Sean Landers (b. 1962, Palmer, MA)
Sean Landers is a painter and multimedia artist living and working in New York. From confessions poured out in weblike formations on legal pads to revisions of Hogarth paintings and lonely clowns at sea, Landers’s artworks span an enormous breadth of subjects and touch on existential themes.
He has exhibited widely and had solo exhibitions at Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2020); greengrassi, London (2020); Ben Brown Gallery, Hong Kong (2019); Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2016); Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2015); Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2015); China Art Objects, Los Angeles (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, (2010); and the Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2004).
His work has been included in exhibitions at the ICA, Miami (2017); Musée Magritte, Brussels (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2015); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); New Museum, New York (2013); DESTE Foundation, Athens (2013); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa (2011); Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2011); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (2009); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2009); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2009); White Columns, New York (2008); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2008); 4th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2006); and MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2006).
Sean Landers received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1986 and his BFA from Philadelphia College of Art in 1984.
His works are included in public collections including the Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; and The Brooklyn Museum, New York; among many others.
.I want the entire thing to be a well-rounded picture of who I am creatively by the end
Everything I make is in some way going back into my own history and picking up threads
and combining them in new ways. The way I look at it is, I have created a system or an
.instrument that is generative and enjoy using that system or machine to generate new things
.That’s where my true joy is as an artist