Sam Vernon (b. 1987, New York, USA) earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine, Farmington; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA and at Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada. Vernon lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Sam Vernon – Ghosts, 2009
Pen and ink, xeroxed