United States of America

Sam Malpass

06.03.17 31.03.17

Sam Malpass is an artist, traveller and surfer who has divided her studies amongst different countries, thus being able to get to know varied cultures in this way. She has focused mainly in artistic and decorative painting. At ´ace, she developed a series of large size acrylic paintings with iconography that she draws from Buenos Aires.

PERSPECTIVE (by Sam Malpass)

With an abstract impressionistic style I plan to create a new series of paintings focusing solely on the Buenos Aires lifestyle and culture as a whole, embodying the architecture, people, and energy of the city.

Sam Malpass
1990 | Born in the USA
Lives and works in Rye Beach, New Hampshire, USA

2009 | International courses and Art History, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
2009-2010 | Hispanic studies and Art History, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2010 | Metafora International Artists Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
2011 | National Art School of Australia, Sydney, Australia
2012-2013 | Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2010 | Urban Identity, Barcelona, Spain
2013 | 83 Annual Prouts Neck Art Show, Prouts Neck, Maine, USA
2014 | Indian Summer, Art Show Christine Gallery, Rye, New Hampshire, USA
2014-2015 | Art on Board, Burton Snowboards Chill-Fund Charity Event, Brooklyn, New York & Burlington, Vermont, USA
2014-2015 | Sensorial Realms, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2016 | Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Art Show, The Vendue, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Open Studio

Line, Colour and Perspective
Artists in Dialogue


Gina Kukulski and Sam Malvas, were sub30 artists in Exploration Residency working during the March 2017 period. As a closing of her time at ´ace, we did an Open Studio on Wednesday March 29th, in which Gina and Sam shared their work process with artists, colleagues and the public from Buenos Aires.

Focused mainly on still life photography and with a great handling of the digital photography, theory of color, and art history appropriations, Kukulski explored during her residency other ways and possibilities within this format and resources. She moved from the photographs with completely still compositions of fruits, objects that suggest movement, different presences and even something phantasmagoric. She also focused on investigating an issue that has interested her since college, the combination of photography and painting. Within this, she added textured backgrounds that move away from the flat colors and clean surfaces with which she works in other series, without ever losing the harmonious compositions.

Sam is a painter who takes inspiration from her travels, and Buenos Aires presented itself as a great place with vibrant colours, contrasts and varied areas for her to create. During the four weeks of her residency, Sam added the transfer technique through which she included the maps of different areas of the city she had visited, combining in this way the acrylic paint with paper. As she got more immersed in the city, the colours she used shifted from strong reds, greens and blues to a wide scale of greys.

Related artists

Gina Kukulski
1993 | Grand Haven, Michigan, USA

Sam Malpass
1990 | USA
Lives and works in Rye Beach, New Hampshire, USA


Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022


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