Dr. Sam Stocker

Specialization: Art and Design

Dr. Sam Stocker


PHD (Oil Painting department), Tokyo University of the Arts 2015 -2018
Master of Fine Art, Tokyo University of the Arts 2013 -2015
Post Graduate Diploma, Edinburgh College of Art 2011 – 2012
BA Fine Art, The University of Reading 1998 – 2002
BTEC Foundation Art and Design, Havering College 1995 -1998

Previous Academic Affiliations:

Fine Art Lecturer – Adjunct (Course – Art and communication studies), Musashino Art University, April to December 2018
Fine Art Lecturer – Part Time, Sokei Fine Arts Academy and Suidobata Fine Arts Academy, Ikebukuro – Since June 2013
Teaching assistant, Tokyo University of the Arts April – 2015 -2017


Dr Sam Stocker has taught painting, drawing, design, 2D and 3D mixed media, collage, assemblage, filmmaking and installation for over 15 years. In previous roles he has also taught students to use software such as Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Final Cut for animation and video editing. He focuses his teaching on research, collaborative projects, discussion groups and various forms of site-related arts practice. He encourages students to develop artwork in an interdisciplinary way using regular tutorials to set targets. The possibilities raised by collaboration across different fields allows students to express themselves freely and explore new ideas creatively.


Liminal Structures, Published for Art Studio Dungeon, Tokyo, June 2018
Location as a catalyst, PHD Thesis Published for Tokyo University if the arts 2018
Surrogate Structures, Published by The Container gallery, Tokyo,November 2017
A Libre Novous, Published by The Tana Book shelf gallery,Tokyo,June 2014