Sam Paolini

Sir Misery and Me
Pen & Ink
ID Number: 0126

Sam Paolini is a self-taught artist and creative entrepreneur who dropped out of Massachusetts College of Art in 2008 to pursue a career in the arts. In 2010, they founded Wrong Brain, a zine showcasing local creatives that has since expanded to include nine zines, three audio compilations, annual alternative art fairs, gallery shows, poetry readings, and other multimedia art events.

They have been an active member of the Seacoast arts community in New Hampshire, directing the curatorial committee of the locally renowned annual art exhibition 30 Under 30 from 2010 to 2013. Since 2011, they have been teaching art at the non-profit art center Main Street Art in Newfields, NH. In addition, their artistic talents have been featured in the children’s book Dream Detectives: Something Funny About the Cake, which they illustrated.

In 2017, they embarked on a 77-day trip across the United States, painting murals for free for community centers, nonprofits, communes, and collectives. Their work is inspired by their love for DIY culture, outsider art, and the spirit of community.