ARTIST STATEMENT: Sam Schanwald is a multidisciplinary artist living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn who creates work at the intersection of visual arts and theatre. Their productions, illustrations, and events frequently deal with queer identity. They have created theatre performances accompanied by coloring books, illustrated projections for live musicians and theatre, and made performances based on their own illustrations. With a fundamental belief in horizontal cross-disciplinary collaboration, Sam is excited about work that pushes genre and boundaries across art forms. They have collaborated with Esperanza Spalding on her “Emily’s D+Evolution” tour visuals, Amy León on her “Something Melancholy” concert projections at Joe’s Pub, and has upcoming collaborations with an opera singer, a visual arts press, and a sound designer. They were a member of the Orchard Project’s 2016 Core Company of young artists. This summer, Sam will be traveling to France, Romania, and Indonesia to teach multidisciplinary workshops. Keep up with Sam's work at samschanwald.com, where you can also find their contact information. Instagram: @sam_max__.
Risograph Print 2017 Drums on Paper. Collaboration with Authorized to Work in the U.S. Press.
Syria Prints 2017 Screen Print on French Paper Created for NPO Scholars for Syria, these two prints highlight the beauty of the arabic language's geometry, using the architecture of the letters for "solidarity" and "freedom&quo