Born 1987 in Swampscott, MA. Currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
BFA, The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Boston, MA
The Slow Clock, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Dinner For Two, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Dog's Dream: Song of the Underworld, 100% Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Avalon, 100% Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graceland, Su Ra, Berkeley, CA
In the Cups (two-person show with Austin English), Et. Al, San Francisco, CA
Calico Sunset, Part 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Got It For Cheap:
Feb 17 Velvet Ropes edition at R/SF Projects in San Francisco, CA
August 5 Velvet Ropes at Pt 2 Gallery in Oakland, CA
August-September GIFC Norway Tour hosted by Galleri Golsa
Got It For Cheap:
May 26-28 Art Athina Fair in Athens, Greece.
August 11-12 at Macaulay & Co Fine Art in Vancouver, B.C.
September 1-2 Soulland in Copenhagen, Denmark.
September 25 at The Hole in NYC
October at Rod Bianco Gallery in Oslo.
November 3-5 at Summit LA in Los Angeles, CA.
November 10-11 in Honolulu, HI
Edge of Doom, HILDE, Los Angeles, CA
The Understudy, Et Al, San Francisco, CA
A Dime Under the Rug, Massman Gallery, Oakland, CA
Shaky Towns, Alter Space / The Battery (Two-part exhibition), San Francisco, CA
Sweetness & Light, Emma Geller Green, Brooklyn, NY
Whose Child is This?, Cutty Limits, Oakland, CA
New Normal 3, Guerrero Gallery, Oakland, CA
Something Completely Different, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA.
From Life, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA.
The Painting Salon, February 16, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Mission Comics Lecture Series Episode 4, Mission Comics and Art, San Francisco, CA, March 25th
PUBLICATIONS and REVIEWS:
Sussman, Matt. Austin English and Sam Spano, Et Al, San Francisco. Art in America, November 2018, pp 114-115. https://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/austin-english-sam-spano/
Brown, Brandon. Bay Area Painting Right Now: Sam Spano’s Blissful Interiors. KQED Arts, March 7, 2016. http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2016/03/07/bay-area-painting-right-now-sam-spanos-blissful-interiors/