EDUCATION
2013 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, MFA
2012 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, MFA
2012 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, MA
2009 Summa Cum Laude, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS Art Education, PreK-12, BA
2007 Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy, BA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Of That Which Concerns the Visual, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI
2012 Pictures of Nothing, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
2011 Forming the Void, Cloister Gallery, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Topeka, KS
2009 Exploring the Void Within Its Context, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS

TWO-PERSON & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 2013 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (forthcoming)
Samantha Bittman & Gabriel Pionkowski, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL (two-person exhibition)
2012 3rd Year MFA Review Show, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
Project 0012, curated by Edra Soto, Journey’s End, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Stretching Painting, curated by Veronica Roberts, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Bookless, Madison Public Library renovation project, Madison, WI
National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
2011 2nd Year MFA Review Show, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
International President Network of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Architecture Student Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Art-Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Exchange, 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI
Via the Void, in collaboration with composer Thomas Lang DMA, Art
Installation, Raymond F. Dvorak Gallery, Recital & Lecture, Morphy Recital Hall, Madison, WI
Spaces: Take Three, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
UW MFA Student Artist Exhibition, Steinhilber Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI
2010 New Car Smell, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
®evolution: Art and Resistance, Class of 1973 Red Gym Gallery, Madison, WI
2009 Bethany College Autumn Art Exhibition, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS
2008 One Bethany-One Art, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, KS
Bethany College Messiah Festival, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS
2007 Bethany College Autumn Art Exhibition, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS, Florence University of the Arts Students Exhibition, Palazzo Guicciardini-Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Bethany College Messiah Festival, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS
2006 Bethany College Autumn Art Exhibition, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS
Bethany College Messiah Festival, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS
2005 Bethany College Autumn Art Exhibition, Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012 New American Paintings, Issue 101, Open Studios Press, 2012. p. 12, 14, 134-137. “Stretching
Painting”, The New Yorker, August 6, 2012. p.12.
Zevitas, Steven, “Ten Must See Painting Shows: Summer 2012”, Huffington
Post, July 10, 2012.
Smith, Roberta, “Like Watching Paint Thrive, In Five Chelsea Galleries, the State of Painting”, Art in Review
New York Times, June 28, 2012.
Katz, Drew. “Abstraction in the Forecast; Gabriel Pionkowski at New York Galerie Lelong”, New American
Paintings/Blog, June 25, 2012.
RESIDENCIES
2013 – 14 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (forthcoming)
2013 The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY (forthcoming)
FELLOWSHIPS | AWARDS | SCHOLARSHIPS
2013 Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2013 Professional Development Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2013 Teaching Assistantship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2012 New American Paintings, Issue 101, Juror’s Pick, curated by Lisa Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of
the Department of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
2012 Professional Development Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2012 Teaching Assistantship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2005 – 09 Art Performance Award, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
2005 – 09 Founder’s Scholarship, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
2005 – 09 Baber Scholarship, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
2005 – 09 Dean’s Honor Roll, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
2005 Topeka Art Guild, Senior Artist Scholarship & Solo Exhibition, Topeka, KS
2005 Outstanding Senior Artist Award, Shawnee Heights High School, Topeka, KS

Exhibitions

Samantha Bittman and Gabriel Pionkowski (2013)

Selected Bibliography

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