Sam Falls

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Born 1984 in San Diego, CA
MFA, ICP-Bard, New York, NY, 2010
BA, Reed College, Portland, OR, 2007
Lives and works in New York, NY

 

Solo exhibitions

2023
MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH [forthcoming]
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland [forthcoming]
303 Gallery, New York, NY [forthcoming]
Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA [forthcoming]

2022
Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan [forthcoming]
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Vienna, Austria [forthcoming]

2021
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Project Room: Sam Falls, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2020
Tongues in Trees, Books in Brooks, Sermons in Stones, Galerie Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Sam Falls, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2019
Sam Falls, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstverein Frankfurt AM, Frankfurt, Germany
Domain des Etangs, Massignac, France
Capri, Düsseldorf, DE
Antinori, Chianti Classico Winery, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, Italy

2018
Reconnecting With The World: About The Poetic In Elements and Materials, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Sam Falls, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Hammer Projects: Sam Falls, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Falls: Nature is the New Minimalism, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporaneo di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy

2017
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY
sine sole sileo, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

2016
Sam Falls, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Kastro, Antiparos, Greece
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and Sarvisalo, Finland

2015
Septemer Spring, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Sam Falls, Giuliani Foundation, Rome, Italy
Sam Falls, Ballroom Marfa, Mara, TX
Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy

2014
Sam Falls, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and Sarvisalo, Florida
Sam Falls, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Project Series 49: Sam Falls, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA
Sam Falls: Light over Time, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Sam Falls, Karma, New York, NY

2013
Sam Falls, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Sam Falls, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Sam Falls, T293, Rome, Italy
Topanga, Karma, Amagansett, NY
Final Forever, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT
Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2012
Sam Falls, American Contemporary, New York, NY
Sam Falls, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
Four Seasons Forever, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Sam Falls, Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Sam Falls, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Falls, Karma Books, New York, NY
Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy

2011
Sam Falls, West Street Gallery, New York, NY
Everything Keeps Being Nothing, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

 

Group exhibitions

2021
Galerie Eva Presenhuber at 75 Faubourg, Paris, France

2020
Resonance, Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland
Color Field, The University of Houston, TX
All in One, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Where the Horizon Begins, Galerie Kraemer / Chambre a Part, Paris, France
Alien Landscape, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2019
La Lumière des Mondes, Domain des Etangs, Massignac, France
I will be Dead, König, London, UK
En Plein Air, The High Line, New York, NY
Color Field, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
35 Years, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Back to the Future, Mai Mano House, Budapest, Hungary

2018
Sculpture Garden Biennale, Parc des Eaux-Vives Genève, Switzerland
You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Back to the Future, Foam, Photography Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2017
The Sun Placed In The Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Concrete Island, Venus, Los Angeles, CA
ICA Boston, Boston, MA

2016
Wasteland, Mona Bismark American Center, Paris, France
Another Minimalism, Art after California Light and Space, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK

2015
Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Apparition: Frottages and Rubbings from 1895 to Now, Hammer Musuem, co-organized by the Menil Collection, Houston, Los Angeles, CA
Works on paper, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
WORKS BY, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2014
The Material Image, curated by Debra Singer, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Morning and Evening Asylum, Tanya Leighton Berlin/ Off Vendome, Dusseldorf, Germany
Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
Ethan Cook / Sam Falls / Emanuel Röhss / Tris Vonna-Michell, T293-in-residence, Sadie Coles, London, UK Flash Art, New York, NY
SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Per Forming a collection #1, Madre Museum, Naples, Italy

2013
Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
T293, Naples, Italy
Galerie Balice Hertling, New York, NY
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Anamericana, Depart Foundation, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
SQUAT BEIRUT, in collaboration with Balice Hertling and Nilufar Gallery at Metropolitan Art Society (MAS), Beirut, Lebanon
Balice Hertling, Paris, France

2012
Nicole Klagsburn, New York, NY
Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
International Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
11 Rivington, New York, NY
Modern Collections, London, UK
Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pedro Cera Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Sam Falls/N. Dash, Twig Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Karma, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Sam Falls/Nick Van Woert, Death Valley, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY
Painted Pictures, curated by Arthur Ou, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY
Somewhere to Go, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA
Wax Apple, Bodgea, Philadelphia, PA
M+B Gallery, curated by Sam Falls and Matt Moravec, Los Angeles, CA
High Desert Test Sites, curated by Andrea Zittel, Joshua Tree, CA

2010
Sam Falls/Daniel Turner, Pauline’s, Brooklyn, NY
50 Artists curated by Dean Daderko, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Capricious Select, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
SRAUNUS, Vilinus, Lithuania
New Genre Pictures, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Magazine Group Show, 107 Shaw Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
New Photography, Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Lower East Side Gallery, New York, NY

 

Catalogues and Monographs

2018
Dirié, Clément. Sam Falls. JRP | Ringier, 2018.

2017
Falls, Sam and Lumi Tan. September Spring. Printed Matter Inc., New York, NY, 2017.

2016
Copelin, Laura. Sam Falls. Ballroom Marfa, 2016.
Scheffer, James Michael and Sam Falls. Sam Falls: Resonance. Mousse Magazine, Italy, 2016.

2015
Pagel, David. Sam Falls: Ferns and Palms. Pomona College Museum of Art, CA, 2015.
Trembley, Nicolas. Four Seasons Forever. Flash Art, New York, NY, 2015.
Plein Air. Karma Books, New York, NY, 2015.

2014
Death Sequence. Karma Books, New York, NY, 2014.
Rocks Waves. Karma Books, New York, NY, 2014.

2013
Sam Falls: Studio / Space / Print / Time. Printed Matter Inc., New York, NY, 2013.

2012
Sam Falls: Light Over Time. Gottlund, Verlag, Kuztown, PA, 2012.
Falls, Sam. Sam Falls: Problems with Decomposition, Mörel Books, London, UK, 2012.
Life Size. Karma Books, New York, NY, 2012.

2011
Sam Falls: Visible Library. Layflat, Somerville, MA, 2011.
Val Verde. Karma, New York, NY, 2011.

 

Selected Press

2021
Rea, Naomi. “Studio Visit: Artist Sam Falls on Working Alone in the Woods at Night, and Why He Doesn’t Like Art That’s Easily Described.” Artnet news. April 27, 2021.

2019
Gerlis, Melanie. “How do art fairs contribute to the climate crisis?” Financial Times. June 6, 2019.
Severin, Tillmann. “Sam Falls at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.” Mousse. April 21, 2019.

2018
Priovano, Stefano. “Sam Falls’ first institutional exhibition in Europe is an elegiac statement.” Conceptual Fine Arts. March 27, 2018.
Simmons, William J. “Nature as Studio: Sam Falls Revels in the Medium of Chance.” Cultured. November 29, 2018.

2017
Rhodes, David. “Sam Falls.” The Brooklyn Rail. November 2017.

2015
Cotter, Holland. “Review: ‘September Spring,’ a Multimedia Memorial.” The New York Times. September 17, 2015.

 

Selected Museum and Public Collections

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Collection Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Palm Springs Art Museum, CA
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK