Sam Mathers grew up in Raglan, New Zealand. He Has traveled and lived all over the world working as a full time artist.
Sam held his first solo exhibition in Raglan in 2011 where he was spotted by Antonio Navas, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Art Director who commissioned him to paint a mural for the ad agency’s foyer, which was completed in 2011. His career as a full time artist had begun. Since then Sam has exhibited in numerous group art shows worldwide. Sam’s Art is now sought after by serious Art collectors in New Zealand and international collectors.
Sam continues with his exhibitions in New Zealand and works on personal and commercial commissioned Art works in New Zealand and around the world.

My works are a visual diary of my travels in New Zealand and around the world – the way I see and experience these places. They document the iconic and instantly recognizable as well as the odd and interesting. I am fascinated by the back-story – the cultural history behind the well-known images, along with scientific rules and the mechanics of how things work. I explore these ideas within a graphic sensibility and play with scale, depth, text, current and old media, languages, currencies and slang to create multi-layers of meaning – the opportunity for each viewer to find and connect with something different.
I deliberately create scratches, paint drips and weather-beaten marks to add character and a natural look, while using a colour palette that resonates with Me at the time.


2005  BMA, Media Arts, Hamilton, NZ

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Duncan & Ebbett Volvo showroom, Hamilton, NZ
That’s Gold, Soul Gallery, Hamilton NZ
A Few Stray Bottle Caps, The Third Eye – Tuatara Temple Of Taste, Wellington NZ
  All They Know How To Say Is Moooooo, Soul Gallery, Hamilton NZ
2014  Sam Mathers, David Lloyd Gallery, Hamilton NZ
2013  Rural & Sea Views, Soul Gallery, Hamilton NZ
2012  Been & Gone, Mobile Art Gallery, Auckland NZ
2011  Where Have You Been? Blacksand, Raglan NZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Other Art Fair, Sydney, Australia
2016 Colours Art Launch, Sapphire Room, Ponsonby, Auckland NZ
Kings College, Auckland NZ
VEFA, Vauxhall School, Auckland NZ
MAC Creative Directions Art Fair, Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland NZ
ROPS Art Auction, Royal Oak, Auckland NZ
Kohia Exhibition, Kohia Terrace School Exhibition, Auckland NZ
2014 Kohia Exhibition, Kohia Terrace School Exhibition, Auckland NZ
2014 Baradene Art Show, Baradene Auditorium, Auckland NZ
2014 ROPS Art Auction, Royal Oak, Auckland NZ
2014 VEFA, Vauxhall School, Auckland NZ
2013 Art Fusions, Carmel College, Auckland NZ
2013 ROPS Art Auction, Royal Oak, Auckland NZ
2013 NZ ART Show, ASB Bank Arena, Wellington NZ
2013 NZ ART Show Launch, Museum Art Hotel, Wellington NZ
2013  Baradene Art show, Baradene Auditorium, Auckland NZ
2012  200 x 200mm, Parnell Gallery, Auckland NZ
2012  Southwell Creative Ties, Southwell School, Hamilton NZ
2012 ROPS Art Auction, Royal Oak, Auckland NZ
2011 Chace Charity Art Auction, Mt Maunganui NZ
2011  Nautical, Draw Inc Gallery, Hamilton, NZ
2006  Southwell Invitational Exhibition, Hamilton, NZ
2005  Southwell Invitational Exhibition, Hamilton, NZ
2004  Southwell Invitational Exhibition, Hamilton, NZ

Selected Commissions
MAGO MUNDI Benetton World Art, Kiwi Consciousness collection, Treviso, Italy
 Mural, New School of Architecture and Design (NSAD), San Diego CA
2011 Mural, Sattchi & Sattchi, Auckland NZ
2011 Mural, Media Design School, Auckland NZ

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Finalist
2002 Johnson Scholarship for Art, Hamilton, NZ