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SAM EILER

SAM EILER (b. 2001) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Austin. His family realized he was an artist at three years old, when his mother found him carving SpongeBob SquarePants into their dining room table. Eiler continues to be inspired by illustrated characters and works in a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional mediums, including drawing, ceramics, and puppet making. Eiler’s work with puppets has evolved from a simple sock turned Kermit into fully realized felt, feather, foam and wire personalities. Eiler has collaborated with Austin FC, Austin's professional soccer team, and been a featured speaker at SXSW EDU.

"I make cartoon art and muppet art. Making art makes me happy. My dream is to become a Broadway show muppeteer and a voice actor."

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024

P Is for Puppet, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

2023

TOP TEN, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Be Kind Rewind, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

The Art Mob's Out Tonight, Space C7, San Antonio, TX

2022

TOP TEN, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

The People's Gallery, City Hall, Austin, TX

2021

TOP TEN, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Outside Forces, Art Enables, Washington, DC

TANDEM, Martha's Contemporary, Austin, TX

The Nostalgia Show, SAGE Studio, Virtual Exhibition

2020

Sam Eiler's Puppet Party, SAGE Studio, Virtual Exhibition

East Austin Studio Tour, SAGE Studio, Virtual Exhibition

HOME MAKERS, SAGE Studio, Virtual Exhibition

2019

Road Trip through Texas, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

All You Can Eat, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Seen & Heard, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

2018

Winter Group Exhibition, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

COLLABORATIONS

Sam Eiler Austin FC poster

Austin FC

SHOP WORK BY SAM

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