, Gottlund Verlag

Dans la Chambre Verte, JSBJ

Spring Allusions, self publishedSense of Ending, self published


Color Dying Light, Hassla Books

Winter Chapel, self published

Fall Saddles, self published

Summer Script, self published

Return to the Alps, self published

A Finality, self published


No Elegy, self published

Dining Table, self published

Sandpaper|Blackmagic, self published



Grants and Awards



Tierney Fellowship




Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Statoil Collection, Norway

Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

International Center of Photography, New York, USA

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