Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on handwoven textile
10 x 8 in.

Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on handwoven textile
20 x 16 in.

Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on handwoven textile
20 x 20 in.

Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on handwoven textile
20 x 16 in.

Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on handwoven textile
25 x 20 in.

Samantha Bittman

Samantha Bittman

Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on handwoven textile
36 x 30 in.

b. 1982 Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL 

Education

2011
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2010
M.F.A. School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2004
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014
Razzle Dazzle, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Soft Counting, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Material Art Fair, Rafacz Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2013
Repeat(s), Flash Atölye, Izmir, Turkey
Samantha Bittman and Gabriel Pionkowski, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011
Perceptual Notions, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
Samantha Bittma, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Work: Samantha Bittman and Amie Cunat, Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2015
Forma/Formal/Loose/Painting, Loyola University, Chicago, IL (Forthcoming)

2014
Rocket Run, Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE (Forthcoming)
Art Expo, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
All of Us Together, Guererro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Material Matters, NEIU Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
Conversations, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
New Tenets in Geometric Abstraction, Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, IL
Between A Place and Candy: Pattern, Repetition, and Motif, Mattewan Gallery, Beacon, NY
PSAD National Painting Invitational, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY
Azettagh, OUTLET, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Untitled Art Fair, Rafacz Gallery, Miami, FL
Eminent Domain A, Macquis Projects, Izmir, Turkey
Being a Woman in an All Woman Show, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Swim Team, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
July Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Get Off the Lawn, Parade Ground, New York, NY
Artwork6, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2011
Painted, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
S.I.N. Strength In Numbers, Skowhegan 2011, SCOPE, Miami, FL
Bauhaus Now, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Reformation 2011, Somerset County Jail, Skowhegan, ME
Either/Or/Both, threewalls, Chicago, IL
Art Sante Fe, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
Art Chicago, Zolla / Liebermann Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small(er) Works Show, Manifest Gallery, Chicago, IL
WWWp2, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
Repertoire, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Loom: on around and through, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Pocket, Cart Watch, Puerto Rico
A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
The Power of Selection, Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Laughing as a Young Man, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Twos, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Geometrically Speaking, Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Fickle Existence, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
You’re Not Making Art, Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL
Quarterly #3: Stay in your Lane!, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
Gallery C&A: An Evening of Art and Jazz, Union League, Chicago, IL
Pattern Recognition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Are you in or Out, California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA
Midnite Snacks, 1366 Space, Chicago, IL

2008
RISD NYC Alumni Biennial, The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY

Bibliography/Press/Publications

2014
Foumberg, Jason. “Four Rising Chicago Artists Worth Investing In,” Chicago Magazine, September 2014
Lorenson, Kari. “Interview: Samantha Bittman,” Knowte, July 2014
Sinelnikova, Julia. “Fiber is the New Black,” Bushwick Daily, February 13, 2014.
Dye, Ashleigh and Kate Sierzputowski. “Samantha Bittman’s Patterned Prototypes,” Inside\Within
Milano, Michael. “Beyond the Surface,” Surface Design Journal, Winter 2014

2013
Andrew, Jason. “After the Miami Art Fairs: 9 Artists to Watch,” Hyperallergic, December 2013.
Burnier, Robert. “Dusk is Dawn is Day,” Bad At Sports, August 19, 2013
“Conversation with Arthur Pena,” New American Paintings Blog, July 2013
Zevitas, Steven. “Must-See Painting Shows: June,” Huffington Post, June 2013
Rokowski, Kelly. “Eye Candy: Samantha Bittman,” Sight Unseen, April 11, 2013
Goodman, Matthew Shen. “Get Off the Lawn,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 3, 2013

2012
“No. 101, Mid-West Edition,” New American Paintings, August 2012
“Featured Artist: Samantha Bittman,” Site95, June 18, 2012
Singh, Abhilasha. “Samantha Bittman: On our Chicago Watchlist,” ArtSlant Chicago, March 5, 2012
Miller, Christ. “Review: New Formalisms 2 / 65 Grand,” NewCity Art, January 31, 2012

2011
Weinberg, Lauren. “Samantha Bittman at Thomas Robertello Gallery,” TimeOut Chicago, January 18, 2011
Fishman, Elly. “Juxtaposition Always Makes Me Dizzy,” Chicago Reader, December 22, 2011
Ritchie, Abraham. “Samantha Bittman: Perceptual Notions,” Flavorpill, December 2011
Patel, Alpesh Kantilal. “Don’t Get High on Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL,” Artforum.com/critics’ picks, November 2011
Miller, Chris. “Bauhaus Now/Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art,” New City Art, October 25
Germanos, Paul. “Editorial: After Minimalism in Chicago the Summer of 2011,” Chicago Critial, July 22
Ruiz, Steve. “Production Values,” ArtSlant Chicago, April 7, 2011
Bill, “Samantha Bittman,” Beautiful Decay, April 7, 2011
Hildwine, Jeriah and Stephanie Burke. “Monday Morning Quarterback,” Art Talk Chicago, February 18 – 19, 2011
Grigas, Don. “Artist Comes Home to Display Talents,” The Suburban Life, February 17, 2011
Clarkson, Sara. “Happiness by Pool show welcome contrast to snow,” The Doings, February 10, 2011

2010
Viera, Lauren. “Turquoise a Bright Spot Amid Gloom,” Chicago Tribune, December 3, 2010
Weinberg, Lauren. “Open Season,” TimeOut Chicago, Issue 294, October 14 – 20, 2010
Nichols, Thea Liberty. “Stay in Your Lane!,” ArtSlant, Chicago, August 2010
Weinberg, Lauren. “Stay in Your Lane!,” TimeOut Chicago, Issue 284, August 5 – 11, 2010
Hildewine, Jeriah and Stephanie Burke. “Monday Morning Quarterback”, Art Talk Chicago, July 16 and 17, 2010
New American Paintings, No. 87, MFA Edition, May 2010

2009
Reaves, Kelly. “Fresh Paint,” Gapers Block, November 9, 2009

Visiting Artists and Lectures

Lecture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, 2013
Lecture, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2013
Visiting Artist, Stitchy, Chicago, IL, 2012
Visiting Artist, Software for the Analog Studio Class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012
Lecture, Department of Painting, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL, 2012
MFA Lecture, Department of Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

Teaching

Critic, textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Fall 2014
Instructor, fibers, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012 – 2014
Instructor, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, Summer 2013 

Honors and Awards

Bemis Artist Residency, Omaha, NE
Artadia Award, Chicago, IL
Skowhegan Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME
Ox-Bow Residency and Scholarhip funded by Joan Mitchell Foundation, Saugatuck, MI
Sanskriti Artist Residency, New Delhi, India
George and Ann Siegel Graduating Fellowship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation 2010 Visual Arts Competition, Honorable Mention, Chicago, IL
Virgene Hawthorne Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
SAIC Incentive Scholarship, Chicago, IL
George and Isabel Brown Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
World Less Traveled Grant, Travel to Marfa, TX, Chicago, IL