Born:
1964, London

Studied:
Royal College of Art, London. MA Painting, 1993-95
Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London. BA Fine Art/Painting, 1990-93
Nene College, Northampton. BTEC Graphic Design, 1979-83


One & Two Person Exhibitions:
Paintings; Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim. April/May 2015
Relics & Remixes; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany. Feb/March 2015 (cat.)
Inscapes; Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. 7.3.-29.3.2014
Trashstar Plumes; solo show, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim. Feb/March 2013
New Positions; solo presentation with Buchmann Galerie/Berlin, Cologne Art Fair, Germany. 13.04-17.04.2011

Dark Wave Forms; solo show, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Sept/Oct 2010
Solo show; Buchmann Box, Berlin. March/April 2009
LO-FI-SCI-PLI; solo show, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Jan-March 2008
SILENT GLITCH: solo show at Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Nov 05/Jan 06
New Paintings; two person show with Dennis Hollingsworth at Buchmann Galerie, Cologne. March/Apr 2005
Solo show, Alfred Camp Gallery, London. March'01.
Apopalyptics: New Paintings; solo show presented by James Colman, 152c Brick Lane. London, May 1998

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016
Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the F R Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, California. Dec ’16 – Feb ‘17
Zeichnung- Works on Paper;
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Sommeraustellung;
Peter Zimmermann Galerie, Mannheim. 9 July - 6 August.
30 Year Anniversary; Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. 9 March - 2 April.
Artificia; Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury. 7 - 22 January.

2015
Abstrakt - Drei Generationen Informel und Konstruktion; Galerie Kremers, Berlin. Oct-Nov (cat.)
2014
Wunderkammer; Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. Dec '14 - Jan '15
Abstrakt - Informel, Drei Generationen; White Brush Galerie, Dusseldorf. 4 Sept - 20 Oct.
Accrochage;
Peter Zimmermann Galerie, Mannheim. 28 June - 26 July.
Obsessiv; curated by Fabian Claude Walter & Romerapotheke Galeries, Villa Renata, Basel. 15-21 June.
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation;
curated by Billie Milam Weisman, Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 30 January - 26 April.
2013
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, curated by Billie Weisman, Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. Aug 26 - Nov 24
Accrochage;
Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim. June/ July
Villa "Obscure"; at Villa Renata, Basel. 7.6.-16.6.2013
2012

ABSTRACT Confusion; group show, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany. April/June
ABSTRACT Confusion; group show, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany. Feb/March
Hallogallo; group show (& co-curator), Sir John Cass Gallery, London Metropolitan University, London. Feb/March
2011
Abstraction & Illusion; with Arnold Helbling, Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. Oct/Nov 2011
Abstract Confusion; curated by Christian Malycha, Kunstverein Ulm. Sept/Nov 2011 (exhibit.cat.)
Neue Abstracktion; Fahnemann Projects, Berlin. Sept/Oct 2011 (exhibit. cat.)
Chain Letter, LA; (invited by Sarah Danays), group show curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. July August.
ABSTRACT Confusion; touring group show curated by Christian Malycha including André Butzer, Wolfgang Flad, Frank Nitsche, Thomas Scheibitz, & others. Commencing b-05, Montabaur, Germany. May/August. (exhibit. cat.)

