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Lucas Sams

American, 1989

Award-winning multi-media artist living and working in Columbia, SC, in painting, sculpture, film, digital/multimedia, and installation art, with works exhibited locally and regionally in major art festivals, galleries and alternative spaces, and featured in Jasper Art Magazine, the SC State Newspaper, Garnet and Black Magazine, and the Timber Journal of the University of Colorado, Boulder.



2005 - 2007 The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

2007-2008 Temple University, Tokyo Japan - Dean's Scholar

2008-2012 University of South Carolina


Grants & Awards 

2006 McCormick Arts Council, (MACK)

       - 1st Place Juried Award

2010 Campus Movie Fest

       - Honorable Mention (Triangle City Pt. II)


2016 2nd Act Film Festival

2011 - 2017 Rosewood Arts Festival

2010 - Crafty Feast

2010 - 2017 Art Bar Agora

2009 & 2010 - Indie Grits Film Festival


“Art(uncorked) featuring Lucas Sams,” Solo Exhibition. Saki Tumi, Columbia, SC, 2017

"DARK ARTS," Solo Exhibition, Grapes & Gallery, Columbia, SC, 2017

"The Selfie Show," Gallery West, West Columbia, SC, 2015

"New Mythologies," Solo Exhibition, Frame of Mind, June 2015

"Figure Out," Annual Group Exhibition, Tapp's Art Center (2013, 2015)

"Centerfolds." Trustus Theatre, September 2014

"A Flower for You," Solo Exhibition, Chelsea's, Columbia, SC, 2013

"What's Love?," 701 Whaley, Columbia, SC, 2013

“Little Art, Big Heart.” Anastasia & Friends. August 2012.

“The Art of Passing Strange.” Trustus Theatre. March 2012.

“Futurespective.” Solo Exhibition. S&S Art Supply. February 2012.

“Aloud.” Collaborations of Micheal Krajewski and Lucas Sams. ART BAR. January, 2011.

“ARTPOCALYPSE NOW,” Illustrations from the Book of Revelations. Solo Exhibition. ART BAR. November, 2011.

“Black Light, Black Night,” Anastasia & Friends. October, 2011.

“Exhibition from a Dream,” portraits of the Magdalene. Solo Exhibition. McMaster Student Gallery. September, 2011.

“Pretty Girls.” Gallery 80808. June, 2011.

56th Annual Student Art Exhibition. McMaster Gallery. March, 2011.

Temple University Japan Campus Student Art Exhibition. Azabu Hall, Tokyo. Nov, 2007

NAOS Student Exhibition. SCGSAH Student Gallery. May, 2007.

“Spirituality.” Greenwood Artist Guild, Greenwood, SC. 2006 (Receiving the 2nd place award).

McCormick Artist Guild Annual Exhibition. The MACK, McCormick, SC. 2006

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