Samuel Jablon is an artist and poet who lives and works in New York City. Jablon received his MFA from Brooklyn College/CUNY (2013) and his BA from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado (2009). Jablon’s work explores the discursive and sensual visuality of art and poetry and the ways in which these forms serve as sources of disinformation and openness. He has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, The Queens Museum, Hauser & Wirth, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Kitchen, Artists Space, and Yours Mine & Ours. Solo exhibitions include Freight + Volume (NY), Arts + Leisure (NY), and Diane Rosenstein (LA). His work has been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail and others.

Born in Binghamton, NY


MFA Visual Art, Brooklyn College (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY
School of Visual, Media and
Performing Arts

BA Interdisciplinary Studies/Writing and Literature, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied

Solo exhibitions:


Ballon RougeLos Angeles, CA (Curated by Brigitte Mulholland)
Untitled SF, Freight + Volume, San Francisco, CA, (two person booth)

Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles, CA, Over Heard

Freight + Volume, New York, NY, Life is Fine (with catalogue) 
Arts + Leisure, New York, NY, Life is Fine (with catalogue) 

Freight + Volume, New York, NY, WORD:PLAY (with catalogue)

Selected group exhibitions:

Artists Space, New York, NY I Love John Giorno

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL, Weekend (curated by Ezra Johnson)- Forthcoming
YUI Gallery, New York, NY, Totally Untitled (curated by Joanathan De-Decker)
Yours Mine and Ours Gallery, New York, NY, The Roger Ailes Memorial Show
Freight+Volume, New York, NY, The Secret Life of Plants (curated by Jennifer Coates & Nick Lawrence)
Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA, Summer in the City: The Brooklyn Show (curated by David Turchin)
This Friday Next Friday, Brooklyn, NY, Tough
Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Vatic Utterance
The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, The Tyranny of Common Sense Has Reached Its Final Stage (curated by Tomas Vu-Daniel and Rirkrit Tiravanija) 
BOMB Magazine, New York, NY, 36th Spring Gala

David and Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY, Making the Future
Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY (traveled to Givatayim City Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel & Trebisonda Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Perugia, Italy) Tower of Babel
The 8th Floor, New York, NY, When Artists Speak Truth
WhiteBox, New York, NY, #MAKEAMERICAGREATAGAIN (curated by Raul Zamudio, Juan Puntes and Blanca de la Torre)

Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, Storefront TV Season 2 Episode 4: O Me! O Life!
Art In Odd Places, New York, NY, Recall (curated by Sara Reisman and Kendal Henry) 
New MuseumArt In Odd Places, New York, NY, Idea City
BOMB Magazine, New York, NY, 34th Spring Gala
Expo Chicago, Freight+Volume, Chicago, IL
Lodge Gallery, New York, NY, Recalled
Arts + Leisure, New York, NY, Your Bad Self (with catalogue) 
Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY, Material Transaction (curated by Alejandro Jassan)

Queens Museum, Queens, NY, ETERNiDAY
Art In Odd Places, New York, NY, Free
The Kitchen, New York, NY, Benefit Art Auction
Children's Museum of Art, New York, NY, Drawn to Language  
Show Room Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, Le Show des Amis
Life On Mars, Brooklyn, NY, Back to the Future Part 1 (with catalogue) 
Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY, Summer Invitational
PULSE Project, PULSE NY, New York, NY, Poet Sculpture

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Transform The World! Poetry Must Be Made By All! (curated by Kenneth Goldsmith)
Rhombus Space, Brooklyn, NY, Poetry Slam (crurated by Katerina Lanfranco)
Hunter College, Thomas Hunter Project Space, New York, NY, Fracture and Fragmentation
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Poet Sculpture
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, do it (outside) 
HOWL Festival, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY, Soap Box Poets
New Museum, Trust Art, New York, NY, Idea City

WhiteBox, New York, NY, Within Zero, White Box Salutes John Cage
Bowery Poetry Club, Elizabeth Murray Art Wall, New York, NY, Cluster Bomb

Al Bayrouni K30, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Brief Histories 
Flux Factory, Queens, NY, Habitable Spaces
Bowery Poetry Club, Elizabeth Murray Art Wall, New York, NY, Popular Language

Public Projects:

Ideal Glass, New York, NY, OUTDEOMNSOUT (wall painting)
Safe Streets Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. The Circle Project (collaboration with Chuck Webster)
Selected Bibliography:

Boucher, Brian. "See the Brainy, Angry Art of 'The Roqer Ailes Memorial Show' A gaggle of artists give the late Fox News head a satirical sendoff." Artnet News, July 13
Evans, Dayna. "This Gallery Asked Artists to Submit Work Inspired by Roger Ailes and Fox News," The Cut, July 10
Graves, Cassidy Dawn. "A 'Fair' Roger Ailes Memorial, The Secret Life of Plants, and More Art This Week," Bedford + Bowery, July 6
Sutton, Benjamin. "An Exhibition to Mark the End of the Roger Ailes Era The Roger Ailes Memorial Show: Fair and Balanced at Yours Mine & Ours is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the recently deceased Fox News founder," Hyperallergic, July 5
Editors. "9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week," ARTnews, July 3
Farley, Michael Anthony. "This Week's Must-See Art Events: How's About Some Hot Stuff Baby This Evening?" ARTFCITY, July 3
Cascone, Sarah. "The 30 Hottest Group Shows to See in New York This Summer," Artnet News, July 3
Cascone, Sarah. "From ‘dOGUMENTA’ to ‘Seated Ballerina’: 34 Amazing Public Art Shows to See in New York This Summer Jeff Koons, Alex Prager, Marilyn Minter, and more." Artnet News, June 21
Munro, Cait. "Speeding BULLETS: Artist Sam Jablon", BULLET, June 15
Graves, Cassidy Dawn. "Art Openings", Bedford + Bowery, May 22
Farley, Michael Anthony. "This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Reading is Fundamental", ARTFCITY, May 8
Cascone, Sarah. "Editors’ Picks: 10 Things to See in New York This Week", Artnet News, April 10
Farley, Michael Anthony. " This Week's Must-See Art Events: Looming Disasters, Anxiety, Protest", ARTFCITY, April 4

