Sam Vinz, along with Claire Warner, runs Volume Gallery, an event-based gallery with a specific focus on American design, and a strong emphasis placed on emerging contemporary designers. Sam graduated with a BA in Art History from UW-Madison with an emphasis in twentieth century European architecture. He completed his MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute in London, writing his dissertation on an analysis of the contemporary design market. Sam has spent time working at Phillips de Pury, Carpenter’s workshop gallery, Wright Auction, and Chase Art Companies. Other than art and design, his interests pertain to anything loud and fast—rock n roll and Nascar being at the top of the list.