JTT
191 CHRYSTIE ST
NEW YORK NY 10002
212-574-8152

1985 Born, Northfield, MN

Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION

2013

Steinhardt School, MFA, New York University, NY

2007

Hartford Art School, BFA, University of Hartford, CT

2005

Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, JTT, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2019

Neverland, Almine Rech, Brussels

2018

Daisy Chain, Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA

2016

Egyptian Violet, Team Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Dear Metal Thing, Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA

Black Leather Sectional, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York, NY

2012

La Liseuse, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY

2010

Ultra Sensitive, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA

2008

FIERCE DOUBT, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

TRUE LOVE, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2007

Portraits, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Painting is Painting’s Favorite Food, South Etna, Montauk, NY. Curated by Alison Gingeras

2019

Tulips, Kapp Kapp, Philadelphia, PA

Lineup, Almine Rech, New York, NY

My Head is a Haunted House, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK. Curated by Charlie Fox

2018

SAFE, Gladstone 64, New York, NY. Curated by Cooke Maroney.

The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure The Night, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA Curated by Susan Cross

2017

Dirge, JTT, New York, NY

Botanica, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Todd von Ammon

Hors D’oeuvres, Half Gallery, New York, NY

2016

9999, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

Catastrophe, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Curated by John Waters

2014

Nick Farhi, Sam McKinniss, Cassie Raihl, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Beyond The Pale, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Haunted, Louis B James, New York, NY

NIGHT TIDE, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL. Curated by Jarrett Earnest

First Responders, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Nighttime in New York: Doron Langberg and Sam McKinniss, Galerie Thomas, Fuchs,Stuttgart, DE

2013

Joachim ‘Yoyo’ Friedrich + Sam McKinniss, envoy enterprises, New York, NY

2012

The Dorian Project, Second Guest Projects, New York, NY

ReMixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC

The Dorian Project, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Figural, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Mixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY. Curated by John Chaich for Visual AIDS

SWAP MEET, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2010

Sam & Dave: New Paintings by Dave Whelan and Sam McKinniss, By And By Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Boston does Boston III, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA

2009

Casual Males, Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

New Work, La Motta Fine Art, Hartford, CT

2007

No-Mad II, The Design Center, Hartford, CT Curated by Hirokazu Fukawa
Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, Collaborations

2005

Duty Free, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA. Curated by Niko Solorio

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020

Gingeras, Alison. For the Opening Show at New Gallery South Etna Montauk, Art History is the Dish of Choice, Cultured. July 15.

Wetzler, Rachel. Sam McKinniss’s Child Star Portraits Mine the Culture of the 1990s, Art in America. June 1.

Kotecha, Shiv. Sam McKinniss, 4Columns. February 28, 2020.

2019

Cowan, Katy. Lineup: A group show in New York explores the role of ‘stripes’ in art history, Creative Boom. November 1, 2019.

Indiana, Gary. Claim to Fame, Artforum, September.

Siemsen, Thora. Famous Feelings with Painter Sam McKinniss, SSENSE, February 19.

Alex, Jen. The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, Brooklyn Rail, February 14.

Eckardt, Stephanie. Your Favorite Google Images Are Now Paintings, Thanks to the Artist Sam McKinniss, W Magazine, February 2.

2017

Eckardt, Stephanie. In the Studio with Sam McKinniss, the Unapologetic Painter of "Perverted" Internet Culture, W Magazine, December 14.

Traux, Stephen. Why Young Queer Artists Are Trading Anguish for Joy, Artsy, November 7.

Tolentino, Jia. The Artist Sam McKinniss on Capturing Lorde in the Twilight, The New Yorker, March 24.

2016

Best of 2016: Artists’ Artists, Artforum, December.

Yerebakan, Osman, Purple Reign, Cultured Magazine, Winter.

The Lookout: Sam McKinniss at Team, Art in America, November 12.

Sam McKinniss: The artist on his new paintings, Blouin Modern Painters,
October/November, pp. 28-29.

Colucci, Emily, Bathing In The Purple Rain At Sam McKinniss’ Egyptian Violet, ArtFCity, October 21.

Powers, Bill, It has to be tragic or somewhat manic-depressive: A Talk with Sam McKinniss, ARTnews, October 13.

Pini, Gary, 9 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week, PAPER, October 12.

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week, ARTnews, October 11.

Farley, Michael Anthony, This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Manicures for the Post-Apocalypse, ArtFCity, October 10.

Goings On About Town: Art, The New Yorker, October 17, pp.6.

Lesser, Casey, 16 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This October, Artsy, September 30.

Rand, Susan, John Waters feeds off the underbelly of culture in Provincetown show, Wicked Local Cape Cod, July 21.

2015

Prickett, Sarah Nicole, Sam McKinniss, Interview Magazine, June/July, pp 142-151.

Laster, Paul. Weekend Edition: 11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World before June 2, The Observer, May 28.

2011

Cotter, Holland, ‘MIXED MESSAGES’: ‘A(I)DS, Art + Words', The New York Times, June 24, pp. c27.

2010

Holland, Christian, Sam McKinniss, Boston, Proof Gallery, ART PAPERS, November/December, pp. 47.

2009

Steele, Max, Sam McKinniss <3s Love, East Village Boys, June 12.

2008

Eagen, Matt, The Jury’s Favorites, Hartford Courant, July 17, front cover, pp. 8-9.

Buckberrough, Sherry, Sam McKinniss: True Love, Real Art Ways, July.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2009

New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, Greater Hartord Arts Council, Hartford, CT

2008

GO !, Emerging Artist Contest Winner, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2007

Artist Grant and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

Rudolph Zallinger Painting Prize, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford