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Sam McEwen is a British American artist. As a young painter, she left London for New York to gain early acclaim in what was the heyday of N.Y.'s art scene in the eighties. Singled out for her talent, she was represented by Tony Shafrazi alongside Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, James Nares, James Brown.

McEwen's work focuses on colour and forms through representations and interpretations of nature. Her large scale canvases range from a figurative narrative to abstract depictions.

The artist is currently working in London, UK.

Born 1960, London England
Education Educated UK
Sarah Lawrence College US
School of Visual Arts NY US
One Man Shows 2019 Bower Paintings 2019, Generation and Display, London
  2014 New Work, Hartnoll and Daughter, London
  2011 Open Studio, London
  2010 VERY UP&CO London, London
  2003 Garland Paintings, Mark Wilson Gallery, London
  1994 Groucho Club, London
  1987 Galarie Beau Lezard, Paris
  1987 Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
  1985 Galarie Beau Lezard, Paris
  1984 Galarie Beau Lezard, Paris
Group Exhibitions 2019 Botanics
Tristan Hoare, London
  2017 Flora Goodwin
Recent Work
8 Female British Contemporary Artists
November 2017
  2017 MoMA October 2017
Club 57
Film, Performance and Art in the East Village 1978 - 1983
  2015 A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense - A Portrait of Robert Fraser
Pace Gallery, London
  2014 Duro Olowu: More Materials - Salon 94 Bowery, New York
As Ithers See Us, Birthplace of Robert Burns Museum, Ayrshire, Scotland
  2011 Riflemaker Veiwing Room, London
  2010 House of Fairy Tales, St Ives
Peter Blake, Damian Hirst, Sam McEwen Paul Stolper, London
  2009 House of Fairy Tales, London
Mark Wilson Gallery, London
  2008 Concrete and Glass, Curated by Flora Fairbairne
Studio Project Show, Acava Project Space
Mark Wilson Gallery, London
  2007 Mark Wilson Gallery, London
  2006 Mark Wilson Gallery, London
  2005 Mark Wilson Gallery, London
Uscha Pohl Gallery, NY
  2004 Mark Wilson Gallery, London
  2003 Mark Wilson Gallery, London
Great Western Studios Open Studios, London
  1993 Acava, Studio Exhibition, London
  1989 Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, 'American Rainbow'
Fun Radio, 'Magazine Exhibition of Contemporary Art'
Beau Lezard Sud, 'Bruno Schmidt and Samantha McEwen'
Galerie J Mitterand, 'Contemporary Sculpture'
  1987 Galerie Yves Lambert, Paris, 'Benefit Exhibition for Aids'
  1986 Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 'James Nares, Samantha McEwen and Zadik Zadikian'
  1985 Artmart, New York, 'Works on Paper'
Saiaye Bronson Centre, Toronto, Canada
Galerie Christian Cheneau, Paris
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Artmart, New York
Coupole, Paris, 'Les Pilliers de la Coupole', organised by Galerie Beau Lezard
  1984 Artmart, New York
Pittsburgh Center for The Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
'New Attitudes: Paris/New York'
Khiva Gallery, San Francisco
Miami Library System, Miami, Florida, 'New World Show'
  1983 Galerie Beau Lezard, Paris
Langton Gallery, London
Hyppodrome d'Auteul, 'Ricochet', organised by Galerie Beau Lezard
Exhibition of banners in the courtyard of the Louvre, Paris
'Mode et Peintures au Louvre', organised by Galerie Beau Lezard
Commissions 2007 Royal Parks, Deck chair Commission
  2006 Renshaw Hiscox Architects
  2000 Woody's Nightclub and Restaurant, paintings in restaurant
  2004 Simon Finch Rare Books
  1997 Jigsaw, Tokyo
Fiva Paintings
Carpet design

Interior collaboration with JAM
Normans Restaurant, Leeds
  1989 Tante Claire Restaurant, London
  1988 Harvey's Restaurant, London