Selected Work




  • 1987 Yale School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT, M.F.A.
  • 1985 University of Texas at El Paso, B.F.A.
  • 1981 UCLA School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Sam Reveles The Impossibility of Measuring Our Connectivity, The Armory Show: Pier 94, New York, NY
  • 2013 Sam Reveles – Aran: New Paintings and Drawings, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 2012 At the Pale. New Paintings and Drawings, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2010 Sam Reveles: Juarez Paintings,  Dunn and Brown Contemporary,  Dallas,  TX
  • 2008 Seedbed, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007 ‘Tilth’, New Paintings , Dunn and Brown, Contemporary, Dallas, TX
  • 2006 ‘English Cantos and Portable Demons’, New Paintings and Drawings , Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
  • 2005 New Paintings, CRG Gallery, NY
  • 2003 Sam Reveles Dissolution: New Works on Paper, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
  • 2002 Recent Work by Sam Reveles: Dissolution Direction Drawing, El Paso
  • Museum of Art, El Paso, TX. September 22 – January 12, 2003
  • 2001 Sam Reveles: Subtle Body, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
  • 1999 Sam Reveles, Recent Works, September 28 – October 30, 1999, Anthony
  • Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Sam Reveles: Recent Paintings and Drawings, April 22 – June 20, 1999, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (catalogue)
  • Sam Reveles, Recent Paintings & Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • 1998 Sam Reveles, New Work, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Sam Reveles – Drawings Exhibition, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, Curated by Cornelia Homburg (catalogue)
  • 1997 New Paintings and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 1996 Saints, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1995 New Saints Paintings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1994 New Paintings, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1993 The Codex Paintings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992 Skull Rack Paintings, Lisson Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

  • 2014Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas
  • Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self Portraits, Art Museum of Southeast Texas,  Beaumont, Texas
  • 2013Drawings Group Show, JIM Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2011New Variations,  Talley Dunn Gallery,  Dallas, Texas
  • 200910th Anniversary Exhibition,  Dunn and Brown Contemporary,  Dallas, Texas
  • 2008Something New,  Dunn and Brown Contemporary,  Dallas, Texas
  • 2007Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part 1, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006Action Precision, Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY
  • 2005LAND, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
  • 2004Emma Hill Fine Art, Eagle Gallery, London, UK
  • 2003Invitational Exhibition & Auction for the Colony Room Club, The Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London, UK
  • “What’s it worth!”, Colony Room Club, London, UK
  • Drawn 2B Alive, Hales Gallery, London, UK
  • Works on Paper: Gallery artists and by invitation, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporayr, Dallas, TX
  • Burning Desires: Acquisitions 1997-2001, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
  • 2001Roundup: Selected Works from Friends of the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
  • 1999Changing Nature: New Visions and Imagined Lands, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
  • Stuff, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Jeanne Dunning
  • 1998Commitment to Image: Figurative Painting in the 90’s, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX
  • Wall Paper, Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY
  • Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
  • 1997Painting Exhibition, Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO
  • 1995The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • 1996Homecoming, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX
  • New Acquisitions, Centro De Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
  • 1995The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • New York Artists, Jim Schmidt Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO
  • 1994Clem Crosby, Robert Hunter, Peter Joseph, Alex Landrum, Jason Martin,
  • Sam Reveles, New Paintings, Lisson Gallery, London
  • Rhythm Bouquet, Gavin Brown, Curated by Corrine Robbins, New York, NY
  • A Floor In A Building In Brooklyn, Richard Anderson Gallery, Curated by Chuck Close, New York, NY
  • 1993Medium is the Medium, Barbara Toll, New York, NY
  • 1992Robert Wilson, Julian Lethbridge, Sam Reveles, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY
  • Matthew Barney, Sam Reveles, Nancy Rubins, Stein Gladstone, New York, NY
  • Drawings, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988New Talent/New Haven, Portia Harcus Gallery, Boston, MA

Benefit Exhibitions

  • 1999Two By two for Aids and Art, Benefit for amfAR & The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  • 1995New Museum Benefit Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • Red Windows Project, Barney’s, New York, NY
  • Minority Scholarship Benefit for Little Red Schoolhouse, New York
  • 1993AMFAR Benefit, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • BOMB Magazine Benefit, Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY
  • Performance Space Drawing Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1990S.W. AIDS Coalition Benefit, University of Texas at El Paso


  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis
  • The Dallas Musuem of Art, Dallas
  • El Paso Museum of Art
  • Microsoft Corporation, Seattle
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Centro De Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
  • Paine Webber Group, New York
  • American Express Corporation, Minneapolis


  • 2013Cill Rialaig Arts Centre Artist Residency,  Ballinskelligs, Co., Kerry,  Ireland
  • 2010 Ballinglen Arts Foundation Artist’s Fellowship Program, Ballycastle, co. Mayo, Ireland
  • 1998 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award for Painting from The American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1994 Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Grants (Chairman, Jasper Johns)
  • 1986 Yale School of Art, Norfolk Art Program, Teaching Assistant Award
  • 1985 Ford Foundation Minority Grants


  • 2013“A Conversation: Sam Reveles by New American Paintings”, May 21, 2013
    Interview by Arthur Pena
  • 2010Hearst, Alison  “Sam Reveles: Juarez Paintings”  Art Lies  , May 21, 2010
  • Mattingly, June  “Dunn and Brown Contemporary’s Show up through June
    19, 2010”,  Modern Dallas
  • 2006Cohen, David, The Afterlife of an Ideal, NY Sun, June 29, 2006
  • 2005 Muller, Stephen. Gay City News, January, p.21
  • The New Yorker, February 7
  • 2003Hubbard, Sue. The Independent, Arts Section, Nov. 4, p. 55
  • 1999Kutner, Janet. Review, ARTnews, April, p.125-126, ill.
  • D’Souza, Aruna. Review, Art in America, April, p. 141, ill.
  • Kutner, Janet. Review, Dallas Morning News, February 9.
  • Kalil, Susie. Abstraction Made Personal, Houston Press, May 20.
  • 1998Daniel, Jeff. Review, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 14.
  • 1997Wakefield, Neville. “Three to Watch,” Elle Décor, Dec., p. 62
  • 1996Pagel, David. Frieze, Issue 28, May, p. 71-72
  • Castle, Frederick Ted. Review, Review, Volume 1, Number 2, May, p. 3
  • 1995Pagel, David. Review, Los Angeles Times, “Powerful Thrills” Thursday December 21, p. F14, calendar section
  • 1994Drolet, Owen. Flash Art, November/December, p. 96, ill.
  • Yablonsky, Linda. Art Forum, November, p. 88, ill.
  • Saltz, Jerry. “A Year in the Life: The Tropic of Painting,” Art in America, October.
  • Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: A Floor in a Building in Brooklyn,” The New York Times, July 22, p. C24
  • 1993Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, “Solo Quintet” Thursday May 27, p. F5
  • Saltz, Jerry. “10 Artists of the 90’s,” Art & Auction, May.
  • 1992Flessig, Peter. City Limits, April 29.
  • Nargi, Lela. New York Perspectives, June 12.
  • Cotter, Holland. The New York Times, “Group Show-Matthew Barney, Sam Reveles,
  • Nancy Rubins” July 10, p.C28
  • Saltz, Jerry. “Spotlight: Sam Reveles,” Flash Art, November/December, p. 96
  •  Saltz, Jerry. “Matthew Barney, Sam Reveles, Nancy Rubins,” Flash Art News, November/December, p. 96

Sam Reveles was born (1958) and raised in El Paso, Texas. He lives & works in New York.


Painters’ Table May 30, 2013
The New Yorker Sam Reveles February 07, 2005
Gay City News Good Scribbling January 01, 2005
Houston Press ABSTRACTION MADE PERSONAL May 20, 1999
Art in America Sam Reveles at CRG April 01, 1999


Sam Reveles