Sean Christopher Ward

Joined Artfinder: April 2016

Artworks for sale: 298

(2)

United States

About Sean Christopher Ward

 
Professional Plan
 
  • Biography

    Sean Christopher Ward is an interdisciplinary artist focusing his efforts of painting in the style of op art, with major influences from Masters of the movement, like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, who utilize flat design to create depth and kinetic movement through strict hard edges and the utilization of masterfully placed colors side by side or next to negative space in order to keep the works constantly moving within the optics of the viewer.  Now extending past the singular flat plane, I am expanding to multi-plane artworks in which each level is hand painted or left without paint and it allows the perception of the paint coming off the panels to envelop the viewer within the work itself with the high-gloss nature of resin or multiple layers of wood.  The process I use to create my artwork is a mixture of traditional and digital techniques. It begins in the digital realm of Adobe Illustrator to create the design of the works first and foremost, to achieve ultra-crisp and planned results, then transitioning into the traditional realm of hand painting all the fields of colors onto the individual layers of the painting.  This process sounds overwhelming, but it has become common practice for Sean’s works and you can see the commitment to excellence through the weeks of time it takes to complete each individual piece.  With works in over 500 permanent and private collections spanning 9 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the US Virgin Islands, the reach of the artwork is expanding as each year progresses!  Notable works in private collections include The Center for Women’s Wellness, Universal Studios Japan and the ICT Pop-Up Park.

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  • Education

    2011 - 2016

    Wichita State University

    2009 - 2011

    Cowley County Community College

  • Awards

    2016

    Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, January 2016, Received Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

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    2015

    Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2015, Received Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

    2015

    $2,000 Stiphen from The Knight Foundation project

    Wichita Eagle, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation & The Knight Foundation, Wichita, KS, June 2015, Commissioned to paint replica of Black Bear Bosin’s “Keeper of the Plains” for the “Pop Up Park” Permanent Installation

    2014

    Honorable Mention

    A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Won Honorable Mention

    2013

    Runner Up

    My group won "Runner Up" in the "Dark Matter" category at Wichita State University: Project Runaway.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: The Other Art Fair

    Dates: May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019

    Venue: The Other Art Fair - Chicago, Mana Contemporary, South Throop Street, Chicago, Il

    I have a booth at Saatchi's The Other Art Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

    Event: VIVID Exhibition

    Dates: March 28, 2019 - May 25, 2019

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    An exhibition of the works of Sean Christopher Ward, Dana Blickensderfer and Lindy Wiese.

    Event: Superfine! Los Angeles

    Dates: Feb. 14, 2019 - Sept. 17, 2018

    Venue: Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    A Thriving Art Market Comes to the City of Angels

    When we considered Los Angeles for our fourth Superfine! city, we delved deep into the city’s art culture. Constantly juxtaposing the freshest, most exciting talent in the entire world of new contemporary art with heavy-hitter galleries and some of the top museums in the country makes the City of Angels a gorgeous art landscape, and the perfect home for our next Superfine! fair.

    Our job is to turn that energy into viability: we bring our approach, focused on an open, transparent, fair, and inclusive art market, to a city that has both the economics and the artistic clout to support a leading emerging art fair for many years to come. We’re extremely excited to provide that opportunity to both solo artists and galleries focused on top emerging talent from LA and beyond.

    Event: Superfine! Miami Beach

    Dates: Dec. 5, 2018 - Dec. 9, 2018

    Venue: Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    I will be in booth A25 at Superfine! Art Fair at the Art Deco Welcome Center on Miami Beach.

    Event: Superfine! DC

    Dates: Oct. 31, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018

    Venue: Dock 5 @ Union Market, Dock 5 @ Union Market, Washington D.C., USA

    I have a 30' solo booth at the Superfine! Hypercurated Art Fair, that is on display in Washington D.C. from October 31 - November 4.

    Event: Chromatic Hallucinations

    Dates: Oct. 26, 2018 - Dec. 4, 2018

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    "Chromatic Hallucinations" is the solo exhibition of Sean Christopher Ward.

    Event: Studio Reveal

    Dates: Oct. 13, 2018 - Oct. 13, 2018

    Venue: Studio | School, Wichita, Kansas, USA

    I did an open studio at my new working studio space at the STUDIO|SCHOOL in Wichita, Kansas.

    Event: AMALGAMATION

    Dates: Aug. 31, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2018

    Venue: 520 S. Commerce Street, 520 S. Commerce

    The Collaborative Exhibition of Aaron Patton and Sean Christopher Ward.

    Event: Zip! Pop! Bang! The Influence of Pop Art in Street Art

    Dates: June 29, 2018 - July 14, 2018

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    Zip! Pop! Bang! The Influence of Pop Art in Street Art

    Event: Superfine! Art Frieze Week Edition

    Dates: May 2, 2018 - May 6, 2018

    Venue: Superfine! New York City - Art Frieze Week, 459 W. 14th St., New York, New York

    A hyper-curated art fair of the most current aspiring and established artists of our current day and age, with a focus on affordable art, as all pieces are priced under $10,000. This fair is just a few blocks away with one of their partners, The Whitney Art Museum, and it is happening during Frieze Week New York City.

    Event: Superfine! A Hyper-Curated Art Fair

    Dates: Dec. 6, 2017 - Dec. 10, 2017

    Venue: Art Basel, Miami

    I have a 21' booth at the Superfine! Art Fair that is in main district of Art Basel in Miami, Florida.
    This exhibition I will be releasing a new style of work along with a narrative journey through the process with my collaboration partner, Katelyn Marie Green.
    The fair is located at 56 NE 29th Street in Miami, Florida.

    Event: Wichita State of Mind

    Dates: July 28, 2017 - Aug. 19, 2017

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    I curated this event alongside Lindy Wiese and Katelyn Marie Green. I will have approximately 20 works in the show.

    Event: Duo

    Dates: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

    Venue: Enders Art Gallery, Prairie Village, KS

    I am having a group exhibition with one other artist.

    Event: "Lucid Dreamer" Back Gallery Group Show

    Dates: March 31, 2017 - April 22, 2017

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    I am showing a fair amount of brand new pieces, and debuting "The Golden Age of Wichita" at this exhibition, Lucid Dreamer" which is showcasing Hyunju Kim's works in the main gallery. My works will be in a group show in the back gallery.

    Event: Featured Artist of HUE Gallery

    Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017

    Venue: Hue Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS

    As the owner of the gallery, my work is always on display in the back gallery. I exhibit work alongside Lindy Wiese, Jonathan McAfee, Brianna Vanacoro, Carol Carter, Iris Fletcher, Angie Evans, Stephanie Ward, Jeanne Ward, Cornell Steele and numerous others.

    Event: Beneath the Surface

    Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - Feb. 24, 2017

    Venue: Vertigo 232, Wichita, Kansas

    This was a benefit group exhibition to support WASAC Wichita.

    Event: KETCH Palate to Palette

    Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - Feb. 24, 2017

    Venue: Noah's Event Center, Wichita, Kansas

    I curated an exhibit at KETCH's Annual Palate to Palette fundraiser, which included two of my works.

    Event: CHIMERA EFFECT

    Dates: Jan. 27, 2017 - Jan. 27, 2017

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    An experience for optics and mind, CHIMERA EFFECT, is an art installation by Sean Christopher Ward. Immersed in a room of darkness, the colors will be the only thing to light your way. This installation is an experiment of new techniques by the artist and their effects on the viewers. Researchers will be on site taking notes and asking for viewer opinions on their perception of being in this environment, in order to hypothesize a result.

    This installation has been 3 months in the making, the entire experience will only be available for this one night.

    Event: INSPIRE

    Dates: May 27, 2016 - Dec. 17, 2016

    Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

    This is a summer and fall exhibition group series. With so many wonderful artists out there, artist and curator, Sean Christopher Ward, hand selected works from coast-to-coast to exhibit in this show, that is set to INSPIRE the viewers. Each artist provided one piece of artwork, and it will be displayed for 3 months or until sold. As the pieces circulate, more artists will be invited to join the exhibition, until its conclusion in December.
    Artists include: Michael Campbell, Andy Carey, Carol Carter, Krystle Cole, J.M. Culver, Phil Emerson, Julie Hansen, Matthew Hilyard, Paulette Insall, Laurie Maves, Jonathan McAfee, Greg Navratil, Juan Jose Hoyos Quipes, GG Reid, HM Saffer II, Beverly Simonson, Brianna Vanacoro, Renee Vandevere, Sean Christopher Ward, Stephanie Ward, Lindy Wiese and Ernest Vincent Wood III.

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: March 25, 2016 - May 4, 2016

    Venue: The Lakeside Club, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This was a group exhibition of 5 artists. We were personally selected for the showing.

    Event: Collector’s Choice

    Dates: March 19, 2016 - March 19, 2016

    Venue: Channel Island Studios, Camarillo, California, United States

    This was a philanthropy event to raise money for the studios.

    Event: DYNAMIC

    Dates: March 5, 2016 - April 4, 2016

    Venue: Channel Island Studios, Camarillo, California, United States

    I was part of this juried entry national exhibition.

    Event: EQUINOX

    Dates: Feb. 13, 2016 - March 19, 2016

    Venue: Sync Gallery, Denver, Colorado, United States

    I was part of the national juried entry exhibition.

    Event: Undergraduate Art Exhibition

    Dates: Feb. 13, 2016 - March 31, 2016

    Venue: Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, United States

    I was selected to be a part of this Undergraduate Art Exhibition which was national juried entry.

    I also won a $500 scholarship through participation.

    Event: Just Sayin'

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2015 - Dec. 8, 2015

    Venue: Art on 30th, San Diego, California, United States

    Two of my pieces from "The Breakup Series" were part of this national juried entry exhibition.

    Event: Human Experience – Abstracts

    Dates: July 11, 2015 - Aug. 22, 2015

    Venue: Overland Park Arts, Overland Park, Kansas, United States

    I was selected for this juried entry regional exhibition.

    Event: Faces

    Dates: April 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

    Venue: Orange County Creatives Gallery, 761 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA

    I was part of this juried entry national exhibition.

    Event: Satellite Exhibition of “Faculty Biennial”

    Dates: April 18, 2015 - May 23, 2015

    Venue: Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

    I was a live painter and exhibitor during the Faculty Biennial.

    Event: Mixed (e)Motions

    Dates: July 19, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014

    Venue: A/NT Gallery, Seattle, Washington, United States

    I was part of A/NT Gallery's Mixed (e)Motions international juried exhibition. I won "honorable mention" for "The Fall."

    Event: Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55th Annual Art & Book Fair

    Dates: May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014

    Venue: Century II, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    I was in a solo booth during the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55th Annual Art & Book Fair.

    Event: Photography Final Exhibition

    Dates: April 19, 2014 - May 31, 2014

    Venue: Midwest Center of Photography, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This was a group exhibition of just photography works.

    Event: Kansas City Artists Coalition’s “Midwest Undergraduate Exhibition”

    Dates: April 19, 2014 - May 24, 2014

    Venue: Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

    This was a juried entry exhibition that received over 500 entries and less than 50 were chosen. "The Eightfold Noble Path" was chosen for this event.

    Event: Tonantzin Society’s “The Dia De Los Muertos”

    Dates: Oct. 2, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013

    Venue: Tonantzin Society, Topeka, Kansas, United States

    This was a juried entry festival to celebrate the Mexican holiday of "Dia De Los Muertos"

    Event: Compositions

    Dates: July 19, 2013 - July 21, 2013

    Venue: Botanica Gardens, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    I was part of a featured booth during Botanica Garden's Compositions festival. I was also there as a live painter.

    Event: KEYN Music Festival

    Dates: June 14, 2013 - July 26, 2013

    Venue: Waterwalk, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    A group of 5 of us were the featured artists of the festival.

    Event: Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair

    Dates: May 17, 2013 - May 19, 2013

    Venue: Century II, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    I was part of a 5-person booth during the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair.

    Event: Project Runaway

    Dates: April 27, 2013 - April 27, 2013

    Venue: WSU McKnight Art Center, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    Part of Runaway Show, Won Runner Up in the “Dark Matter” Category

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: April 26, 2013 - May 25, 2013

    Venue: Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This was a group exhibition of artists from Artist Central.

    Event: Group Pop-Up Exhibition

    Dates: Feb. 16, 2013 - Feb. 16, 2013

    Venue: Green Acres, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This was a pop-up exhibition at Green Acres Marketplace as a customer appreciation day.

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 25, 2013 - Feb. 9, 2013

    Venue: Artist Central, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This was another group exhibition of the artists in residence.

    Event: 2-month Group Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 4, 2013 - Feb. 27, 2013

    Venue: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This exhibition was during summer musicals and concerts.

    Event: Solo Exhibition

    Dates: July 27, 2012 - Aug. 18, 2012

    Venue: Artist Central, Wichita, Kansas, United States

    This was my first solo exhibition.

Professional Plan

Links


Education

2011 - 2016

Wichita State University

2009 - 2011

Cowley County Community College


Awards

2016

Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, January 2016, Received Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

Show more awardsHide

2015

Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2015, Received Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship

2015

$2,000 Stiphen from The Knight Foundation project

Wichita Eagle, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation & The Knight Foundation, Wichita, KS, June 2015, Commissioned to paint replica of Black Bear Bosin’s “Keeper of the Plains” for the “Pop Up Park” Permanent Installation

2014

Honorable Mention

A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Won Honorable Mention

2013

Runner Up

My group won "Runner Up" in the "Dark Matter" category at Wichita State University: Project Runaway.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Other Art Fair

Dates: May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Venue: The Other Art Fair - Chicago, Mana Contemporary, South Throop Street, Chicago, Il

I have a booth at Saatchi's The Other Art Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

Event: VIVID Exhibition

Dates: March 28, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

An exhibition of the works of Sean Christopher Ward, Dana Blickensderfer and Lindy Wiese.

Event: Superfine! Los Angeles

Dates: Feb. 14, 2019 - Sept. 17, 2018

Venue: Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

A Thriving Art Market Comes to the City of Angels

When we considered Los Angeles for our fourth Superfine! city, we delved deep into the city’s art culture. Constantly juxtaposing the freshest, most exciting talent in the entire world of new contemporary art with heavy-hitter galleries and some of the top museums in the country makes the City of Angels a gorgeous art landscape, and the perfect home for our next Superfine! fair.

Our job is to turn that energy into viability: we bring our approach, focused on an open, transparent, fair, and inclusive art market, to a city that has both the economics and the artistic clout to support a leading emerging art fair for many years to come. We’re extremely excited to provide that opportunity to both solo artists and galleries focused on top emerging talent from LA and beyond.

Event: Superfine! Miami Beach

Dates: Dec. 5, 2018 - Dec. 9, 2018

Venue: Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

I will be in booth A25 at Superfine! Art Fair at the Art Deco Welcome Center on Miami Beach.

Event: Superfine! DC

Dates: Oct. 31, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018

Venue: Dock 5 @ Union Market, Dock 5 @ Union Market, Washington D.C., USA

I have a 30' solo booth at the Superfine! Hypercurated Art Fair, that is on display in Washington D.C. from October 31 - November 4.

Event: Chromatic Hallucinations

Dates: Oct. 26, 2018 - Dec. 4, 2018

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

"Chromatic Hallucinations" is the solo exhibition of Sean Christopher Ward.

Event: Studio Reveal

Dates: Oct. 13, 2018 - Oct. 13, 2018

Venue: Studio | School, Wichita, Kansas, USA

I did an open studio at my new working studio space at the STUDIO|SCHOOL in Wichita, Kansas.

Event: AMALGAMATION

Dates: Aug. 31, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2018

Venue: 520 S. Commerce Street, 520 S. Commerce

The Collaborative Exhibition of Aaron Patton and Sean Christopher Ward.

Event: Zip! Pop! Bang! The Influence of Pop Art in Street Art

Dates: June 29, 2018 - July 14, 2018

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

Zip! Pop! Bang! The Influence of Pop Art in Street Art

Event: Superfine! Art Frieze Week Edition

Dates: May 2, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Venue: Superfine! New York City - Art Frieze Week, 459 W. 14th St., New York, New York

A hyper-curated art fair of the most current aspiring and established artists of our current day and age, with a focus on affordable art, as all pieces are priced under $10,000. This fair is just a few blocks away with one of their partners, The Whitney Art Museum, and it is happening during Frieze Week New York City.

Event: Superfine! A Hyper-Curated Art Fair

Dates: Dec. 6, 2017 - Dec. 10, 2017

Venue: Art Basel, Miami

I have a 21' booth at the Superfine! Art Fair that is in main district of Art Basel in Miami, Florida.
This exhibition I will be releasing a new style of work along with a narrative journey through the process with my collaboration partner, Katelyn Marie Green.
The fair is located at 56 NE 29th Street in Miami, Florida.

Event: Wichita State of Mind

Dates: July 28, 2017 - Aug. 19, 2017

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

I curated this event alongside Lindy Wiese and Katelyn Marie Green. I will have approximately 20 works in the show.

Event: Duo

Dates: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Venue: Enders Art Gallery, Prairie Village, KS

I am having a group exhibition with one other artist.

Event: "Lucid Dreamer" Back Gallery Group Show

Dates: March 31, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

I am showing a fair amount of brand new pieces, and debuting "The Golden Age of Wichita" at this exhibition, Lucid Dreamer" which is showcasing Hyunju Kim's works in the main gallery. My works will be in a group show in the back gallery.

Event: Featured Artist of HUE Gallery

Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017

Venue: Hue Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS

As the owner of the gallery, my work is always on display in the back gallery. I exhibit work alongside Lindy Wiese, Jonathan McAfee, Brianna Vanacoro, Carol Carter, Iris Fletcher, Angie Evans, Stephanie Ward, Jeanne Ward, Cornell Steele and numerous others.

Event: Beneath the Surface

Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - Feb. 24, 2017

Venue: Vertigo 232, Wichita, Kansas

This was a benefit group exhibition to support WASAC Wichita.

Event: KETCH Palate to Palette

Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - Feb. 24, 2017

Venue: Noah's Event Center, Wichita, Kansas

I curated an exhibit at KETCH's Annual Palate to Palette fundraiser, which included two of my works.

Event: CHIMERA EFFECT

Dates: Jan. 27, 2017 - Jan. 27, 2017

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

An experience for optics and mind, CHIMERA EFFECT, is an art installation by Sean Christopher Ward. Immersed in a room of darkness, the colors will be the only thing to light your way. This installation is an experiment of new techniques by the artist and their effects on the viewers. Researchers will be on site taking notes and asking for viewer opinions on their perception of being in this environment, in order to hypothesize a result.

This installation has been 3 months in the making, the entire experience will only be available for this one night.

Event: INSPIRE

Dates: May 27, 2016 - Dec. 17, 2016

Venue: Hue Gallery, 430 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Wichita, Kansas 67202

This is a summer and fall exhibition group series. With so many wonderful artists out there, artist and curator, Sean Christopher Ward, hand selected works from coast-to-coast to exhibit in this show, that is set to INSPIRE the viewers. Each artist provided one piece of artwork, and it will be displayed for 3 months or until sold. As the pieces circulate, more artists will be invited to join the exhibition, until its conclusion in December.
Artists include: Michael Campbell, Andy Carey, Carol Carter, Krystle Cole, J.M. Culver, Phil Emerson, Julie Hansen, Matthew Hilyard, Paulette Insall, Laurie Maves, Jonathan McAfee, Greg Navratil, Juan Jose Hoyos Quipes, GG Reid, HM Saffer II, Beverly Simonson, Brianna Vanacoro, Renee Vandevere, Sean Christopher Ward, Stephanie Ward, Lindy Wiese and Ernest Vincent Wood III.

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: March 25, 2016 - May 4, 2016

Venue: The Lakeside Club, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This was a group exhibition of 5 artists. We were personally selected for the showing.

Event: Collector’s Choice

Dates: March 19, 2016 - March 19, 2016

Venue: Channel Island Studios, Camarillo, California, United States

This was a philanthropy event to raise money for the studios.

Event: DYNAMIC

Dates: March 5, 2016 - April 4, 2016

Venue: Channel Island Studios, Camarillo, California, United States

I was part of this juried entry national exhibition.

Event: EQUINOX

Dates: Feb. 13, 2016 - March 19, 2016

Venue: Sync Gallery, Denver, Colorado, United States

I was part of the national juried entry exhibition.

Event: Undergraduate Art Exhibition

Dates: Feb. 13, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Venue: Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, United States

I was selected to be a part of this Undergraduate Art Exhibition which was national juried entry.

I also won a $500 scholarship through participation.

Event: Just Sayin'

Dates: Oct. 10, 2015 - Dec. 8, 2015

Venue: Art on 30th, San Diego, California, United States

Two of my pieces from "The Breakup Series" were part of this national juried entry exhibition.

Event: Human Experience – Abstracts

Dates: July 11, 2015 - Aug. 22, 2015

Venue: Overland Park Arts, Overland Park, Kansas, United States

I was selected for this juried entry regional exhibition.

Event: Faces

Dates: April 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Venue: Orange County Creatives Gallery, 761 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA

I was part of this juried entry national exhibition.

Event: Satellite Exhibition of “Faculty Biennial”

Dates: April 18, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Venue: Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

I was a live painter and exhibitor during the Faculty Biennial.

Event: Mixed (e)Motions

Dates: July 19, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014

Venue: A/NT Gallery, Seattle, Washington, United States

I was part of A/NT Gallery's Mixed (e)Motions international juried exhibition. I won "honorable mention" for "The Fall."

Event: Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55th Annual Art & Book Fair

Dates: May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Venue: Century II, Wichita, Kansas, United States

I was in a solo booth during the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55th Annual Art & Book Fair.

Event: Photography Final Exhibition

Dates: April 19, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Venue: Midwest Center of Photography, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This was a group exhibition of just photography works.

Event: Kansas City Artists Coalition’s “Midwest Undergraduate Exhibition”

Dates: April 19, 2014 - May 24, 2014

Venue: Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

This was a juried entry exhibition that received over 500 entries and less than 50 were chosen. "The Eightfold Noble Path" was chosen for this event.

Event: Tonantzin Society’s “The Dia De Los Muertos”

Dates: Oct. 2, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013

Venue: Tonantzin Society, Topeka, Kansas, United States

This was a juried entry festival to celebrate the Mexican holiday of "Dia De Los Muertos"

Event: Compositions

Dates: July 19, 2013 - July 21, 2013

Venue: Botanica Gardens, Wichita, Kansas, United States

I was part of a featured booth during Botanica Garden's Compositions festival. I was also there as a live painter.

Event: KEYN Music Festival

Dates: June 14, 2013 - July 26, 2013

Venue: Waterwalk, Wichita, Kansas, United States

A group of 5 of us were the featured artists of the festival.

Event: Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair

Dates: May 17, 2013 - May 19, 2013

Venue: Century II, Wichita, Kansas, United States

I was part of a 5-person booth during the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair.

Event: Project Runaway

Dates: April 27, 2013 - April 27, 2013

Venue: WSU McKnight Art Center, Wichita, Kansas, United States

Part of Runaway Show, Won Runner Up in the “Dark Matter” Category

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: April 26, 2013 - May 25, 2013

Venue: Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This was a group exhibition of artists from Artist Central.

Event: Group Pop-Up Exhibition

Dates: Feb. 16, 2013 - Feb. 16, 2013

Venue: Green Acres, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This was a pop-up exhibition at Green Acres Marketplace as a customer appreciation day.

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 25, 2013 - Feb. 9, 2013

Venue: Artist Central, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This was another group exhibition of the artists in residence.

Event: 2-month Group Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 4, 2013 - Feb. 27, 2013

Venue: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This exhibition was during summer musicals and concerts.

Event: Solo Exhibition

Dates: July 27, 2012 - Aug. 18, 2012

Venue: Artist Central, Wichita, Kansas, United States

This was my first solo exhibition.


 

Biography

Sean Christopher Ward is an interdisciplinary artist focusing his efforts of painting in the style of op art, with major influences from Masters of the movement, like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, who utilize flat design to create depth and kinetic movement through strict hard edges and the utilization of masterfully placed colors side by side or next to negative space in order to keep the works constantly moving within the optics of the viewer.  Now extending past the singular flat plane, I am expanding to multi-plane artworks in which each level is hand painted or left without paint and it allows the perception of the paint coming off the panels to envelop the viewer within the work itself with the high-gloss nature of resin or multiple layers of wood.  The process I use to create my artwork is a mixture of traditional and digital techniques. It begins in the digital realm of Adobe Illustrator to create the design of the works first and foremost, to achieve ultra-crisp and planned results, then transitioning into the traditional realm of hand painting all the fields of colors onto the individual layers of the painting.  This process sounds overwhelming, but it has become common practice for Sean’s works and you can see the commitment to excellence through the weeks of time it takes to complete each individual piece.  With works in over 500 permanent and private collections spanning 9 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the US Virgin Islands, the reach of the artwork is expanding as each year progresses!  Notable works in private collections include The Center for Women’s Wellness, Universal Studios Japan and the ICT Pop-Up Park.

 
 
 
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