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Lives and works in New Orleans, LA and Brooklyn, NY

Born in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

REPRESENTATION

    Denny Dimin Gallery, Tribecca, New York City, NY

    Antenna Gallery (Collective Member), New Orleans, LA

 

 

CURRENT TEACHING APPOINTMENT

    Tulane University, Newcomb College of Art, New Orleans, LA

    Mellon Fellow in Community-Engaged Scholarship at Tulane University

 

 

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, NY, NY

2001        CD     American Musical & Dramatic Academy, Musical Theater, NY, NY

1998-2001        Northwestern University, Theater, Evanston, IL

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020        Thirst/Trap, Denny Gallery, Tribecca, NY

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

2016        #Fernwings, Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE

                #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), Spring Break Art Show, NY    

2014        SUP?, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL

                #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

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

2022        upcoming, Loghaven, Knoxville, TN

2021        Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN

2015        The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY

2018        Art Omi, Ghent, NY

                Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, Prague, CZ

2017        GlogauAIR, Berlin, GER

2016        Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

                Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2014        The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2013        NYFA Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY 

                A Blade of Grass Fellowship, NY, NY

2008        Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

 

 

PERFORMANCES

2018        #wishingpelt, Art Omi Open House, Ghent, NY 

2017        #wishingpelt, Curated by Beverly’s, Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MX

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

2022        upcoming, This Is Us, Carroll Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2021        upcoming, Denny Dimin Booth, Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL

                upcoming, Sugar, Antenna Gallery, Offical Satalite of Prospect 5, New Orleans, LA

                upcoming, About Last Year, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN

               Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art, Albright-                                    Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY curated by Tina Rivers Ryan

               Peep Show, Anton Kern Window, NY, NY

2020       We Are People, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

2019       Contemporary Performance, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL

               On the Map, Denny Dimin Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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

2018       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, CAN

                Picture Yourself: Selfies, Cellphones, and the Digital Age, College of Wooster Art                                 Museum, Wooster, OH

                Sit Still, 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, NY

                Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, LES, 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, MEX

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

                #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

                Strange Bedfellows, 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, thejamjar, Dubai, UAE                               The Participants, Denny Gallery, LES, 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, NY, NY

               Fon’ Seks: Handheld Digital Technology and the Transformation of Intimacy, University                     of Illinois, Springfield, IL

                Looks Like Torture, Here Arts Center, NY, NY

2012        Heterocronia, Studio La Suite, Morelia, MEX

                 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, ENG

2008        Salon 08, Matt Roberts Arts, VINESpace, London, ENG 

               11th Annual Chicago Art Open, Merchandise Mart, 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, NY, 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

2021        Catalyst Support Grant, MASS Design, Public Memory and Memorial Lab, Boston

                Mellon Fellow for Community Engaged Scholarship, Tulane University

2019        Skau Music and Arts Grant, Tulane Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA

2018        Tulane University Professor of Practice Travel Grant, New Orleans, LA

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

                Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Faculty Enrichment Grant, NY, NY

2015        Yaddo Resident Enrichment Grant, Saratoga Springs, NY

2013        NYFA Fellowship in Photography Award 2013, NY, NY

                A Blade of Grass Fellowship Award, NY, NY

2012        Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2012, USA Winner, Toronto, CAN

2008        Gawker Artist, NY, NY

                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

2020        David J. Getsy. “VIEWFINDER: Sean Fader and queer visibility in the age of the digital                     photograph,” July 2020

        Marigold Warner. “Sean Fader’s practice celebrates and interrogates digital technology,”                     British Journal of Photography. July 14, 2020

        David J. Getsy. Multiple Exposures: “Sean Fader’s #Wishingpelt And Humor In Social Media                 Performance,” ASAP Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, September 2020

            Johns Hopkins University Press

        Jon Feinstein. “The Digital Limits of Queer Trauma and Celebration,” Humble Arts                         Foundation, August 6, 2020

        Kristen Tauer. “Sean Fader Explores a New Queer Narrative With ‘Thirst/Trap’ Exhibit at                     Denny Dimin Gallery,” WWD, July 1, 2020

2017         Kimberly Ruth. “Art Uncovered,” BTRtoday, March 7 (podcast)

        Stephanie Simon. “Lots to Explore During Annual NYC Art Fair Week,” NY1, March 3 (tv)

        Paul Laster. “Occupying Offices: Independent vs. Spring/Break,” Whitehot Magazine of                     Contemporary Art, March 5

        “Facing the Black Mirror: Sean Fader’s Awesome Year,” ArtSlant, March 2

        Scott Lynch. “Inside Spring/Break, The Best Armory Arts Week Fair Inside A Times Square                 Office Building,” Gothamist, March 1

        Sarah Cascone. “The SPRING/BREAK Art Show Curator List Is Finally Here,” Artnet,                     February 24

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

2015        Joseph Henry. “Querying the New Appropriation Art: Is This Cynicism?,” Momus.ca,

            January 8

        Alex Coop. “Art Gallery’s New Exhibit Addresses Online Dating,” Estevan Mercury,                         January 20

