B. 1984, Oneonta, NY, USA. Lives and works in Beacon, NY, USA.
Sam Friedman is a contemporary American artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His work incorporates landscape and abstract elements with bright colors and shapes. His work moves between representational and abstract depictions with seeming ease and spontaneity.
Born in 1984 in Oneonta, New York, he received his BFA in Commercial Art and Illustration from The Pratt Institute and worked with clients such as Nike and The New York Times and spent his free time painting. As a studio assistant to artist KAWS for many years, Friedman notes this as an important contribution to his development as a contemporary artist.
Friedman has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions including WATERMELONS, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2017); Sam Friedman: Love Songs, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI (2017); and From The Cradle to The Grave (With Josh Sperling), Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Dancing Goddesses, Dio Horia, Mikonos (2018); BEYOND THE STREETS, Gastman, Los Angeles, CA (2018); and SUMMER BREAKS Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (2017).