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LEACH, SAM

2014
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CV/BIO

EXHIBITIONS

Art14 London, Sam Leach: Theriophily & Substance
Sullivan+Strumpf 2014 Group Exhibition
Sam Leach: Dymaxion
2013 Sullivan+Strumpf
Sam Leach: Volta8, Basel, Switzerland
2012 Sullivan+Strumpf
2012 Art Stage Singapore
2011 Sam Leach Art HK11 We Have Never Been Modern
2011 SSFA2011
Art Stage Singapore
2010 Sam Leach: Present at Hand
2010 SSFA10
2009 Sam Leach: The Next Billion Years
2009 SSFA09
2008 Melbourne Art Fair: Penny Byrne Sam Leach VR Morrison
2008 Sam Leach: Negentrophies
2008 SSFA08

OFF-SITE EXHIBITIONS

PRESS

See Sam Leach, Art 14 London. Feb 2014
Interview: Sam Leach on Singapore Show Blouin Artinfo
'Sam Leach & Judy Millar at Sullivan+Strumpf', Habitus Living, 7 May 2013
'Sam Leach's Abstract Past', Sammy Preston, Broadsheet, 4 June 2013
'Sam Leach: Dymaxion', TimeOut Sydney, 7 May 2013
'See: Dymaxion', Manuscript Daily, 7 May, 2013
Sam Leach, Dymaxion, Art Guide Australia, May 2013
2012 Haunts and Follies, The Age, 15 August
2012 'Oh no, it's sold!', Australian Art Collector
2012 Sam Leach: The Ecstasy of Infrastructure, The Age, Jan
2012: Sam Leach the Ecstasy of Infrastructure, www.isiiad.com.au, 15 Jan
Dialogue of Detail, The Australian, September 2011
The Science of Painting, Artist Profile, 2011
Sam Leach's Platonia, Art Monthly, 2011
Talent: Paint Storm, Vogue, November 2010
Painting the True Picture, The Sun Herald, October 2010
Leach Back in Gentler Spotlight, The Australian Financial Review, October 2010
Entering Orbit, Australian Art Collector, 2010
On Sam Leach @ Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Art Kritique, August 2009
Sam Leach: Time and Space, Artworld, 2009
The Primacy of Progress, Australian Art Collector, 2009
Sam Leach: Ghost in the Machine, Art Monthly, 2008
Beautiful Obsession, The Courier Mail, 2008
50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, 2008
Archibald Self Portrait, Sydney Morning Herald, February 2008
Stir over Hitler Painting for Archibald, Herald Sun, February 2008
Introducing Sam Leach, Adelaide Advertiser, November 2007

VIDEO/AUDIO

Art14 London: Theriophily and Substance
Sam Leach: The Civilising Process, Louise Turley, June 2012

2009 SAM LEACH: THE NEXT BILLION YEARS

EXHIBITION IMAGES

My work draws on the aesthetics of 17th-century Dutch art. The scientific revolution and the modern commercial corporation both came from the 17th century, with the Netherlands at the centre of both. Science and technology seems to be dependent on commerce, and yet at the same time threatened by it. Corporations and governments seek to use the language of science to persuade and manipulate. Historically, though it is non-human life that has paid the highest price for technology. Still, all life has a stake in technological advancement. Space exploration represents a quest for immortality, and if there is a possibility for any kind of life to extend beyond planetary timescales this is how it will be achieved.

Sam Leach

2008

Sam Leach has garnered a great deal of attention over the past few years with his success in numerous awards and inclusion in several major exhibitions. In 2008 and 2009 he was a finalist in the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 2008 also saw Leach in the Fleurieu Biennale, he received a commendation in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize and he was voted one of ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists’ by Australian Art Collector.

Leach has held seven solo exhibitions, and his work has been exhibited in several institutional and major group exhibitions including in 2008/09 Contemporary Australia: Optimism Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland; Neo Goth: Back in Black, University of Queensland Art Museum; SSFA’s Melbourne Art Fair Exhibition; The Year of the Bird, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW; Heat: Art and Climate Change, RMIT gallery, Melbourne and in Bal Tashchit: Thou Shalt Not Destroy – the Environment in Biblical and Rabbinic Sources, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne.

In 2007 he was the winner of the acquisitive Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Siemens Fine Art Award, RMIT University, and he was a finalist in the Stan and Maureen Duke Award, Gold Coast and the Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales. His paintings are held in various private collections in Australia and overseas, and in the public collections of La Trobe University, Geelong Art Gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery and Artbank. Sam Leach completed a Bachelor of Economics at Adelaide University in 1993. He studied at RMIT in Melbourne,graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) in 2003, Honours Fine Art (Painting) in 2004, and a Master of Arts (Fine Arts) in 2005.

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