Truax, Stephen. "Samuel Jablon Interview," CRUSHfanzine, September 16
Golden, Dan, "Interview Samuel Jablon," Curator, September, 13
Mylott Manning, Laura. "Interview with Artist Samuel Jablon," Artefuse, September 11
Schiff, Karen."Peace Beyond Words: ‘Tower of Babel’ at Schema Projects," Hyperallergic, May 14
Grunthaner, Jeff. "Paintings that Set Letters and Language Free," Hyperallergic, May 11
Cascone, Sarah. "Editors’ Picks: 8 Art Events to See in New York This Week," Artnet News, May 9
Editors. "Samuel Jablon Life is Fine' at Freight + Volume," ARTnews, May 9
Winstead, Ed, "Samuel Jablon," Interview Magazine, pp.30. April Issue
Kalm, James, "Painters Threesome: Samuel Jablon, Michael Berryhill and Ellen E Rand," James Kalm Rough Cut, April 28
Laster, Paul, "11 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before April 11," ObserverApril 7
Griffin, Rashawn,"An Interview with Samuel Jablon," Whitehot Magazine, April 12
Henry, Adam, "Between seeing and reading, Two Coats of Paint, April 2
Mooney, Tyrrell,"Samuel Jablon Studio Visit," MTV RE:DEFINE, January 25
Freeby, Peter, "Samuel Jablon in Conversation with Peter Freeby," The Coastal Post, January 13

Moran, Justin. "We Went to Expo Chicago 2015, So You Didn’t Have To." BULLET, September 20
Morgan, Tiernan, “ArtRx NYC,” Hyperallergic, June 16
Morgan, Heather, “Studio visit with Samuel Jablon,” Cheap and Plastique, May 18
Holman, Bob, “Samuel Jablon & Stefan Bondell,” Interview, The Brooklyn Rail, pp. 78-79, April Issue

Morse, Trent. “Samuel Jablon at Freight + Volume, Review,” ARTnews, p. 117, December Issue
Frederick, Jeff. “Samuel Jablon, Review,” Art In America, pp. 179-180, November Issue

Buhmann, Stephanie. "Drawn To Language," The Villager, September 25
Grunthaner, Jeff. “Words and Meanings: An interview with Samuel Jablon,” Whitehot MagazineSeptember 13
Hasan, Meena & Siegel, Cal."Samuel Jablon’s Word:Play at Freight+Volume",Staring At The Wall, September 9
Gleisner, Jacquelyn. "Styx & Stones// Samuel Jablon: Bootleg Devil Town," Carets and Sticks, September 9
Plagens, Peter.”Artist Mixes Texts, Images in Exhibition Titled 'Word:Play',” The Wall Street Journal, pp. A19. August  30
Jassan, Alejandro.”WORD:PLAY with Samuel Jablon,” The Wild Magazine, August 25 
Rae, Haniya. “The Sculptural Wordplay of Samuel Jablon Gives Readers Pause For Thought,” Artsy Editorial, August 22
Hyde, James. “Samuel Jablon,” Artists on Artists, BOMB Magazine, pp. 125-127, Issue 127 / Spring

Sutton, Benjamin. "NYC Artists Respond to Typhoon Haiyan with Benefit Auction," Blouin Art Info, December 9
Indrisek, Scott. "Ryan Schneider, Kristen Schiele, and Other New York Artists Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief," BlackBook Magazine, December 11
Goldsmith, Kenneth. "2013 Poet Laureate Wrap-Up," Inside/Out (a MoMA/PS1 blog), July 9
Worman, Kelly. "Samuel Jablon," Studio Spoken, May 29
Moseley, Sophia. "Samuel Jablon," Soap Box Press, December 12

Gray, Katy. "Out & About, BOMB ALERT: ROMP," BOMBlog 


Conversations in contemporary poetics, Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017
Life is Fine, Arts & Leisure, 2016
Word:Play, Freight+Volume, 2014


Lipsyte, Sam. "Word Probs and Brain Tasers (for Ages 11 to Super Duper Old)," catalogue text for Life is Fine
von Ammon, Todd. "The Long Code and The Key," catalogue text for Life is Fine
Cloud, Mike. "Interview with Samuel Jablon," catalogue text for Life is Fine

Ostrow, Saul. "Samuel Jablon: Reflections, Words and Paintings,” catalogue text for Word:Play
Rand, Archie. “Samuel Jablon's Paintings,” catalogue text for Word:Play

Selected artist talks, panels, discussions, & presentations:

Tyler School of Art / Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Visiting Artist Lecture

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

Tyler School of Art / Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Visiting Artist Lecture

Whitney Biennial, Critical Practices, LaTableRonde, Roundtable: On Curating and Authorship, New York, NY
Parsons, New School, New York, NY. Visiting Artist Lecture
AICAD/ New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture

Hunter College, New York, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture
Eyebeam, New York, NY, What Do We Do Now? - Presentation


Penthouse Residency, Brussels, BE
Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

DNA Residency, Provincetown, RI

Ox-Bow, SAIC, Saugatuck, MI

The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, NY