2014        Benjamin Sutton. “A Young Artist Debuts at Gagosian, Thanks to Richard Prince,”                         Hyperallergic, October 23

        Annie Shepard. “(Untitled) ‘There’s a whole lot of authorship going on’ Sean Fader X                     Richard Prince,” Plastiglass Journal, December, 31

        Paddy Johnson. “PULSE is Back!,” Art F City, May 10

        Marc Boucai. “Sean Fader’s SUP?: High on Style, Low on Substance,” Art F City, 

            April 28

        Kate Messinger. “Gallery Spy: Art Weakness,” The Wild

        “Inside the 2014 Spring/Break Art Show,” Blouin Art Info

        Rebecca Smeyne. “The Armory Shows Downtown Alter Ego,” Paper

        Smith Lynch. “Spring/Break Goes Wild,” Gothamist

        Gabrielle Selz. “CRITIC’S VIEW: Revelations and Secrets Inhabit Spring Break Art Fair,”                     Hamptons Art Hub

        Samantha Katz. “Go Wild at Spring/Break Art Show,” Whitewall

        David Rosenberg. “Fantasy Versus Reality in the Online Dating World,” The Slate                         Magazine

        Will Pulos. “This photographer explores the relationship between online and real-life                     identities with his series of photographs, Sup?,” Next Magazine

2013        Priscilla Frank. “Sean Fader Explores The Art Of Online Dating In ‘Sup?’,” Huffington Post 

        Jyoti Kalsi. “Plucking the many strands of identity,” Gulf News

        Les Fabian Brathwaite. “PHOTOS: The Art Of Hooking Up,” Queerty

        Peter Feely. “An art show about body hair in Dubai,” Time Out Dubai

        Elizabeth Grady. “ARTIST FILES” published by A Blade of Grass Nurtures Socially                         Engaged Art

2012        Magenta Foundation Flash Forward

2011        “Feature,” SELECT Magazine, Issue 1

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

2009        Derrick Reaves. “NY, Who’s Next ‘09,” NEXT Magazine, January 9

        The Josh, Issue 2, Spring

 

 

VISITING ARTIST / GUEST LECTURER

2021        University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

2020        NYU Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, NY, NY

2017        NYU Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, NY, NY

2016        The Cooper Union School of Art, NY, NY

        The Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, 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, CAN

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, NY, NY    

        Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

        CAA, Queer Caucus, Chicago, IL

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

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

2009        Society for Photographic Educators, Montclair, NJ

2008        NYU Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, NY, 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, NY, NY

 

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2018 - Present        Tulane University, Newcomb Art Department, Professor of Practice, New Orleans, LA

2008 - 2018        Fashion Institute of Technology: Adjunct Professor, CCE (Certificate of Continuous                     Employment), NYC, NY

2015 - 2018        New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; Adjunct Instructor, NY, NY

2016            Metropolitan Museum of Art, Teaching Artist, NYC, NY

2013            Hampshire College, Adjunct Instructor, Amherst, MA

2010 - 2011        School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Adjunct Instructor, Chicago, IL

2008 - 2010        Hunter College, Adjunct Instructor, NYC, NY

 

 

CLASSES TAUGHT / OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Tulane University (2018-Present)

        Lighting for the People

        Copies, Creativity, and Contagion: The History of Memes

        MFA Theory Seminar

        Advanced Digital Photography

        Advanced Chemical Processes

        Foundations of Art: Black and White Photography

        Foundations of Art: Digital Photography

        Foundations of Art: Photography

        Intermediate Photography: Digital

        Advanced Photography 

        Major Projects

        Special Advanced Courses

    Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (2008-2018) 

        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

        Professional Procedures / Contemporary Trends

    NYU (2015-2018) 

        Multimedia: Video

        Digital Photo 1

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2016)

        Diane Arbus, Teen Studio: Photography

    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 is currently the Professor of Practice in Photography at Tulane University.  Sean Fader received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and his BFA from the New School in New York City.   Fader is represented by Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City.  Fader’s work can currently be seen in Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art at the Albright -Knox Museum in Buffalo NY and Peep Show at Anton Kern Gallery in New York.  His most recent solo show THIRST/TRAP was created with the support of a Skau Music and Arts Grand from Tulane University.  His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in Dubai, Canada, Mexico and England.  His exhibition history includes Contemporary Performance at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa (2019), On the Map at Denny Dimin Gallery Hong Kong (2019), 365 Profile Pics at the SPRING/BREAK Art show with Denny Dimin Gallery in NYC (2017), Picture Yourself: Selfies, Cellphones, and the Digital Age at the College of Wooster Art Museum (2016), Drama Queer: seducing social change at the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver (2016), and White Boys, curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Natasha L. Logan at Haverford College. Fader was named a NYFA Fellow in 2013 and A Blade of Grass Fellow for 2012-2013, and he received Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Award for Emerging Photographers in 2012. Fader has been awarded prestigious residencies at Art Omi, Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts, Yaddo, Stove Works, and The Wassaic Project. He has received press coverage in MOMUS, Hyperallergic, British Journal of Photography, Art F City, Humble Arts Foundation, the Huffington Post, WWD, and Slate.