BFA, Rhode Island School of Design 2005. MFA, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago 2009. Exhibitions: 65GRAND, Chicago, IL; The Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL; Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; The Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Union League Club, Chicago, IL; Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL; Terrain, Waterloo, ON Canada. Bibliography: Make Magazine, The Patternbase, Sculpture Magazine, ArtLTD, Chicago Magazine, Time Out Chicago.

Personal Statement

Sam Jaffe is a visual artist currently living and working in Chicago, IL. She is represented by 65GRAND in Chicago and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in The Department of Painting and Drawing at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Characterized by toxic color and overstuffed, mutated forms, Jaffe's recent work explores labor, folk and domestic art traditions, ornamentation, collecting behaviors, femininity, humor, and the grotesque fallibility of the human body.


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