Sam Falls works intimately with the core precepts of photography –namely time, representation, and exposure – to create works that both bridge the gap between various artistic mediums and the divide between the artist, object, and viewer. Working symbiotically with nature and the elements, Falls's artworks are engrained with a sense of place indexical to the unique environment of their creation while imbued with a universal sense of mortality. With a reverence toward art history, Falls empathetically blurs the lines between artistic genres and practices, from modern dance and minimalist painting to conceptual photography and land art, boiling it down to the fundamentals of nature and the transience of life that art best addresses. 

 

Sam Falls (b. 1984) was raised in Vermont and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BA from Reed College in 2007 and his MFA from ICP-Bard in 2010. He has had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Trento and Rovereto, Italy (2018); The Kitchen, New York (2015); Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2015); Pomona College Museum of Art (2014); Public Art Fund, New York (2014); and LAXART, Los Angeles (2013), among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2018); Le Consortium, Dijon (2017); Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (2017); Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, England (2016); Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); Menil Collection, Houston (2015); Museo MADRE, Naples (2014); and the International Center of Photography, New York (2013); among others. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

 

2018     Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

             Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporaneo di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy

             "The Ripple Effect," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

              21st Sydney Biennial, Carriageworks, Sydney   

2016     Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom and Sarvisalo, Finland

2015     The Kitchen, New York, NY

             Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

             "Apparition: Frottages and Rubbings from 1895 to Now", Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

             Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy

2014     Public Art Fund, New York, NY

2013      "A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial", International Center of Photography, New York, NY

 

PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

 

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK