Sam Van Aken Bio

Samvanaken 150Sam Van Aken is an installation and new media artist. His works have been presented at numerous venues including the Portland Art Museum (Maine); Dallas Museum of Art; Project Room in Philadelphia; and Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York. His most recent installation, composed of grafted fruit trees, exhibited at the 2011 Armory Show by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts has been recognized in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Art in America among other publications. Van Aken has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Maine Arts Commission Fellowship, and both the Association of Art Museum Curators award and the Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the Portland Art Museum Biennial. Van Aken is an associate professor and the director of the Sculpture Program at Syracuse University. He is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York, NY.