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Birthplace
San Francisco bay area

Lives in
Brooklyn

Works in
Brooklyn

Website

Schools
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA Art, BA History of Art & Visual Culture

Tags
conceptual, abstract, photography, landscape, video-art, installation

Bio/CV

BIO


sam branan graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011, having earned two bachelors degrees and several awards and scholarships for art and art historical research. While open to using any and all media as appropriate for the project, the artist is especially interested in photographic- and installation-based work. In addition to making, sam branan is concerned with the exhibition of art and artifacts, particularly with the politics of representation within institutions and display arenas. sam branan is presently pursuing both commercial and personal work.

Born and raised in the San Francisco bay area; currently living and working in Brooklyn.

 

CV


sam branan

sambranan.com | hello@sambranan.com

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Museum Educator, Museum of the Moving Image — Astoria, NY August 2012-present

Digital Technician, Skink Ink Fine Art Printing — Brooklyn, NY August 2012-present

Summer Instructor, Curious Jane — Brooklyn, NY May 2012-August 2012

Course Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA 2011-2012

Digital Facility Monitor, Digital Arts Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA 2011-2012

Gallery Volunteer, Sesnon Gallery — Santa Cruz, CA 2011-2012

Digital Imaging and Photography Intern, Museum of the Moving Image — Astoria, NY June 2011-August 2011

Curator, Our Threads of Allegiance: World War II in Santa Cruz & Abroad, Museum of Art & History @ the McPherson Center — Santa Cruz, CA 2011

Teaching Assistant, Darkroom Practices, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA March 2011-June 2011

Darkroom Facility Monitor, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA 2010-2011

Board Member, UCSC Photo Sale — Santa Cruz, CA 2010-2011

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Art, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011

Bachelor of Arts, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Porter College Art Department Scholarship, 2009, 2010

Summer Session UCSC Grant, 2010

UC Santa Cruz Grant, 2009, 2010, 2011

Irwin Project Grant, 2010, 2011

Dean’s Honors List, 2010, 2011

History of Art & Visual Culture Rebele Award, 2011

EXHIBITIONS

Quarterly Open Studios, Elena Baskin Center for the Visual Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA 2009-2011

Special Topics: Documentary Photography, Elena Baskin Center for the Visual Arts Mini Galleries, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA November 2010

$21 & Under Show, Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios — Santa Cruz, CA December 2010

Suburban Connotations,  Elena Baskin Center for the Visual Arts Mini Galleries, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA January 2011

Women, Art, and the Body, UCSC Women’s Center, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA February-March 2011

Perceived Places, Photo Room I-200, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA May 2011

First Friday Art Tour, Cellar Door — Santa Cruz, CA June-July 2011

Perceptions of Space, Chancellor’s Suite, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA September 2011-January 2012

Second Chancellor’s Art Show, Chancellor’s Suite, University of California, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA January 2012-March 2012

Studio Party 1, The Parlor Room — Brooklyn, NY September 2012

Recent Exhibits

sam branan participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2012 Introductions
Trestle Gallery
 
Dec, 2012 Introductions
Trestle Gallery
 
Sep, 2011 Perceptions of Space
Chancellor's Suite, University of California, Santa Cruz
 
Jun, 2011 First Friday June 2011
Cellar Door
 
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