Raised in Ridgewood, NJ, Sean Fader spent most of his life as an actor, acting, singing, and dancing since he was five years old. After attending Northwestern and The New School University he performed on several national tours with stops both on and off-Broadway. Sean then earned his MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he was the recipient of the Murthy Digital Arts Award and his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was named Fringe Underground Magazine's "Art Star" in their Fall 2005 issue. In 2007 his work was featured in First Look II: the best of the new artists in the U.S. at the Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art. He was also awarded the Critics Choice Award in the Professional category at the 11th Annual Chicago Art Open. Sean was the recipient of "3rd Ward's Fall Solo Show" prize and was named as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Award for Emerging Photographers. Recently Sean was named A Blade of Grass Fellow for 2012-2013. Sean resides in New York City.