HENRY SAMELSON
b.1962
lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2003            M.F.A. Painting, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts,  Boston, MA.
1988            M.A.  English, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1984            B.A.  English, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008            Horton Gallery, How To Travel, New York, NY.
2007            Horton Gallery, New Paintings, New York, NY.
2004            Miller/Block Gallery, New Work.  Boston, MA.
2003            Miller/Block Gallery, Cartoon Physics: Paintings/Animations. Boston, MA.
2001            The Gallery at Green Street, New Paintings. Jamaica Plain, MA.  

GROUP  AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015            Hoffman Lachance Contemporary, Microscopes and Binoculars, curated by Michael Wille, St. Louis, MO. 
2015            Trestle Gallery, Game Genie, curated by Will Hutnick and Polly Shindler, Brooklyn, NY.
2013            Sphinx Gallery, End Times, curated by HKJB, New York, NY
2013            Parallel Art Gallery, What I Like About You, curated by Julie Torres,  Brooklyn, NY.
2011            Dodge Gallery, Shakedown, New York, NY.
2009            DNA Gallery, Friends of The Museum (curated by Russell LaMontagne), Provincetown, MA.
2008            Robinson Gallery, New Geometry, Birmingham, MI.
2007            Miami MOCA, Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge, curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Miami, Fl.
2006            Miami Bridge, Miami, Fl.
2006            Summer Exhibit, Zg Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2005            Emerging Pattern, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.
2005            Paperworks, Pace University, New York, NY.
2004            Emmanuel College, Lush.  Boston, MA.
2003            White Columns, Artists Slide Registry, NY, NY.
2003            Tufts University Aidekman Gallery, YBA (Thesis Exhibition),  Medford, MA.
2002            Miller/Block Gallery, System/Symptom,  Boston, MA.
2002            Dana Pond Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA.
2001            Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, The Chicken Show. Boston, MA.
2001            Yamawaki Art Center at Lasell College. Newton, MA.
2000            Dana Pond Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA.
2000            The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  World Aids Day.  Boston, MA.
2000            The Gallery at Green Street. Video.  Jamaica Plain, MA.  

COLLABORATIONS
20O6           Merce Cunningham Dance Company, eyeSpace, decor and costume
                    design, (The Joyce Theatre), New York, NY.

COLLECTIONS
DeCordova Museum
Fidelity Investments
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Wellington Management
The Walker Art Center
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
HKJB Blog: Henry Samelson, May 16, 2013.
Valerie Brennan, Studio Critical: Henry Samelson, April 5, 2012.
Paul Behnke, Structure and Imagery, Studio Visit: Henry Samelson, June 21, 2011.
Joshua Abelow, Artblog: Henry Samelson, October 15, 2010
KCLOG, Henry Samelson @ Sunday L.E.S., September 9, 2008.
Robert Greskovic, "Merce Cunningham's Marvels of Movement", The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2006.
Deborah Jowett, "The Dance of Chance", The Village Voice, October 13, 2006.
John Rockwell, "You’ll Take the Dance You’re Given, but You Can Call the Tune ", New York Times, October 11, 2006.
C. Sean Horton, “Miller Block: Cartoon Physics”, Art New England, June/July 2003.
Cate McQuaid, “Cartoon Physics”, The Boston Globe, February 28, 2003.
Christopher Millis, “New Faces On Newbury Street,” The Boston Phoenix, July 19, 2002.
Exhibition Catalogue, “The Chicken Show”, Boston Center For The Arts, July 2001.
Cate McQuaid, “Henry Samelson: Paintings,” The Boston Globe, January 4, 2001.

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS
2004           Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship.  The School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
2002           St. Botolph Society Foundation Grant In Aid.
2002-2003  Graduate Full Fellowship.  The School of the Museum of Fine Arts.  
2000           Dana Pond Grand Prize.  The School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

 

 
 
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