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Sam Winston

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B. 1978


Solo exhibitions

(2014) ‘Sam Winston: Drawing on Memory’ Miami FL; Alejandra von Hartz Gallery

(2012) ‘Birth-day - Sam Winston’ solo show, London: Royal Festival Hall 

(2010)   ‘Sam Winston    –   New  Works’. London: Redchurch  Street         

(2009) ‘The Name In The Flower’. London: The Courtauld Library

(2008) ‘Scuola Internazionale Di Grafica: Open Remarks’. Venice: Galleria

(2007) ‘Volume’. London: National Poetry Library, The Southbank Centre

(2007) ‘Think Global, Act Local’. Tokyo Japan: The North Face Harajuku

(2006) ‘COMME Des GARCONS, In Other Words’. Hong Kong: Guerilla Store

(2004) ‘A Dictionary Exhibition’. London: The Gallery at Pentagram


Group Shows

(2014) ‘A Book Between Two Stools’;Bruxelles:Boghossian Foundation 

(2013)  ‘Memory Palace’ London- V&A Museum

(2013) ‘Cabinet de curiosite’; Paris; Christie’s 

(2012) ‘Diamond Leaves: Artist Books from Around the World’  Beijing, China: Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum 

(2011) ‘Incidental Data’; Sydney: UTS Gallery

(2011) ‘Noise Field’; Miami: Dorsch Gallery

(2011)  ‘Fractal     11’ :  Medellín, Colombia

(2011)  ‘If  These  Walls  Could  Talk’  :Los Angeles,  Marine  - Contemporary   art  salon         

(2010) ‘Experimental  Graphic Artists;  Sam  Winston  &  The  Luxury of Protest  Exhibition’  Japan: +81 Gallery+Lab                                      

(2010) ‘Wordplay’, New York Times building, New York

(2010) ‘Sei Paesaggi Significativi’ Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Venice, Italy 

(2009) ‘Interrobang’ Space gallery, Portland ME

(2009) ‘X LIBRIS: The Re-Purposed Book’ Minneapolis, MN

(2009) ‘International Book Art Exhibition’. Cheong-Ju, South Korea: Cheong-Ju Arts Centre

(2008) ‘Contemporary Art Society ARTfutures: 2008’. London: The Bloomberg Space

(2008) ‘You Silently Two: Image-Object-Text’. London: The Courtauld Library 

(2007) ‘East Wing Collection 7: Culture Bound’. London: The Courtauld Institute of Art

(2006)‘The ICA Artists Book Fair’. London: The Institute of Contemporary Arts

(2005) ‘Bow Arts: The Book Show’. London: The Nunnery 

(2005) ‘Contemporary Art Society ARTfutures: 2005’. London: Contemporary Art Society (2005) ‘New Blood At Circle Press’. London: The Gallery at Pentagram

Collections & Libraries

United Kingdom

Tate Gallery, London, UK.

The British Library, London, UK.

Victoria & Albert museum, London, UK. National Poetry Library, London, UK. Courtuald Institute of Art, London UK The Wordsworth Trust, UK.

Soho House, London UK


Bibliothèque Nationale de France FR

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek GER

Museum Meermanno, Den Haag NL

Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, GER

United States 


Getty Research Institute, Los Angleas CA

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry

The Clark Art Institute,    MA                      

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 

Columbia University, NYC

San Francisco Center for the Book USA

Boston Anthenaeum MA USA

Toledo Museum of  Art, OH                      


University of Cambridge - Clare College. Beyound the Marigns , UK.

Courtuald Institute of Art - Inside Out Festival: In conversation with Marina Warner 

Univecity of Essex - In conversation with Marina Warner - You silently, UK

Frederic W. Goudy Lecture 2009 - Sam Winston & Ron King - Scripps College, Claremont, California USA

Talks/Visiting Lecturer

Camberwell College of Art, London - MA & BA (hons) / Graphic Design 2002 - 2011

Central StMartins - MA Communication Design

Royal College of Art, London - MA Communication Arts 2005 - 2007

Honigman, A. (2009-10)Word Up, ‘Twin’. Vol. 1, p. 52

Hausermann, T. (2008) Gallery, ‘IDPure’. Vol. 16, Sept/Oct/Nov, p. 46

Ishima, K, Nahoko, M. (2007) The Root of The Work, ‘+81 Plus Eighty One’. Vol. 7, Set/Oct/Nov, p. 89

Joyce, J. (2007) Reading Joyce, ‘The Creator Studio’. Vol. 10, October, p. 74

McQuirk, J. (2008) Hang, ‘Icon’ Vol. 64, October, p. 189

Recent Exhibits

Sam Winston participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 Fragmentations and Other Parables
Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery
Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery
Mar, 2014 A Book Between Two Stools
Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery
Jun, 2013 Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace
Victoria and Albert Museum
Sep, 2012 New Acquisitions
Miami-Dade Public Library System - Main Library
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