Alice Sampson

Alice Sampson (b. 1942) has a wide-ranging practice with an emphasis in ceramics, fiber, and jewelry. Her ingenuity with forms and her unexpected interpretations of common subject matter—birds, fish, the human figure—elevates her ceramic sculptures. Sampson also works at the intersection of fiber art and jewelry-making, constructing hand-stitched fabric beads and a series of cloth watches. Her radical use of color across all media she touches brings a boldness that animates her work. Sampson has been making art at NIAD since 2008.

// Alice Sampson’s available work //

Alice Sampson Exhibition History

Roses are Red, or, See what Kitty can do without fighting the war? organized by Liam Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2023

Untangling Webs: A Journey In Abstract Textiles, organized by Alexander Hernandez // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2023

Small Wonders, organized by kg // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2023

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

The Shape We’re in Feels Like the Colors of Hope, organized by Cynthia Branvall // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2023

“Subtle Sweetness” organized by Jamie Walsh (online exhibition)

Crossover: Cedars of Marin + NIAD // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // November 2022

Whales and Pencil Holders, organized by Emma Spertus // NIAD Annex Exhibition // September 2022

Mash Up, organized by Kiera Lofgreen // NIAD Online Exhibition // September 2022

Living forces, organized by Fernanda Martinez // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

Saves Nine, organized by Megan Kiskaddon // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2022

WIN WIN 10 Silent Auction Preview Exhibition // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // February 2022

Murmuration, organized by Alisa Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Holiday Gift Guide #5, organized by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh // NIAD O

nline Exhibition // December 2021

Good On Paper: Erin McCluskey Wheeler x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2020

Fiberful // organized By Cynthia Ona Innis NIAD Art Center 2019

Hanging On a Thread: Fiber Art From NIAD Art Center // Contra Costa County McBrien Administrative Building Martinez 2017

Affinity // organized by Tim Buckwalter Museum of Northern California Art Chico 2017

The Fourth Dimension, organized by Marja Galpin van der Loo // NIAD Art Center 2017

We Can Do It! 2 // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2017

Mayor Tom Butt Selects The Art Of NIAD// Richmond Mayor’s Suite Richmond 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Curious Weave // organized by Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2016

Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016

Hanging By A Thread // organized by Katie Johnson Yali’s Café Berkeley 2016

Kiss My Grits: The Work Of Alice Sampson // NIAD Art Center 2015

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

Moonbeams And Polka Dots // NIAD Art Center 2015

Wrapped Up In You: NIAD’s Quilts // NIAD Art Center 2015

Telling It Slant // organized by Courtney Eldridge Richmond Art Center 2015

Disability Awareness Month // Fenwick & West San Francisco, Menlo Park and Seattle 2015

The Wild Bunch // NIAD Art Center 2014

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Yes To The Dress Pop-Up Shop // organized by Peter Gravener NIAD Art Center 2013

Diamond Dogs Pet Supply Pop-Up Shop // NIAD Art Center 2103

Superduperultracool Shoppe // organized by Lisa Solomon NIAD ART Center 2013


Star 82 Review Issue 10.1, edited by Alisa Golden // March 2022

Making Handmade Books Blog: Telling It Slant (2015, July)