Sam Shmith is an Australian photo-media artist based in New York City.
Sam works in a variety of photographic media; pigment, digital type C and dye sublimation prints. His artworks are photo-composites, constructed from the artist’s archive of photographic material which he has accumulated for close to two decades.
Sam was born in London, U.K, in 1980, and moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1982. He graduated from RMIT in 2005 and has lived in New York City since 2012. He has held six solo exhibitions, and has participated in groups exhibitions including Light Works (National Gallery of Victoria, 2012) and Gifted Artists (National Gallery of Australia, 2014). His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, Patrick Corrigan Collection, Murray Art Museum, Artbank, and Macquarise Group Collection.
Sam was the winner of the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize in 2012 and the Patrick Corrigan AM Acquisitive Award in 2009. His work was acquired by the Murray Art Museum in their 2010 National Photography Prize. He been shortlisted for the Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape, the National Photography Prize, the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, the Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual Art, and the Albury Art Prize. Sam has been a recipient of development grants through both the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria.