CV

 

 

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Born in Los Angeles, California

 


REPRESENTATION
Denny Gallery 

 


EDUCATION
2008    MFA    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Photography, Chicago, IL
2006    MA    Maryland Institute College of Art, Digital Arts, Baltimore, MD
2002    BFA    New School University, Musical Theater, New York City, NY
2001    CD     American Musical & Dramatic Academy, Musical Theater, New York, NY
1998-2001    Northwestern University, Theater, Evanston, IL

 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017
365 Profile Pics, Spring/Break Art Show with Denny Gallery, NYC    

 

2016
#Fernwings, Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE
Yes Gaga!, Satellite Art Fair, Miami, Fl    
#Fernwings, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

2015

Backdrop for the Rebirth of the Collective Author (“There’s a Whole Lot of Authorship Going On.” - Richard Prince), Spring Break Art Show, NY, NY

 

2014
SUP?, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
#wishingpelt, Curated by Elizabeth Denny, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
#wishingpelt, Pulse Project, Pulse Art Fair, Sponsored by AKArt, New York, NY

 

2013
Sean Fader is the Wishing Pelt, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2012
Guided Blind Date, Iron Maiden Artist Tours, New York, NY 

 

2010
OPA!, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL

 

2009
I Want To Put You On, Digital Artists Space, Troy, NY

 

2008
I Want To Put You On, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

 

 


RESIDENCES / FELLOWSHIPS

 

2017

GlogauAIR, Berlin, GER

2016 
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

 

2015 
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

2014 
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

 

2013 
NYFA Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY 
A Blade of Grass Fellowship, New York, NY

 

2008 
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

PERFORMANCES

2016

#Fernwings, Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE

Yes Gaga!, Satellite Art Fair, Miami, FL

#Fernwings, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY


2015

Backdrop for the Rebirth of the Collective Author (“There’s a Whole Lot of Authorship Going On.” - Richard Prince), Residency Unlimited, NY, NY
Backdrop for the Rebirth of the Collective Author (“There’s a Whole Lot of Authorship Going On.” - Richard Prince), Denny Gallery, LES, NY

Backdrop for the Rebirth of the Collective Author (“There’s a Whole Lot of Authorship Going On.” - Richard Prince), Spring Break Art Show, NY, NY

2014

#wishingpelt, Curated by Elizabeth Denny, Spring/Break Art Show, NY, NY

#wishingpelt, Pulse Project, Pulse Art Fair, Sponsored by AKArt, NY, NY

2013

Sean Fader is the Wishing Pelt, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2010

OPA!, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

upcoming, Apparatus for a Utopian Image 2, Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, CZ

You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA), Portland, ME

Beverly's at Material Art Fair, Curated by Beverly's, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MEX

2017

Facial Profiling, C24 Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2016

The Final Phase: Apparatus for a Utopian Image, Curated by: Tereza Jindrová, Pavla Sceranková, Dušan Zahoranský, EFA Project Space, NY, NY
Drama Queer: seducing social change, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Picture Yourself: Selfies, Cellphones, and the Digital Age, College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster OH
Revision Space Pittsburgh, PA
Tasteful Yet Biting, Cruxspace, Philadelphia, PA

 

2015
... and I Feel Fine, Curated by Ghost of a Dream, Re Institute, Millerton, NY
Transgressive Inversions + Identities, Curated by AKArt, Spring/Break Art Show, New York
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, New York, NY
I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: Love In The Modern Age, Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Saskatchewan, CAN
SWAP, Studio La Suite, Morelia, Mexico

 

2014
New Portraits, Organized by Richard Prince, Gagosian Madison Avenue,  NYC

#wishingpelt, Curated by Elizabeth Denny, Spring/Break Art Show, NY, NY

Manly Men, Girly Girls, and Everybody in Between, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

Trade pics? Photography as interpersonal space, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
Strange Bedfellows, FIU, Florida International University, Miami, FL    
Strange Bedfellows, Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Strange Bedfellows, A+D Gallery Columbia College, Chicago, IL

 

2013
Strange Bedfellows, Samek Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Strange Bedfellows, Roots and Culture Gallery, San Francisco, CA
How To Do Things With Hair, Curated by Barrak Alzaid, The Jam Jar, Dubai
The Participants, Denny Gallery, New York, NY
White Boys, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Natasha L Logan, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Dynasty, Curated by Sara Reisman, Christopher K. Ho, Amy Goldrich, and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Hotel Particulier, New York, NY
Fon’ Seks: Handheld Digital Technology and the Transformation of Intimacy, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
Looks Like Torture, Here Arts Center, New York, NY

 

2012        
Heterocronia, Studio La Suite, Morelia, Mexico
It’s a Small Small World, Family Business, New York, NY

 

2010        
Undressing the Feminine, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St Petersburg, FL        

 

2009
The Wassaic Summer Show, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
City Arts Benefit Auction, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Your Face Your Race, the Way That You Walk, VINESpace, London, England

 

2008
Salon 08, Matt Roberts Arts, VINESpace, London, England 
11th Annual Chicago Art Open (Critic's’ Choice), Chicago IL    
Hic et Nunc (Here and Now), Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Everyday People, Estudiotres, Chicago, IL
Yes, Leather Archives and Museum, Chicago, IL

 

2007
First Look II, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Group Show no. 16, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
This is Not a Self Portrait, Project Space, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Gallery Two, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2016        
The Bemis Center For the Arts Fellowship, Omaha, NE

 

2015        
Yaddo Resident Enrichment Grant, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

2013        
NYFA Fellowship in Photography Award 2013, New York, NY
A Blade of Grass Fellowship Award, New York, NY

 

2012        
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2012, USA Winner

 

2008        
Gawker Artist
Fall Solo Show Winner, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Critic’s Choice, Professional Category, 11th Annual Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

 

2006
Murthy Digital Arts Award, Baltimore, MD

 


PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

2017         
Ruth, Kimberly. “Art Uncovered,” BTRtoday, March 7 (podcast)
Simon, Stephanie. “Lots to Explore During Annual NYC Art Fair Week,” NY1, March 3 (tv)
Laster, Paul. “Occupying Offices: Independent vs. Spring/Break,” Whitehot Magazine, March 5 
“Facing the Black Mirror: Sean Fader’s Awesome Year,” ArtSlant, March 2
Lynch, Scott. “Inside Spring/Break, The Best Armory Arts Week Fair Inside A Times Square Office Building,” Gothamist, March 1
Cascone, Sarah. “The SPRING/BREAK Art Show Curator List Is Finally Here,” Artnet, February 24

 

2016 
Speegle, Trey. “#ABMB16: Artist Sean Fader Recreates “Yaas! Gaga!” with Queef Latina for Miami Art Fair Goers,” The Wow Report, December 1

 

2015
Henry, Joseph. “Querying the New Appropriation Art: Is This Cynicism?,” Momus.ca, January 8
Coop, Alex. “Art Gallery’s New Exhibit Addresses Online Dating,” Estevan Mercury, January 20

 

2014
Sutton, Benjamin. “A Young Artist Debuts at Gagosian, Thanks to Richard Prince,” Hyperallergic, October 23
Shepard, Annie. “(Untitled) ‘There’s a whole lot of  authorship going on’ Sean Fader X Richard Prince,” Plastiglass Journal, December, 31
Johnson, Paddy.  “Pulse is Back!,” Art F City, May 10
Boucai, Marc. “Sean Fader’s SUP?: High on Style, Low on Substance,” Art F City, April 28
Messinger, Kate. “Gallery Spy: Art Weakness,” The Wild
“Inside the 2014 Spring/Break Art Show,” Blouin Art Info
Smeyne, Rebecca. “The Armory Shows Downtown Alter Ego,” Paper
Lynch, Smith. “Spring/Break Goes Wild,” Gothamist
Selz, Gabrielle. “CRITIC’S VIEW: Revelations and Secrets Inhabit Spring Break Art Fair,” Hamptons  Art Hub
Katz, Samantha. “Go Wild at Spring/Break Art Show,” Whitewall
Rosenberg, David. “Fantasy Versus Reality in the Online Dating World,” The Slate Magazine
Pulos, Will. “This photographer explores the relationship between online and real-life identities with his series of photographs, Sup?,” Next Magazine

