b. 1983 Detroit, MI
lives and works in Detroit, MI

chris@christophersamuels.com

2010 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Northend Studios Gallery, Detroit, MI
new works & short films, Popps Packing Gallery, Detroit, MI

2011
self-titled, Northend Studios Gallery, Detroit, MI

2010
Cells, organs, families, flocks, notes, schools, tones and sequences, Cave Gallery, Detroit, MI
MONA Annex Space, Detroit, MI
Show The Insides, Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI

2009
as is, as it is now, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI

Two-Person Exhibitions

2015
Christopher Samuels & Ian Swanson, The Java Project, NY

2011
Christopher Samuels & Ian Swanson, PCCA, Rochester, MI

2009
Christopher Samuels, Lindsey Yeo; recent perks, Org Contemporary, Detroit, MI
Collected Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens, MI (Collab w/ Ian Swanson)
The Debt Collective, Cass Gallery, Detroit, MI (Collab w/ Ian Swanson)

Group Exhibitions

2017
67 Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Re:View Gallery, Detroit, MI

2014
Re:View Gallery, Detroit, MI
Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
This might not be for now, Cabinet Gallery, NY
Video Center, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

2013
Video Days, Curated by James Cope, Pollock Gallery SMU University, Dallas, TX
Days, Curated by Eli Ping, Brennen & Griffin Gallery, New York, NY
BYOB, Northend Gallery, Detroit, MI

2012
Night Show, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI
What if I take my problem to the United Nations?, Porch Projects, Washington, DC
Lets Talk About Love Baby, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Evidence of Houdini’s Return, Austin Museum of Art - Art House, Austin, TX

2011
Wax Apple, Bodega Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Detroit Muscle: New Aesthetic Trends from the Motor City, Purdue University, IN
Futuro Perfecto, curated by Anthony Allan, Zora Space, NY
Evidence of Love, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
5W-30, Cass Gallery, Detroit, MI

2010
Let's Talk About Love Baby! Chicago Chapter ?Joan Flasch
Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Home Slice, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
10.10.10 Art Meets Technology, District VII, Detroit, MI
Paycheck to Paycheck, The Butcher’s Daughter, Ferndale, MI
New works from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture - Class of 2010, Tompkins Projects, NY
SK10, Skowhegan, ME
Selection From Untitled Television Show, Curated By Jeffrey Tranchell, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
Version 2010, Chicago, IL
This Is Amateur Hour, 285 Quincy Street, New york, NY
Untitled Television Show, Curated By Jeffrey Tranchell, New york, NY
The Art Of The Artist Book; Let's Talk About Love Baby, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

2009
Shameless, Nameless & Recycled, Pencil On Paper Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings, Drawings & Prints by Midwest Artists, Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI
Detroit: Breeding Ground, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI (catalogue)
Walking Distance, 2739 Edwin Gallery, Detroit, MI
Warhol Was Blind, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI
MI Annual XXXV, Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens, MI

2008
Bloodbath City, Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens, MI
Detroit Loves Company, Johanson Charles Gallery, Detroit, MI
Buy This!, Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens, MI
our business is stealing souls... and business is good, Johanson Charles Gallery, Detroit, MI

2007
Institution / Simulacrum, 1354 Division Gallery, Detroit, MI
Warming House, Loft Gallery, Detroit, MI

2006
Rigged, 1354 Division Gallery, Detroit, MI

Awards

2010
Fellowship, Skowhegan School Of Painting And Sculpture

2009
MI Annual XXXV Award (juried)

Visiting Artist Talks

2013
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2010
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Curatorial

2009-2010
Executive Director, Org Contemporary Gallery, detroit, mi

2009
Detroit: Breeding Ground, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI
Reinventing Beauty, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI

Catalog

Detroit Breeding Ground: A Catalog

Bibliography

subtly shifting the environment with tattered domesticity a review of Christopher Samuels at North End Studios, infinitemiledetroit 2013
Christopher Samuels :: New Works and Short Films, Artfizz 2013
Bodega’s Wax Apple is a throwback to an earlier time, 2011
Rachel Reese, Bodega "Wax Apple" BOMBlog, 2011
Doug Harlow, "Skowhegan gets artsy", Morning Sentinal 2010
18er Gold Gallery, "Featured #1: Christopher Samuels", 18ergold.com 2010
Liz Voss, "Making the book, self-publishing works", Crain's detroitmakeithere.com 2010
Woody Miller, “Detroit: Breeding Ground Exhibit Lives On In Print and Video”, thedetroiter.com 2009
Megan Deal, "Detroit: Breeding Ground, a catalog", 2009
Rebecca Mazzei, "Showing us our city, through their eyes" , MetroTimes, 2009
Kelli B. Kavanaugh "Org Contemporary Gallery Takes Up Residence", 2009
Jenna Cashcera, “Objects of our lower middle class”, thedetroiter.com 2009
Megan O'neal, Critics Pick, "Solidarity In Misery", Metrotimes, 2008
Robert Del Valle, "The company we keep", Real Detroit, 2008