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b. 1982, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL


EDUCATION
2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2010 M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 B.F.A., Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015
Pattern Structures , Samantha Bittman, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Material Data , Johannson Projects, Oakland, CA

2014
Number Cruncher, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY
Razzle Dazzle , Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
Soft Counting , Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Material Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Mexico City, MEXICO

2013
Repeat(s), Flash Atölye, Izmir, TURKEY
Samantha Bittman and Gabriel Pionkowski, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011
Perceptual Notions, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
Happiness by the Pool, Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL

2010
Samantha Bittman, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Project Space, Chicago, IL
New Work (Two-person exhibition with Amie Cunat), Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Pattern Recognition, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL (upcoming)
Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL (upcoming)
Spaghetti Code, Viewing Room, Los Angeles, CA

2015
UNTITLED. Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz, Miami Beach, FL
Fiber Optic, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
EXPO Chicago, Andrew Rafacz, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
#Bemispainters: 1985-2015, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Abstraction: A Visual Language, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Yin Yang, Hand Job Gallery Store / 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY
Ducks, Minotaur, Los Angeles, CA
Between a Place and Candy, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, NY
Over Under, Lula Café, Chicago, IL
Loominosity, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY
Inaugural Group Show, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
Formal / Formal / Loose / Painting, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Mossy Cloak, curated by Third Object, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

2014
UNTITLED. Art Fair,Andrew Rafacz, Miami Beach, FL
A Painting Show, The Gallery Vault, St. Cloud, MN
Rocket Run, Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE
EXPO Chicago, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
All of Us Together, Guererro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Material Matters, NEIU Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
Conversations, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
New Tenets in Geometric Abstraction, Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago, IL
Between A Place and Candy: Pattern, Repetition, and Motif, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY
PSAD National Painting Invitational, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY
Azettagh, OUTLET, Brooklyn, NY

2013
UNTITLED. Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz, Miami, FL
Eminent Domain A, Maquis Projects, Izmir, TURKEY
Being a Woman in an All Woman Show, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Swim Team, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
July Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Get Off the Lawn, Parade Ground, New York, NY
Artwork6, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2012
Taste, Small Black Door, Queens, NY
Artadia Finalists, EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Where My Cones At?, Double Break, San Diego, CA and POVevolving, Los Angeles, CA
Small Work Show, Columbia University, New York, NY
San Francisco Art Fair, Thomas Robertello Gallery, San Francscio, CA
Fibers, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
New Formalisms 2, 65Grand, Chicago, IL

2011
Painted, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
S.I.N. Strength In Numbers, Skowhegan 2011, SCOPE, Miami, FL
Bauhaus Now, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Reformation 2011, Somerset County Jail, Skowhegan, ME
Either/Or/Both, threewalls, Chicago, IL
Art Santa Fe, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
Art Chicago, Zolla / Liebermann Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small(er) Works Show, Manifest Gallery, Chicago, IL
WWWp2, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
Repertoire, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Loom: on around and through, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Pocket, Cart Watch, Puerto Rico
A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
The Power of Selection, Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Laughing as a Young Man, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Twos, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Geometrically Speaking, Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Fickle Existence, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
You’re Not Making Art, Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL
Quarterly #3: Stay in your Lane!, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
Gallery C&A: An Evening of Art and Jazz, Union League, Chicago, IL
Pattern Recognition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Are you in or Out, California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA
Midnite Snacks, 1366 Space, Chicago, IL

2008
RISD NYC Alumni Biennial, The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2005
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY (with International Fashion Machines, Inc.)

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2015
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Open Residency, Deer Isle, ME

2013
Bemis Artist Residency, Omaha, NE

2012
Artadia Award, Chicago

2011
Skowhegan Fellowship

2010
Ox-Bow Residency and scholarship funded by Joan Mitchell Foundation, Saugatuck, MI
Sanskriti Artist Residency, New Delhi, INDIA
George and Ann Siegel Graduating Fellowship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation 2010 Visual Arts Competition, Honorable Mention, Chicago, IL

2009
Virgene Hawthorne Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2008
SAIC Incentive Scholarship, Chicago, IL
George and Isabel Brown Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
World Less Traveled Grant, Travel to Marfa, TX, Chicago, IL

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015
Alan Pocaro, “Abstraction: A Visual Language / Rhona Hoffman Gallery”, Newcity Art,, Jun. 30
Kimberly Chun, “Samantha Bittman gives textiles a modern twist in ‘Material Data’”, SF Gate, Jun. 24
Kate Liebman, “Between a Place and Candy: New Works in Pattern, Repetition, and Motif”, Brooklyn Rail, Jun. 3
Leora Lutz, ”Systematic Materiality: The Artists Changing Painting and Drawing with Textiles”, Artslant, Jun. 1
Marco Mancuso, Samantha Bittman: Material Data, Digicult, May
Oakland Art Enthusiast, “Samantha Bittman, Material Data”, at Johansson Projects, May 14
Debbie Carlos and Deborah Shapiro, “Studio Visit”, Sight Unseen, Apr. 27
James Panero, Gallery Chronicle, New Criterion, Apr.
Nick New Knowlton, “Review: Formal Loose Painting”, Newcity Art, Mar. 8
Paula McCambridge, “Left Field Hosts 35 Artists in it’s First Exhibit”, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Mar. 2
James Yood, “Critic’s Picks, 2014 Top 10 Lists”, Art LTD, Jan. 2015

