Bio, statement and resume of Sam Hingston, mixed media sculpture artist living in Beaverton Oregon.
I am Sam Hingston, and I was born in London, England. At a very early age, my family moved from the UK to Adelaide, Australia. Then, when I was six we moved again and settled in picturesque Arrowtown in the mountains of the South Island of New Zealand. It was there that I first discovered the joy in sculpting. When I was about eight years old, a friend gave me a small piece of soapstone to carve and in doing so sparked my interest in three dimensional design. Although it was a simple carving, I remember very clearly rotating it in my hands and noticing how the lines and shapes changed with my viewpoint. I made adjustments where it didn't look right and in this way made the whole thing feel balanced from all sides. It gave me such a sense of satisfaction, like I had brought this random collection of shapes and lines into some sort of harmony. I loved it. In one way or another, I have been making things ever since and even after all these years, the experience is still essentially the same.
I now live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and have done for over 20 years. My studio is in Beaverton, Oregon where I live with my wife Chandra.
I create mixed media sculpture primarily using wood with the addition of metal, glass, resin and stone. My ideas and designs are inspired by reflecting on the things I see in the world around me and finding interesting ways to interpret them. I focus on form and structure while trying to express the more fluid, less tangible elements of life like emotion and movement.
I use typical woodworking tools with an emphasis on grinders for carving and sanders for finishing. Using techniques like lamination and inlay, I create striking visual effects with color and grain. Craftsmanship is extremely important to me and I pay particular attention to the quality of the finish.
Art on Broadway, Beaverton Oregon. Member artist since 2014.
Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon.
2015 Portland Open Studios. Oct 14, 15 and 21, 22. Merit Award.
2017BAM - Beaverton Arts Mix. Annual visual arts showcase. Oct 5 - 8. Best in Show.
2017 Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue Washington. July 28 - 30.
2017 3rd Annual ISDay PDX. Exhibitor and presenter. Portland Oregon April 21-22.
2017 39th Celebration of Creativity, Beaverton Oregon, March 2-5
2016 Holiday Gallery at 510 Museum Artspace, Lake Oswego Oregon. Nov 22 - Dec 23
2016 Local 14 - Left Bank Annex, Portland Oregon. Sept.29 - Oct 2
2016 Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue Washington. July 29 - 31.
2016 Art on Broadway - "Bloom" - March featured artist. March 1 - April 2.
2015 Portland Open Studios. Oct 10, 11 and 17, 18
2015 Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue Washington. July 24 - 26
2014 - 2015 Exhibiting artist - Bush Barn Art Center, Salem Oregon. June - June.
2014 Portland Open Studios. Oct 11, 12 and 18, 19.
2014 BAM - Beaverton Arts Mix. Annual visual arts showcase. Oct 4 - 12.
2014 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 20 – 22.
2014 Art on Broadway – “Discoveries” – Juried guest artist show for February/March.
2014 Guardino Gallery, January 4th – 28th. Sam Hingston and Shannon Passon.
2013 Center on Contemporary Art Seattle – CoCACollisions – Past, Present, Future – Members Show 2013.
2013 Art on Broadway – “Temperature Changes” – Juried guest artist show for March/April.
2013 Art on Broadway – “Beginnings” – Juried guest artist show for January/February.
Board member and member - Pacific Northwest Sculptors Association
Member artist - Art on Broadway
Beaverton Valley Times - Living Here section. April 6th 2017
Beaverton Resource Guide - March 2016
Beaverton Valley Times - Living Here section. Feb 25th 2016
Pacific Northwest Sculptors Newsletter - Feb/March 2016.
2013 CoCA Collision: Past, Present, & Future members show.