Leach, Sam





2015 Group Exhibition
Sam Leach: Melbourne Art Fair
Group Exhibition
Art14 London, Sam Leach: Theriophily & Substance
Sullivan+Strumpf 2014 Group Exhibition
Sam Leach: Dymaxion
2013 Sullivan+Strumpf
Sam Leach: Volta8, Basel, Switzerland
2012 Sullivan+Strumpf
2012 Art Stage Singapore
2011 Sam Leach Art HK11 We Have Never Been Modern
2011 SSFA2011
Art Stage Singapore
2010 Sam Leach: Present at Hand
2010 SSFA10
2009 Sam Leach: The Next Billion Years
2009 SSFA09
2008 Melbourne Art Fair: Penny Byrne Sam Leach VR Morrison
2008 Sam Leach: Negentrophies
2008 SSFA08



Northover, Kylie. 'Artist Sam Leach Seeks Fair Deal', Sydney Morning Herald, 12 August 2014
See Sam Leach, Art 14 London. Feb 2014
Interview: Sam Leach on Singapore Show Blouin Artinfo
'Sam Leach & Judy Millar at Sullivan+Strumpf', Habitus Living, 7 May 2013
'Sam Leach's Abstract Past', Sammy Preston, Broadsheet, 4 June 2013
'Sam Leach: Dymaxion', TimeOut Sydney, 7 May 2013
'See: Dymaxion', Manuscript Daily, 7 May, 2013
Sam Leach, Dymaxion, Art Guide Australia, May 2013
2012 Haunts and Follies, The Age, 15 August
2012 'Oh no, it's sold!', Australian Art Collector
2012 Sam Leach: The Ecstasy of Infrastructure, The Age, Jan
2012: Sam Leach the Ecstasy of Infrastructure, www.isiiad.com.au, 15 Jan
Dialogue of Detail, The Australian, September 2011
The Science of Painting, Artist Profile, 2011
Sam Leach's Platonia, Art Monthly, 2011
Talent: Paint Storm, Vogue, November 2010
Painting the True Picture, The Sun Herald, October 2010
Leach Back in Gentler Spotlight, The Australian Financial Review, October 2010
Entering Orbit, Australian Art Collector, 2010
On Sam Leach @ Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Art Kritique, August 2009
Sam Leach: Time and Space, Artworld, 2009
The Primacy of Progress, Australian Art Collector, 2009
Sam Leach: Ghost in the Machine, Art Monthly, 2008
Beautiful Obsession, The Courier Mail, 2008
50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, 2008
Archibald Self Portrait, Sydney Morning Herald, February 2008
Stir over Hitler Painting for Archibald, Herald Sun, February 2008
Introducing Sam Leach, Adelaide Advertiser, November 2007


Art14 London: Theriophily and Substance
Sam Leach: The Civilising Process, Louise Turley, June 2012


Sam Leach, born Adelaide 1973, completed a Bachelor of Economics at Adelaide University, in 1993. In 2004 he graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and later completed a Master of Arts (Fine Arts) in 2009. He is currently completing a PHD in Fine Art.

Leach’s precise oil paintings, executed in meticulous detail and encased in resin, thematically and stylistically draw upon the tradition of 17th century Dutch painting. In an ongoing investigation, Leach re-contextualises past histories of the progression of technology to explore the relationship between animals and technology, and the subsequent affect of scientific developments on the human and non-human bond.

In 2010 Leach won both Wynne and Archibald Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He was a finalist for the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award in 2009. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include The Ecstasy of Infrastructure, TarraWarra Museum of Art, VIC, 2011 and Cosmists, 24HR ART, Northern Territory of Contemporary Art, Darwin (2010). Leach was recently included in a group show 2112 Imagining the Future, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne and at Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2011). Other shows include Neo Goth: Back in Black, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2008), Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008) and Horror – Come Darkness, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney (2009).