Samantha Thomas

Samantha Thomas’ artistic practice is unique and idiosyncratic. Restraining herself to a palette of raw canvas, thread and acrylic paint, Thomas’ work explores the play between common studio materials and abstraction. Jagged extrusions, folded thresholds and frenetically woven strands of thread transform her canvases into paintings that are, at once, physical, architectural and sculptural. While each piece defies the flatness of the canvas, her work still speaks to the language and legacy of painting and drawing.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Complex Systems of Communication, March 19 – April 23, 2016

SAMANTHA THOMAS

Born 1980. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

EDUCATION

BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2004

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Complex Systems of Communication, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

ARCOmadrid, with Anat Ebgi, Madrid, SP – with Jay Stuckey

2016

LANDSCAPIFICATION, RH Contemporary, New York, NY

Texture/Parameter, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Preview, Gehry Partners, Los Angeles, CA

Multipliticies, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

New Gallery, Thom Andriola, Houston, TX

2007

Samantha Thomas, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Untitled San Francisco, with Anat Ebgi, San Francisco, CA

2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Salon NO.13, Marine Projects, Venice, CA

2015

Landscape, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2013

MOCA Fresh, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Ghost Town, L&M Arts, Venice, CA

2012

THE DELTA, curated by Alexys Schwartz, Alexys Schwartz Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Speculative Materialism, D-block projects, Long Beach, CA

2011

Venice Artists, Here Is Elsewhere Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Uli and Lucrecia’s lustige gruppenausstellung MIT party, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

2009

5 Year Anniversary Show, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Ebb and Flow, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

2008

LA Remix, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, FR

LA Now, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, FR

(Keep Feeling) Fascination, The Luckman Fine Arts complex, LA,Ca, Curated by Julie Joyce

2006

Pink, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005

 

SELECTED PRESS

Sharon Mizota, “Folded, pleated, burned, torn: Artist Samantha Thomas’ tactile webs of intrigue,” Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2016.

Lisa Adams, “Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016: Through the Eyes of a Painter,” Huffington Post, January 29, 2016.

2016

Daniel Cabrera, “Who is Samantha Thomas?,” Bustle, September 14, 2014. 2014

Elizabeth Weinberg, “California Dreamin’”, Baku Magazine, Autumn 2014.

“Inaugural exhibitions: 9 Nov 2013 — 25 Jan 2014 at RH Contemporary Art in New York, United States,” Wall Street International, November 2014.

2014

Catherine Damman, “Samantha Thomas at LAXART,” Art in America, November 22, 2013.

Raka Sen, “5 Emerging Artists From RH Contemporary Art,” Complex, November 9, 2013.

Fan Zhong, “Restoration Hardware Gets Contemporary,” W Magazine, November 7, 2013.

“Q&A with Artist Samantha Thomas,” New York Spaces, Autumn 2013.

Sam Cochran, “RH Contemporary Art Gallery Opens in New York,” Architectural Digest, October 31, 2013.

Dawn Chan, “Restoration Hardware’s Next Move? A Quarterly Journal for Art Lovers,” T Magazine, October 30, 2013.

Alice Gregory, “A Home Furnishings Visionary Takes On High Culture,” T Magazine, October 3, 2013.

Nikki Grattan, “Samantha Thomas,” In the Make, September 2013.

Johnie Gall, “Venice Beach Surfer Pushes Boundaries of Traditional Canvas Art,” Foam Magazine, September 19, 2013.

2013

Reggie Casagrande, “State of Mind: Samantha Thomas, LipstickTracez, August 19, 2011.

