1985 Born, Northfield, MN
Lives and works in New York, NY
Steinhardt School, MFA, New York University, NY
Hartford Art School, BFA, University of Hartford, CT
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, JTT, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Neverland, Almine Rech, Brussels
Daisy Chain, Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA
Egyptian Violet, Team Gallery, New York, NY
Dear Metal Thing, Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, CA
Black Leather Sectional, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York, NY
La Liseuse, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY
Ultra Sensitive, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
FIERCE DOUBT, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
TRUE LOVE, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Portraits, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Painting is Painting’s Favorite Food, South Etna, Montauk, NY. Curated by Alison Gingeras
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
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
Dirge, JTT, New York, NY
Botanica, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Todd von Ammon
Hors D’oeuvres, Half Gallery, New York, NY
9999, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
Catastrophe, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Curated by John Waters
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
Joachim ‘Yoyo’ Friedrich + Sam McKinniss, envoy enterprises, New York, NY
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
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
Sam & Dave: New Paintings by Dave Whelan and Sam McKinniss, By And By Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Boston does Boston III, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA
Casual Males, Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
New Work, La Motta Fine Art, Hartford, CT
No-Mad II, The Design Center, Hartford, CT Curated by Hirokazu Fukawa
Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, Collaborations
Duty Free, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA. Curated by Niko Solorio
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cotter, Holland, ‘MIXED MESSAGES’: ‘A(I)DS, Art + Words', The New York Times, June 24, pp. c27.
Holland, Christian, Sam McKinniss, Boston, Proof Gallery, ART PAPERS, November/December, pp. 47.
Steele, Max, Sam McKinniss <3s Love, East Village Boys, June 12.
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
New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, Greater Hartord Arts Council, Hartford, CT
GO !, Emerging Artist Contest Winner, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Artist Grant and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT
Rudolph Zallinger Painting Prize, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford