SAM FOLEY | BIO < back to artists

Born in Wellington in 1977 - SAM FOLEY exhibits internationallly. 

He has works in a number of both private and public colections.  Over the last decade, he has been a regular visitor to Europe, basing himself between his home town of Dunedin & Berlin, exhibiting throughout Europe and Scandanavia.

In 2013 he was the recipient of the Kaipara Foundation Wallace Arts Trust Award which included a four month residency at the cultural centre Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Foley has also gained a reputation for his unique 'moving image' works where he used the two mediums of painting and digital projection combned as a singular medium. These works create a 'moving image' which shifts and changes using light and texture in a complex manner , a simulacrum of a simulacrum which still retains the integrity of time and place - it moves with incident & creates memory.

Sams' very latest series of works forms his most recent exhibition "Last Light in the Garden" where he explores the Dunedin Botanic Gardens - a place he has explored for his entire life and a favourite Dunedin location for him and his family.