2011

Samantha Thomas

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Samantha Thomas
Cartography #7 , 2017
Linen, thread, and acrylic on canvas
60 x 75 inches
Samantha Thomas
Landscapification #17 , 2016
Acrylic, thread and charcoal on canvas over panel
48 x 34 inches
Samantha Thomas
Cartography #6, 2016
Thread, acrylic and linen on canvas
60 x 84 inches
Samantha Thomas
Cartography #1 (NS), 2016
Acrylic, thread, burlap and canvas
10 x 8 inches
Samantha Thomas
Complex Systems #4, 2016
Acrylic and thread on canvas, framed
60 x 90 inches
Samantha Thomas
Untitled, 2016
Acrylic, thread and canvas
44 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches
Samantha Thomas
Complex Systems #5, 2014-2015
Acrylic and thread on canvas
55 x 46 inches
Samantha Thomas
LANDSCAPIFICATION #16, 2015
Acrylic, thread and charcoal on canvas over panel
44 x 34 inches
Samantha Thomas
Somewhere in Between, 2015
Acrylic and thread on canvas over panel
53 x 49 x 5 1/2 inches
Samantha Thomas
Untitled (Vortex) #1
Acrylic, oil and thread on canvas
48 x 36 x 5 inches
Samantha Thomas
LANDSCAPIFICATION #6, 2012-2013
Thread on canvas
72 1/2 x 60 x 4 1/2 inches
Samantha Thomas
Complex Systems of Communication, Installation view, 2016
Samantha Thomas
Complex Systems of Communication, Installation view, 2016
Samantha Thomas
Complex Systems of Communication, Installation view, 2016
Samantha Thomas
Complex Systems of Communication, Installation view, 2016
Samantha Thomas
Texture/Parameter, Installation view at LAXART, 2013
Samantha Thomas
Installation view at RH Contemporary Art, 2013

BIOGRAPHY

Samantha Thomas’ artistic practice is unique and idiosyncratic. Restraining herself to a palette of raw canvas, thread and acrylic paint, Thomas’ work explores the play between common studio materials and abstraction. Jagged extrusions, folded thresholds and frenetically woven strands of thread transform her canvases into paintings that are, at once, physical, architectural and sculptural. While each piece defies the flatness of the canvas, her work still speaks to the language and legacy of painting and drawing.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Complex Systems of Communication, March 19 – April 23, 2016

CV

SAMANTHA THOMAS

Born 1980. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

EDUCATION

BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2004

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Complex Systems of Communication, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

ARCOmadrid, with Anat Ebgi, Madrid, SP – with Jay Stuckey

2016

LANDSCAPIFICATION, RH Contemporary, New York, NY

Texture/Parameter, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Preview, Gehry Partners, Los Angeles, CA

Multipliticies, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

New Gallery, Thom Andriola, Houston, TX

2007

Samantha Thomas, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Untitled San Francisco, with Anat Ebgi, San Francisco, CA

2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Salon NO.13, Marine Projects, Venice, CA

2015

Landscape, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2013

MOCA Fresh, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Ghost Town, L&M Arts, Venice, CA

2012

THE DELTA, curated by Alexys Schwartz, Alexys Schwartz Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Speculative Materialism, D-block projects, Long Beach, CA

2011

Venice Artists, Here Is Elsewhere Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Uli and Lucrecia’s lustige gruppenausstellung MIT party, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

2009

5 Year Anniversary Show, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Ebb and Flow, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

2008

LA Remix, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, FR

LA Now, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, FR

(Keep Feeling) Fascination, The Luckman Fine Arts complex, LA,Ca, Curated by Julie Joyce

2006

Pink, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005

 

SELECTED PRESS

Sharon Mizota, “Folded, pleated, burned, torn: Artist Samantha Thomas’ tactile webs of intrigue,” Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2016.

Lisa Adams, “Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016: Through the Eyes of a Painter,” Huffington Post, January 29, 2016.

2016

Daniel Cabrera, “Who is Samantha Thomas?,” Bustle, September 14, 2014. 2014

Elizabeth Weinberg, “California Dreamin’”, Baku Magazine, Autumn 2014.

“Inaugural exhibitions: 9 Nov 2013 — 25 Jan 2014 at RH Contemporary Art in New York, United States,” Wall Street International, November 2014.

2014

Catherine Damman, “Samantha Thomas at LAXART,” Art in America, November 22, 2013.

Raka Sen, “5 Emerging Artists From RH Contemporary Art,” Complex, November 9, 2013.

Fan Zhong, “Restoration Hardware Gets Contemporary,” W Magazine, November 7, 2013.

“Q&A with Artist Samantha Thomas,” New York Spaces, Autumn 2013.

Sam Cochran, “RH Contemporary Art Gallery Opens in New York,” Architectural Digest, October 31, 2013.

Dawn Chan, “Restoration Hardware’s Next Move? A Quarterly Journal for Art Lovers,” T Magazine, October 30, 2013.

Alice Gregory, “A Home Furnishings Visionary Takes On High Culture,” T Magazine, October 3, 2013.

Nikki Grattan, “Samantha Thomas,” In the Make, September 2013.

Johnie Gall, “Venice Beach Surfer Pushes Boundaries of Traditional Canvas Art,” Foam Magazine, September 19, 2013.

2013

Reggie Casagrande, “State of Mind: Samantha Thomas, LipstickTracez, August 19, 2011.

2011