Drawing parallels between explorer and artist, Samuel Rowlett makes work that utilizes the materials and techniques of traditional painting through which to explore forms and concepts of various social and natural environments.
Samuel Rowlett has exhibited his work widely, including exhibitions at MASS MoCA’s kidspace/teenspace in North Adams, MA; Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, New York, NY; The Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Portland, OR; VU Gallery at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; The Gallery of the University of Texas Arlington, TX; Museum of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA and Nuit Blanche Art Festival, Toronto, Canada. Rowlett’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The New York Observer, The Hartford Courant, Hyperallergic, Connecticut Public Radio, Canadian Art Magazine, and on the cover of “C Magazine” Canada.
Professor Rowlett holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, and has received fellowships and residencies from Yale University School of Art, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Vermont Studio Center, Canada Council for the Arts, and is the recipient of two Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. In 2015 he received a Certificate of Recognition in the Arts from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Rowlett has taught workshops at Yale University, Amherst College, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Northern Vermont University, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Rowlett has delivered lectures on his work at the Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts, the Arts Center of the Capital Region of New York, The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, and the College Art Association National Conference. Rowlett has curated exhibitions at venues such as Yale School of Art’s Green Gallery, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Teenspace, ArtSpace New Haven, Fountain Street Gallery Boston, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, and the Art Students League of New York. Born in Leicester, England, now based in Western Massachusetts, Rowlett is Associate Professor of Art and Art Gallery and Exhibitions Director at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.
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M.F.A., Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art
B.F.A., General Fine Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism