About

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Sam Yong is a self-taught painter and illustrator from Melbourne. He works across different traditional mediums. As a self-confessed introvert, Sam has a love of nature and solo adventure. He is often found booking a last minute flight to a far away land. This love of solitude, the unknown and the natural world manifests itself through his artwork. The connection between human narratives which are represented through nature is something which has always been present in his work; no matter what the medium. Sam's work has been exhibited in Paris, The United States, New Zealand and Melbourne, along with a multitude of private commissions across the globe. 

 

Curriculum Vitae

b.1986

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Visual Communication; Graphic Design.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013      Unnatural Selection, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2016      Keepsakes, Outré Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. 

2017      Ritual, BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018      LAX / PDX part II, Thinkspace Projects / Antler Gallery, Portland, OR, USA.

2018      Brink 2018, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR, USA.

2017      Small Works 2017, BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2016      Flesh and Bone, BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2016      Permanence, Haven Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

2015      PPCLA Inaugural Group Exhibition, PPCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2015       Plenty, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA.

2014       6x6, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA, USA.

2014      Terra, Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2013      Everybody has a Spirit Animal, Queens Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand.

2013      Rock en Seine, Rock en Seine Music Festival, Paris, France.

2013      Men with Beards, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

MURAL FESTIVALS

2016      Temple Children, Hilo, HI, USA.

2017      SHINE on St Petersburg, St Petersburg, FL, USA.

2018      Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

2014      Analogue / Digital, Melbourne, Australia.

SELECTED PRESS