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Sam King
Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas, Assistant Professor

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My paintings evolve quickly but resolve slowly. I usually discard early any plan or idea that may have originated a given painting. I tend not to work incrementally, but rather in comprehensive and distinct statements, which may build on or negate previous layers. The resulting works are pretty abstract, but they are seldom non-objective.

I don't always use a true rectangle as a support. When this is the case, I work with the understanding that most people would expect a rectangle. I'm interested in the tension between what's anticipated and what's delivered.





born: 1981, Fort Smith, Arkansas



Indiana University, MFA, 2005

University of Tulsa, BFA, 2003


selected awards/honors

Individual Artist Fellowship, Arkansas Arts Council, 2007


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Between States, Laconia Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013

Possible Places, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2013

Commas, Arts Center of the Ozarks, 2013

That Was Now, Living Arts of Tulsa, 2010


selected group shows

Painting Symposium, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri, 2014

Abstract ARt, Lyon College, Kresge Gallery, Batesville, Arkansas, 2014

Small Works On Paper, Arkansas Arts Council, travels throughout Arkansas, 2013

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2012



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