SAM WANG: ACTS OF PERSISTENT DISCOVERIES
Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) / 3750 Norriswood Dr. , 3750 Norriswood Dr. 142 Communication & Fine Art Building October 18, 2021 - November 29, 2021
Curated by Richard A. Lou
Sam Wang was born in Beijing, land of over 5,000 years of uninterrupted culture. He studied art in South Dakota, east of the Bad Lands, and received his MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa. Clemson University called, and there Sam co-initiated the MFA in Digital Production Arts, a program that prepared graduates for the animation industry. In 2006, Sam Wang received the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art Award. He was recognized as an Honored Educator by the Society for Photographic Education - Southeast Region in 2007. And in 2012, he received the Elizabeth Verner Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission, presented by Governor Haley for his contributions to the arts in SC. Sam Wang’s 40-year legacy as an educator includes hundreds of graduate students in photography.