Leslie Samson-Tabakin

born 1985, Hilo, Hawaii

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

EDUCATION

2018                MFA (Candidate) San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 

2007                BA cum laude, Studio Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA

2014- 15           University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI, (Printmaking)

2005- 06         San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (Painting)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018               MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco State Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        Rule No Rule, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        Kala Annual Spring Auction Exhibition 2018, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

                        Paradise Lost, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        Connections, The University Art Gallery Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

2017                MFA Whatever, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                       Asian Images 2017: Artists from the Grassroots, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

                       Kala Annual Spring Auction Exhibition 2017, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

                       Eclectica, Inc., Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2016               29th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

                       Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA           

                        Paper Cuts, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

                        Kearny Street Workshop presents: APAture Visual Arts Showcase, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015                Selections from Etc, Inc., The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu, HI

                        Etc, Inc., Fishcake Gallery, Honolulu, HI

                        Honolulu Printmakers 87th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, HI

2014                38th Big Island Fall Arts Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

                        Against the Grain, Pauahi Tower Showcase, Honolulu, HI

                        Summer Arts Exposition, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

                        Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, HI

2013                37th Big Island Fall Arts Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

                        Eclectica, Fishcake Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2012                Poetry Scores Invitational, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

                        Spring Arts Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

                        First Fridays: Art Walk Hilo, 42 Kilauea Street, Hilo, HI 

2010                34th Big Island Fall Arts Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

                        Members Only, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

2006                2000 Sick, The Luggage Store, Curated by Carlos Villa, San Francisco, CA

 

­­CO-CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2015                CATeGORY, Wailoa Art Center, Hilo, HI 

2013                No Registration, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

2007                Out, Hillyer Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA

                        Senior Exhibition, Janotta Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

2017                Leo Stillwell Scholarship, San Francisco State University, CA

                        Graduate Student Fellowship, San Francisco State University, CA

2016                SF State Kala Institute Graduate Student Fellowship, San Francisco State University, CA

                        Martin Wong Scholarship in Painting, San Francisco State University, CA

2015                Juror’s Award for Excellence, Student Art Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI 

2014                Summer Art Institute Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI

2003-05          Dean’s List, Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

RESIDENCIES

2016                Graduate Student Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015- 18          Printmaking Studio Graduate Assistant, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2017                Screenprint Instructor and Organizer, OMI/E Beacon Center, Urban Services YMCA, San Francisco, CA

                        Instructor of Record, Printmaking I, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2015                Printmaking Studio Lab Tech, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

                        Edition Apprentice to Master Printer Jonathon Goebel, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

2014                Instructor, “Intro to Printmaking: Monoprints” Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

2014                Installer, Psuedoscape, The Makery, Hilo, HI

2012                Juror, “Young at Art Competition,” Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

2011- 14          Executive Secretary, Gallery Committee, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

2010                Artist, KTA Superstores Mural, Hilo, HI

                        Artist, Walking Mural Project, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, HI

2006               Artist, SFAI Corner Store Mural Project, curated by Carlos Villa and Tony Labat, 26th and Mission St, San Francisco, CA