Fine Art + Photography

Jack Samels is a Minneapolis based collage artist and photographer born in 1988 in West Virginia, USA. I think of my abstract collage work as painting with found ink, discovering freedom in the limitations of paper and glue. The razor mark sometimes evident, these gestural pieces aim to elicit the vague shape of memory, real or not. Rooted in color and composition, the evocative forms play in a tension that helps distill the textural complexity into moments of visual poetry.

As a photographer I am interested in finding similar poetic moments.

You can find work for sale in my shop.

If you are interested in working together to make something beautiful for your home, please reach out to me at

Born in Morgantown, WV.
Living in Minneapolis, MN.

Selected Press
→ Interview and Feature. WeTransfer. August 2018. 
Art Feature. Format Spotlight. February 2018
Art Feature. Harpers Magazine. Page 17. 2017. Print.
Featured on NOICE
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Featured in The Steidz Magazine Online
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 Got it For Cheap, SureSpace MPLS, US + Europe, 2019
Low Contrast, Oxford House, Amsterdam, 2017
Scope Presents: Sam Hertz and Jack Samels, Spektrum, Berlin, 2017
Vessels, Wolvenstraat Bar, Amsterdam, 2017
Juried Show, Rabbithole Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
familiar.Caves, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, USA, 2011

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