Sam Reveles was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He received a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1985, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1987. Since his first solo show at the Lisson Gallery in London in 1992, Reveles has widely exhibited his work in such venues such as the Whitney Biennial, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. He has been awarded a Ford Foundation Minority Grant, A Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Grant, and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award for Painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Reveles is currently represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas and CRG Gallery in New York City. His work has been acquired by many public and private collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Hammer Museum, the St. Louis Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, the Howard Rachofsky Collection, and the Centro De Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City respectively.
Sam is recently back from a trip to the west coast of Ireland which had a subtle yet profound effect on him and his work. He was especially taken by the Aran Islands; the historical resonances which echo back many centuries as well as the elemental energy of this unique landscape. A writer writing about this same area talks about "the infinity of ways of looking". Sam started some works in Ireland and he plans to continue this project during his residency at CentralTrak this Fall.
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