Samara Umbral


Samara Umbral (b. 1990) began showing her small paintings in the Chelsea Art District of NYC while finishing up her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Soon after graduating, Umbral relocated to New York City. Samara’s solo show at The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in 2012 was a continuation of her small paintings capturing girlhood, which has been a dominant theme in her work. After a few years in NYC, Samara decided to move back to Kansas City in 2015 with a solo show at Haw Contemporary which included large scale Craola Crayon drawings on raw canvas.


Solo Exhibitions

2017 CSF Award Exhibition Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2017 She-Bop, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2015 F, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2014 GP, Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt, DEU

2013 Mobile Uploads, Lyons Weir Gallery, NYC

2012 Kids, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2010 New Message, Bill Brady ATM Gallery, NYC

2009 I Want To Be You, KCAI Crossroads, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Painters, Gallery 26, Little Rock, AR

2013 (LyonsWeir) Art Southampton, Long Island, NY

2013 (LyonsWeir) Art Basel, Miami, FL

2013 Retuning Reality, Lyons Weir Gallery, NYC

2012 Double Dirty Dozen, Freight + Volume Gallery, NYC

2012 Dexterity, Lyons Weir Gallery, NYC

2011 Three Painters, Myrtle Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

2011 Works on Paper, Tompkins Projects West, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Honors & Awards

2017 Charlotte Street Foundation’s Visual Arts Award


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