born 1982
2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2010 M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2004 B.F.A., Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2011 Perceptual Notions, Thomas Robertello Gallery
Happiness by the Pool, Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL
2010 Samantha Bittman, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Project Space, Chicago, IL
New Work (two person exhibition with Amie Cunat), Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 New Formalisms 2, 65Grand, Chicago, IL
2011 Painted, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Bauhaus Now, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Green Gallery, Milwaukee
Reformation 2011, Somerset County Jail, Skowhegan, ME
Threewalls Chicago, Either/Or/Both, Shannon R. Stratton, Curator
Repertoire, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small(er) Works, Manifest Gallery, Chicago, IL
WWWp2, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
The Loom: on around and through, The Society of Arts and Crafts,
Boston, MA
Pocket, Cart Watch, Puerto Rico
A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 The Power of Selection, Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Laughing as a Young Man, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Twos, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
You’re Not Making Art, Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL
Quarterly #3: Stay in your Lane!, Swimming Pool Project Space,
Chicago, IL
Geometrically Speaking, Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Fickle Existence, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Gallery C&A: An Evening of Art and Jazz, Union League, Chicago,
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Are you in or Out, California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery,
Valencia, CA
Midnite Snacks, 1366 Space, Chicago, IL
2008 RISD NYC Alumni Biennial, The Old American Can Factory,
Brooklyn, NY
2005 Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, Cooper-Hewitt
National Design Museum, New York, NY. (With International
Fashion Machines, Inc.)
2004 RISD Senior Invitational, Woods-Gerry, Providence, RI
BFA Textiles Exhibition, Woods-Gerry, Providence, RI

2013 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
2012 Artadia Award
2010 Ox-Bow Residency and full tuition scholarship funded by Joan
Mitchell Foundation, Saugatuck, MI
George and Ann Siegel Graduating Fellowship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation 2010 Visual Arts
Competition, Honorable Mention, Chicago, IL
Sanskriti Artist Residency, New Delhi, INDIA
2009 Virgene Hawthorne Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2008 SAIC Incentive Scholarship, Chicago, IL
George and Isabel Brown Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
World Less Traveled Grant, Travel to Marfa, TX, Chicago, IL
1999 Ox-Bow Scholarship, Course in Painting, Saugatuk, MI

2011 Bill, Samantha Bittman, Beautiful Decay, April 7, 2011.
Jeriah Hildwine & Stephanie Burke, Monday Morning Quarterback, Art Talk Chicago, Feb. 18 – 19.
Don Grigas, Artist Comes Home to Display Talents, The Suburban Life, Feb. 17 2011.
Sandy Illian Bosch, Textile work challenges art’s categories, The Doings Hinsdale, Feb. 17, 2011.
Sara Clarkson, Happiness by Pool show welcome contrast to snow, The Doings, Feb. 10, 2011.
2010 Lauren Viera, Turquoise a Bright Spot Amid Gloom, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 3, 2010.
Thea Liberty Nichols, Stay in Your Lane!, Artslant Chicago, Aug.
Lauren Weinberg, Stay in Your Lane!, Time Out Chicago, Issue
284, Aug. 5 – 11, 2010.
Jeriah Hildwine & Stephanie Burke, Monday Morning Quarterback,
Art Talk Chicago, July 16 & 17.
New American Paintings, No. 87, MFA Edition, May 2010.


Samantha Bittman and Gabriel Pionkowski (2013)

Samantha Bittman (2011)

Samantha Bittman (2010)

Selected Bibliography

Huffington Post

TimeOut Chicago by Lauren Weinberg

Chicago Magazine by Claudine Ise

Chicago Reader by Elly Fishman



Chicago Critical by Paul Germanos

Artslant by Steve Ruiz

Beautiful Decay

Chicago Tribune


Gapers Block

Samantha Bittman

Color Map

Color Map, 2013

Untitled (grid with triangle)

Untitled (grid with triangle), 2013

Sample Blanket 1

Sample Blanket 1, 2013

Sample Blanket 2

Sample Blanket 2, 2013

Untitled (linen stripe)

Untitled (linen stripe), 2013


Emerald, 2013

Untitled (color and weave)

Untitled (color and weave), 2013

Shaded Sunset

Shaded Sunset, 2012

Happiness by the Pool in Palm Springs

Happiness by the Pool in Palm Springs, 2012

For Roy and Yayoi

For Roy and Yayoi, 2012

Yeah, No

Yeah, No, 2011

The Longest Distance Between Two Points

The Longest Distance Between Two Points, 2011

Self Similar

Self Similar, 2011

Shady Sunshine

Shady Sunshine, 2011

Seam Slippage

Seam Slippage, 2011

Shady Slip

Shady Slip, 2011

The Tighter You Hold Me

The Tighter You Hold Me, 2011

Screened In Painting

Screened In Painting, 2011

A Dicey Construct

A Dicey Construct, 2011

Untitled (Diamonds)

Untitled (Diamonds), 2011

Happiness by the Pool

Happiness by the Pool, 2010

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