Sam Cikauskas grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in 2012 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work is held in numerous permanent collections located in Limerick, Ireland; Gippsland, Australia; and in The United Arab Emirates. He is the director of printmaking at Flatiron Press, a small print collaborative in Boulder, Colorado.