 

2013
Frank, Priscilla. “Sean Fader Explores The Art Of Online Dating In ‘Sup?’,” Huffington Post 
Kalsi, Jyoti. “Plucking the many strands of identity,” Gulf News
Brathwaite, Les Fabian. “PHOTOS: The Art Of Hooking Up,” Queerty
Feely, Peter. “An art show about body hair in Dubai,” Time Out Dubai
Grady, Elizabeth. “ARTIST FILES” published by A Blade Of Grass Nurtuers Socially Engaged Art

 

2012
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward

 

2011
“Feature,” SELECT Magazine, Issue 1

 

2010
Pochon, Caroline and  Allan Rothschild. “Le Culte Des Seins,” Democratic Books

 

2009
Reaves, Derrick. “NY, Who’s Next ‘09,” NEXT Magazine, January 9
The Josh, Issue 2, Spring

 

 

 

VISITING ARTIST / GUEST LECTURER

 

2016        
The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC, NY
The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, NY
University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE
Bemis Center for The Arts, Omaha, NE

 

2015
Mass Art, Boston, MA
Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

2014

Florida International University (FIU), Miami FL
Northern Illinois University (NIU), Dekalb IL
University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
NYU Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, New York, NY     
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
CAA, Queer Caucus 

 

2013
Untitled Art Fair Miami, BroLab, Curating Social Practices, Miami, FL

NYU Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, New York, NY  

 

2009        
Society for Photographic Educators, Montclair, NJ

 

2008        

NYU Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, New York, NY  

 

2007        
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

 

2006        
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

 

2005        
NYC Summer Arts Institute, New York, NY

 


CURRENT TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

 

(2008 - Present) Fashion Institute of Technology: Adjunct Professor, CCE (Certificate of Continuous Employment)
(2015 - Present) New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; Adjunct Instructor

 


CLASSES TAUGHT / OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2016)
        Diane Arbus, Teen Studio: Photography
    Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (2008 - Present) 
        Senior Thesis Projects
        The Art of the Exhibition
        Photoshop I For Photographers
        Photoshop II For Photographers 
        Retouching and Prepress for Photographers 
        Color Theory For Photographers
        Advanced Digital Techniques I (still) 
        Advanced Digital Techniques II (video) 
        Photo 1: Introduction to Photography
        Photo 2: Photographic Techniques 
        Photographic Post Production
    NYU (2015 - Present) 
        Multimedia: Video
        Digital Photo 1
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2010 - 2011)
        Art Brains Business Smarts
        Advanced Photoshop 
    Hampshire College (2008 -2010)
        Digital Photography I
    Hunter College (2013)
        Introduction to Digital Arts
 

BIO

 

Sean Fader (b.1985) holds an MA in digital arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Fader’s recent solo show for Spring/Break Arts Show with Denny Gallery was #365ProfilePics. #365ProfilePics was developed during residencies at Yaddo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Fader received a faculty enrichment grant from FIT and a materials grant from Yaddo to support #365ProfilePics. Recent performances include #ferwings at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Socrates Sculpture Park, and Yaass Gaga at Satellite Art Show (Miami). Previous solo shows include #wishingpelt at Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), Spring Break Art Show (NYC), and Pulse Art Fair (NYC), and Sup? at the University of Illinois in Springfield. Group shows include White Boys, curated by Hank Willis Thomas (Haverford College); New Portraits, curated by Richard Prince (Gagosian in New York City); and Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism (Denny Gallery in New York City). Recent fellowships include New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and A Blade of Grass. Recent press includes MOMUS, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Vice, Art/Slant, Art News, Gothamist, NY1, the Huffington Post, and Slate. Recent awards include the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Award for Emerging Photographers. Fader is based in Brooklyn.