Biography

Sean Cairns

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1988
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Education:
 

2014 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MFA in Visual Studies
2011 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, BFA in Sculpture
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2021 Handler, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2012 Neapolitan, nAbr gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Art Shanty Project, nAbr gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012 XXXXXI with Branden Martz, Center Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin *Feed Shop, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2011 Public Art Project for Convent Hill, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2021 Together: 23rd Annual Membership Exhibition, The MAC, Dallas, Texas
2021 Group Show during Swiftly Flow the Days, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2021 Go Figure: Contemporary Painters and the Human Form, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas
2020 On Being Human, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2020 A Posteriori, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2020 Highlights from the postponed Dallas Art Fair, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2019 Bird Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2019 CHAOS 7!, Ro2 Art, Dallas, Texas
2019 Augie’s Bookshelf: Poetry Book Launch, Deep Vellum Books, Dallas, Texas
2018 Rising Star 6 Art Exhibition, OCSFA Turner House, Dallas, Texas
2018 New Texas Talent XXV, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2017 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Holiday Sale, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2017 THE GIFT EDIT, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, Texas
2017 MCAD Art Sale, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2016 DMA Staff Show, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
2016 Primary Research, Saint Paul Place, D Magazine Building, Dallas, Texas
2015 MINISHOTS, Shamrock Hotel Studios, Dallas, Texas, Open Studio, Shamrock Hotel
2014 Studios, Dallas, Texas, DMA Staff Show, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, Graduate
2014 Thesis Exhibition, MCAD, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MCAD Art Sale, Minneapolis, Minnesota, BI
2014 Worldwide, Law Firm, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tell Me About Your Mother, MCAD
2013 Grad Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota Performance Collaboration with Rudy Medina, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Collaboration with Emmett Fleming, Gallery M, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Student/Alumni Art Sale, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Sculpture Alumni Exhibition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Emerging Artists, Wilson Center, Brookfield, Wisconsin
2012 XXXXX with Branden Martz, Erie Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Group Show, Center Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Best of Show Juried Senior Thesis Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2011 Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Work, Golden Age, Chicago, Illinois
2011 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Art Sale, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2011 Walker Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2011 Pop Up Show, North End Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2010 Small Space, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2009 Pritzlaff Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2008 Best of Foundations Show, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2007 Misselhorn Art Gallery, Sparta, Illinois
2007 Art on the Square, Belleville, Illinois
 

 

Literature:
 

And We All Breathe the Same Air: A Poetry Anthology, Augie’s Bookshelf, Cover Artwork, https://www.amazon.com/dp/1796973548/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_kf4ACb 8W86GH9
 

Primary Research and an End of Eulogies, Brad Fiore, Palliate Blog, 2016, http://palliateblog.com/2016/12/13/primary-research-and-an-end-of-eulogies/#more-393
“Top Five: December 15, 2016.” Glasstire, December 2016, glasstire.com/2016/12/15/top-five-december-15-2016/
“‘Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Works’ at Golden Age,” Zachary Cahill, The Online Edition of Artforum International Magazine, February 24, 2011, www.artforum.com/picks/twice-removed-a-survey-of-take-away-works-27574
2010 DCD News Article, Public Art
 

 

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships:
 

2016 Top Five: December 15, 2016 [Primary Research #1], Glasstire
2014 MCAD Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Best of Show, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Senior Thesis
2009 Mary Ann Nole Fellowship for Sculpture Students, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2009 Milwaukee Public Art Grant, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2008 Best of Show, Foundations Show, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2008 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Fine Arts Excellence Scholarship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2007 Rosco Misselhorn Fellowship, Sparta, Illinois

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