Sam Falls was born 1984 in San Diego, CA.

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.





BA, Studio Art, Reed College, Portland, OR



MFA, ICP-Bard, New York, NY





Sam Falls Burlington City Arts, Vermont

Topanga Karma Amagansett, NY

Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Balice Hertling, París

LAXART, Los Angeles

Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland



Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

Printed Matter Incn, New York, NY

American Contemporary, New York, NY

China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

M+B, Los Angeles, CA

Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy



Sam Falls, West Street Gallery, New York, NY

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





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

Hannah Hoffman Gallery, LA

Good Luck and Safe Journey, T293,  Rome

Sean Kelly Gallery, NY

Marlborough Gallery

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

LAXART, Los Angeles, CA



Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY

International Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy

Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA

11 Rivington, New York, NY

Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Modern Collections, London, UK

Twig Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Pedro Cera Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal



Death Valley, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY

Somewhere to Go, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA

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

Wax Apple, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA



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

Capricious Select, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

LOOKbetween, Deep Rock, VA

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

SRAUNUS, Vilinus, Lithuania

New Genre Pictures, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Magazine Group Show, 107 Shaw Gallery, Toronto, Ontario



Blind Spot, X-Initiative, New York, NY

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

STREAM, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Night Vision, Vancouver, BC

Capricious Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

Gallery 95, New York, NY



Essentiality, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY





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





Tierney Fellowship




Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Statoil Collection, Norway

Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, Ohio

International Center of Photography, New York