Sam Mitchell
Sam Mitchell's signature and 'sensational' portraits 'from the inside out' take a light hearted and subversive look at style, at markers of identity and how popular culture internalises and surfaces in the individual psyche. Her favoured medium - perspex painted from behind - provides a slick industrial flat surface which interacts with the ideas at play in her work,reinforcing the tension between the veneer of the outer character and his or her suggested inner life.

A collector and recycler of found imagery drawn from the Internet, comics, cartoons, graphic novels and old books, Sam also produces drawings and watercolours on recycled paper, pages or covers of old books.

Sam completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2000. Since then she has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is in public collections in New Zealand and in private collections in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Egypt.

In 2010 Sam was the Paramount winner of the Wallace Trust Art Award, which led to her spending six months in New York in 2011 on a residency at the New York's International Studio & Curatorial Program. In 2014 she won the William Hodges Southland Trust Residency in Invercargill and in 2015, the Sarjeant Gallery Tylee Cottage artist residency in Wanganui.

For more information, or a copy of the artist;s CV, please contract the gallery.
'I have been a stranger in a strange land' Exodus
2013
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
'I have been a stranger in a strange land' Exodus
2013
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
'A man has his will - but woman has her way' Holmes, Oliver Wendell
2013
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
'A man has his will - but woman has her way' Holmes, Oliver Wendell
2013
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
Astrid - Astrid Ericsson Lindgren 1707-2002
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 300 x 400 mm
Astrid - Astrid Ericsson Lindgren 1707-2002
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 300 x 400 mm
Black Matter
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 1000 x 1000 mm
Black Matter
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 1000 x 1000 mm
Elevator To The Stars
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 1000 x 1000 mm
Elevator To The Stars
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 1000 x 1000 mm
Lewis & Clark
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 1000 x 1000 mm
Lewis & Clark
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 1000 x 1000 mm
William Mouiton Marston 1941
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
William Mouiton Marston 1941
2015
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
Alice Neel, 1900-1984
2019
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 600 x 680 mm
Alice Neel, 1900-1984
2019
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 600 x 680 mm
Tove Jansson, 1914-2001
2019
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 600 x 680 mm
Tove Jansson, 1914-2001
2019
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 600 x 680 mm
Elaine De Kooning
2020
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
Elaine De Kooning
2020
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm

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Emmy Bridgwater
2020
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm
Emmy Bridgwater
2020
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex, 400 x 300 mm