Joel Sampson received an M.A. From The Ohio State University and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Dayton. He previously worked as a professor, commercial photographer, magazine and technical writer and musician. His current work is 3-D new media which combines visual art with electronics, often incorporating musical elements and whimsy - Sound Art. He also uses technology to create Light and LED Art.
Sampson has exhibited extensively in Texas and the Southwest, including exhibitions curated and juried by curators from the Whitney Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. His art is in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum, the Illinois State Museum and several corporate and private collections.
Art Exhibits and News
Fun! Loud! Joel Sampson engineers elaborate kinetic sculptures. The sculptural design of the machines is influenced by geometric abstraction and industrial art between the wars. - Glasstire, This week's Top Events, July 18, 2013.
I have two 3-D Kinetic Percussion works featured in the 2013 book Contemporary Art of the Southwest by E. Ashley Rooney. It's available at book stores or at Amazon.
I am also a new art book, The Art of Found Objects - by Robert Craig Bunch, book published by Texas A&M University Press, 2016. It has some wonderful collage and assemblage work by Texas Artists. ISBN-13: 978-1-6239-407-0.
<-- More Cowbell (shown to the left) is a new media Sound Art piece. It has six wall-hung cowbells and is from 2016. I am editing video of it.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION -- A web site is never done but I am doing a major update on the site. More images, move video, and responsive> so it works better on a tablet or smartphone.
The Old City Jail Art Center - (theojac.org), Albany, Texas. I had a large solo show with sound and other digital art. Albany is a quaint little town about 130 miles West of Fort Worth. The museum is great and makes a great weekend trip!
The Albany show was featured in the Glasstire.com Texas Top Five of the Week June 3rd. They said Joel Sampson combines technology, visual art, music, and design to create works of art that remind viewers they are witness to a one-man band, minus the man. Fun, whimsical, annoying, clever, loud, and ingenious are words that describe the finished works.
I am back posting Dallas and Fort Worth Art Gallery openings at
www.dfwArt. It's up to date and accurate. Check it out!
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