2014
Kate Siersputkowski, “Best of 2014: Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States”, Hyperallergic, Dec. 26
Scott Indrisek, “Afros, Abstraction, and Photographic Experimentation at Untitled”, Blouin Artinfo, Dec. 3
Francesca Capone, “Razzle Dazzle: Samantha Bittman”, Textile Arts Center Blog, Oct. 22
Jason Faumburg, “Four Rising Stars to Invest in Now”, Chicago Magazine, Sept.
Kari Lorenson, “Interview: Samantha Bittman”, Knotwe, July
Julia Sinelnikova, “Fibers is the New Black”, Bushwick Daily, Feb. 13
Ashleigh Dye and Kate Sierzputowski, “Samantha Bittman’s Patterned Prototypes”, Inside\Within
Michael Milano, “Beyond the Surface”, Surface Design Journal

2013
Jason Andrew, “After the Miami Art Fairs: 9 Artists to Watch”, Hyperallergic, Dec. 13
Robert Burnier, “Dusk is Dawn is Day”, Bad At Sports, Aug. 19
“Conversation with Arthur Pena”, New American Paintings Blog, July
Steven Zevitas, “Must-See Painting Shows: June”, Huffington Post
Kelly Rokowski, “Eye Candy: Samantha Bittman”, Sight Unseen, Apr. 11
Matthew Shen Goodman, “Get Off the Lawn”, The Brooklyn Rail, Apr. 3

2012
New American Paintings, No. 101, Mid-West Edition, Aug.
Site95, “Featured Artist: Samantha Bittman”, Jun. 18
Abhilasha Singh, “Samantha Bittman: On our Chicago Watchlist”, ArtSlant Chicago, Mar. 5
Chris Miller, “Review: New Formalisms 2 / 65Grand” , NewCity Art, Jan. 31

2011
Lauren Weinberg, “Samantha Bittman at Thomas Robertello Gallery”, TimeOut Chicago, Jan. 18
Elly Fishman, “Juxtaposition Always Makes Me Dizzy”, Chicago Reader, Dec. 22
Abraham Ritchie, “Samantha Bittman: Perceptual Notions”, Flavorpill, Dec
Alpesh Kantilal Patel, “Don’t Get High on Your Own Supply, Artforum.com / critics’ picks, Nov.
Chris Miller, “Bauhaus Now / Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art”, New City Art, Oct. 25
Paul Germanos, “Editorial: After Minimalism in Chicago the Summer of 2011”, Chicago Critical, Jul. 22
Steve Ruiz, “Production Values”, ArtSlant Chicago, Jul. 4
Bill, Samantha Bittman, Beautiful Decay, Apr. 7
Jeriah Hildwine & Stephanie Burke, “Monday Morning Quarterback”, Art Talk Chicago, Feb. 18 – 19
Don Grigas, “Artist Comes Home to Display Talents”, The Suburban Life, Feb. 17
Sandy Illian Bosch, “Textile work challenges art’s categories”, The Doings, Hinsdale, Feb. 17
Sara Clarkson, “Happiness by Pool show welcome contrast to snow”, The Doings, Feb. 10

2010
Lauren Viera, “Turquoise a Bright Spot Amid Gloom”, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 3
Lauren Weinberg, “Open Season, Issue 294”, TimeOut Chicago, Oct. 14 – 20
Thea Liberty Nichols, “Stay in You Lane!”, ArtSlant Chicago, Aug. 2010
Lauren Weinberg, “Stay in Your Lane!, Issue 284”, TimeOut Chicago, Aug. 5 – 11
Jeriah Hildwine & Stephanie Burke, “Monday Morning Quarterback”, Art Talk Chicago, July 16 & 17
New American Paintings, No. 87, MFA Edition, May

2009
Kelly Reaves, “Fresh Paint”, Gapers Block, Nov. 9


VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURES
Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
Lecture, Textile Technology Group, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014
Lecture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, 2013
Lecture, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2013
Visiting Artist, Stitchy, Chicago, IL, 2012
Visiting Artist, Software for the Analog Studio Class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012
Lecture, Department of Painting, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL, 2012
Lecture, Department of Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Low-Res MFA Program, Fall 2015-
Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Textiles, Fall 2014-Current
Lecturer, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Fibers, Spring 2012-Spring 2014
Instructor, “The Woven Pattern”, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Summer 2013