Sam Van Aken

Sam Van Aken

Arcadia (installation view), 2013

Biography


Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Sam Van Aken received his undergraduate education in communication theory and art. Immediately following his studies he lived and worked in Poland under the auspices of the Andy Warhol Foundation and the United States Information Agency. Van Aken received his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. As his work has continued to reach beyond traditional gallery and museum settings to take place in public/lived spaces his projects have been sited and staged throughout the United States and Europe, receiving numerous honors including a Joan Mitchell Award, International Association of Art Critics Award, and a 2009 Creative Capital grant. He is currently Graduate Program Coordinator for the School of Art at Syracuse University.

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Jan 14, 2015 The Smithsonian Sam Van Aken A Tree Grows 40 Different Types of Fruit

Apr 28, 2017 The Observer-Dispatch Sam Van Aken A Tree Grows in Utica - with 40 Different Fruits

Sam Van Aken

Tree of 40 Fruit, 2011-Present

Sam Van Aken

Tree of 40 Fruit, 2011-Present

Sam Van Aken

Becoming Roy Neary, 2005

Sam Van Aken

oh my god, 2006

Sam Van Aken

Thumper, 2007

Sam Van Aken

Multiple Deaths of Willem Dafoe, 2007

Sam Van Aken

High Lonesome, 2008

Sam Van Aken

A Hole in the Sky, 2013

Sam Van Aken

Peanut Butter and Dead Fish, 2013

Sam Van Aken

Tree of 40 Fruit, 2011-Present

Sam Van Aken

New Edens, 2011

installation view

Sam Van Aken

Acadia, 2013

installation view

Sam Van Aken

Acadia, 2013

installation view

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