Sam Messenger

Sam Messenger (b.1980, London) lives and works in London. Awards include the Parallel Prize, Royal College of Art (2005). Select solo exhibitions include Sam Messenger, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2017); Horizon, ADAA The Art Show, New York (2017); 13 Cycles, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2016); Fracture, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2014); Early Drawings, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2014); Six Veils, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2011); and Straightedge, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2008). Select group exhibitions include Tactile Line, Bartha Contemporary, London (2018); Dot, Dash, Dissolve, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2016); Important Works on Paper, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2015); Line: Making the Mark, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (2014); Paper Jam, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2014); Abstract Drawing, curated by Richard Deacon, Drawing Room, London (2014); Four Decades, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2014); Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey (2012); Contemporary Watercolour, curated by Veronica Roberts, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York (2012); The Art of Collecting, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan (2011); 40 Artists-80 Drawings, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Devon (2011); Reflections on a Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts (2011); Now WHAT?, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida (2010); Contained Thoughts, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London (2009); You Silently (Two), The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London (2008); and Blink, Cut + Repeat, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London (2008). His works are in public and private collection including Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown; Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  

Last updated: 22.02.2019

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