Sam Moyer, Installation view, BLUM Los Angeles, 2023

Sam Moyer

Sam Moyer

Circle of Confusion

November 4 – December 16, 2023
Los Angeles


Sam Moyer (b. 1983, Chicago, IL) explores themes of nature in collision with the constructed world, creating dynamic compositions that put found materials to work alongside the hand made. Maintaining a practice that cross-pollinates the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and photography, she often employs media in ways that extend beyond their expected application. Engaging balance, humor, and chance, and treating light as an essential physical property, Moyer reframes the painted surface as a sculptural field that teeters between figuration and abstraction, creating an illusion and revealing its mechanics.

Moyer lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and her MFA from Yale University. Her work has been featured in museum solo exhibitions including at the Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn (2023), and the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2024). Moyer has also exhibited at the Bass Museum, Miami; the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; the Drawing Center, New York; the FLAG Art Foundation, New York; the Hill Art Foundation, New York; LAND, Los Angeles; MoMA PS1, Queens; the Parrish Art Museum, New York; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; and White Flag Projects, St. Louis. Moyer’s large-scale outdoor sculpture Doors for Doris (2020), commissioned by Public Art Fund, was on view in the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park, New York from September 2020 through October 2021. Moyer’s work is featured in prominent public collections, including the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts; the Morgan Library & Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris. In 2023, Rizzoli Electa published the first monograph on Moyer’s work, with contributions by authors Kaitlyn Greenidge, Scout Hutchinson, Renaud Proch, and Ross Simonini. 

Selected Works


Sam Moyer: Ferns Teeth | Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY


Vogue | Married Artists Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer Mount Simultaneous Shows—and Live to Tell All about It


Flaunt | BLUM Gallery: Tom Anholt, Simphiwe Ndzube, and Sam Moyer


Cultured: Artists Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer Reveal Their Two-Person Exhibition in Montauk


Eddie Martinez + Sam Moyer | South Etna Montauk Foundation, Montauk, NY


Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez: Sculpture in the Garden | Landcraft Garden Foundation, Mattituck, NY


Related Publications

Sam Moyer

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