Bio

Samuel Marcus Kontny was born in 1985 in Oregon. He earned his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2015, where he received the Robert Billings award in 2012. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in the Boston area, notably at CLEAR Design Lab in Boston's South End in 2015 and at the Barry's Shop group pop art show in 2016 commissioned by Isenberg Projects.

 

Working predominantly in printmaking and painting, Kontny also includes sculptural elements to his two-dimensional work. His work concerns relationships of humans with technology and media - and the effect these have on human characteristics.

 

Kontny also specializes in restaurant menu design, menu illustration, and chalkboard design. He can be reached via email or social media for any inquiries.

 

Samuel can also be found tending bar at Tiger Mama's Tiki Bar in Boston, MA, five nights a week.

 

 

CV

EDUCATION

 

2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO:

2015

•CLEAR Design Lab, Boston, Double Entendres 

2014

Tres Gatos Gallery, Boston, Good Time, Fun Time

Tavern Road, Boston, Artist Studio Sundays

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

2015

 

 

Student Life Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, VIRTUAL(LY)

 

AWARDS

 

2014

Second Place, Iron Printmakers Competition, Muskat Studios, Somerville MA

2012

Robert Billings Award, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2014

Mom 'N Pop-Up wall mural, commissioned by The Fenway and Isenberg Projects

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Public Collection, Boston Public Library