Hello my name is Samson Huang (aka Sam), and thank you for visiting my site. I am an artist working in the Tampa Bay area. My story of following my love of art is one of perseverance and commitment.
My life was drastically altered at the age of 9 when my family immigrated from Taiwan to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 1970s. Thrusted into a new environment and being illiterate of the English language, I quickly developed my observational skills along with the skills of depicting images in order to cope with the shock of a new culture. As my English improved, New York City became my playground offering a vast diversity of people and culture. Every facet of my experience in NYC fascinated me which helped developed my strong affinity for the arts.
I dove into the arts in school where my artwork caught the attention of my teachers and won competitions and awards. Although my counselor encouraged me to apply to art schools, I chose to study science and engineering to ease the concerns of my working class immigrant parents. Pursuing a career as an artist in a struggling immigrant family was never an option. Nevertheless, I never abandoned my love for the arts. Throughout the stages of my life, I continued to draw, paint and create art. With patience, some planning and the invisible hand of life's unexpected twists and turns, I have been practicing art full-time for the last 6 years. Art is my life now. Creating great and interesting art, and sharing them with the world is the goal.
Exhibiting at the Tampa Museum of Art
On view June 3 through October 10, 2021
The Skyway show celebrates the artists and work created in the Tampa Bay area. Launched as a triennial exhibition in 2017, this survey show is the second presentation of Skyway and is mounted collaboratively by the Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. Skyway highlights the breadth of artistic practices in the counties served by the organizing museums: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and new to the exhibition, Pasco. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the four museums.