TWENTY-FIVE; group anniversary exhibition, Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. March/April. (exhibit. cat.)
2010
The Crystal World: to J.G. Ballard; group show including Des Hughes, Tatsuo Miyajima, Yutaka Sone, Yutaka Takanashi & others, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Nov '10/Jan 2011
East End Promise; group show curated by Paul Sakoilsky & Ernesto Leal, Londonewcastle Space, Redchurch St, London. 9-24th October (exhibit. cat.)
Atlantis II (Hidden Histories - Imagined Identities); Rohkunstbau XVII group show curated by Mark Gisbourne, Schloss Marquardt, Potsdam, Germany, July-Sept 2010 (exhibit. cat.)
Palm paintings; group show including Tomory Dodge, Lutz/Guggisberg, David Reed, Juan Uslé & others, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Jan/March
2009
Bollito Misto; with Jim Butler, Wilhelm Mundt, Arnold Odermatt & others, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. July-Sept
B Noticed; inaugural exhibition at The Broadcaster curated by the Postmethodists Wellingore & Waddington, rural Lincolnshire. Launched 11th & 12th July 2009
Group Show; including Tony Cragg, Wolfgang Laib & Tatsuo Miyajima, Buchmann Box, Berlin. May/June
Monuments wth a Horizon Line II; group show with Zaha Hadid, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Markus Miessen & Bettina Pousttchi, Sergio prego, Joel Sternfeld, Jorinde Voigt, Lawrence Weiner & Clare Woods, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Feb/March
2008
Aesthetics of Similarities, Another History of Future; curated by Oliver Zybok as part of the Prague Triennale - Re-reading the Future - including John M Armleder, Matthew Benedict, Pae White & others, Veletrzni Palace, National Gallery, Prague. 3 June -14 Sept (exhib. cat.)
2007
Passion for Art; Sammlung Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Vienna. 15/11/07-28/3/08 (exhib. cat.) The Eclectic Eye - Selections of Fantasy and Illusion; selection from F.R. Weisman Collection, CAC - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Dream of Putrefaction; group show curated by Dereck Harris, Fieldgate Gallery, London. March/April
Dream of Putrefaction; group show curated by Dereck Harris including Michelangelo Antonioni, Kirsten Glass, Anton Henning, Marylin Minter & others, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone. Jan/Feb 2006
Slider; group show curated by Richard Priestly including Ian Monroe, DJ Simpson & others, Cell Project Space, London. April/May
2005
Group Show, Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna. Nov 05/Jan 06
2004
Caution: Uneven Surfaces; group show including John Chilver, Liz Neal, Markus Vater and others, Temporary Contemporary, London. Dec 04/Jan 05
Kingdom; group show curated by Patti Ellis including Steven Gontarski, Neil Rumming, Toby Ziegler and others, Market Gallery, Glasgow. Nov/Dec
East International 2004; selected by Neo Rauch & Gery Harry Lybke including artists Frank Ahlgrimm, Hurvin Anderson, Martin Kobe, Jo Mitchell, Rosa Loy and others, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design. July/Aug (cat.)
2003
Wheeling: Motorcycles in Art; curated by Marcus Sendlinger including Liz Craft, Martin Eder, Jo Mitchell, Grayson Perry and others, Cell Project Space, London. December
Bag Lady; group show curated by Richard Priestly including Ian Monroe, Bob and Roberta Smith, Neil Zakiewicz and others, Cell @ 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London. Nov/Dec Minimalism and More: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; curated by Billie Weisman including Josef Albers, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Frank Stella and others, Pepperdine's Weisman Museum, California, USA. Aug/Nov
2002
John Moores 22; selected by Matthew Collings, Fiona Rae and Jenny Saville including Ian Davenport, Mark Francis, Gerard Hemsworth and others, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Sept/Dec Neverland; group show curated by Monika Oecshler including Kirsten Glass, Caroline McCarthy, Paul McDevitt and others, Cell Project Space, London. June/July.
2001
Group show; de March & Solbiati Gallery, Milan. May
2000
The Wreck of Hope; group show including Torie Begg, Jo Mitchell, David Thorpe and others, The Nunnery. London March
1998
Close Up On Pattern; group show including Dan Hays and others, Laure Genillard Gallery, London. Oct-Dec
1994
Whitechapel Open; Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Forthcoming Exhibitions & Art Fairs:

Selected Press & Bibliography:
2015
Relics & Remixes; published by Mannheimer Kunstverein & Peter Zimmermann Galerie, 2015. ISBN: 978-3-00-049210-5
Sean Dawson im Mannheimer Kunstverein: Neue Abstraktion der britischen Kunst;
Milan Chlumsky, Rhein-Necker Zeitung. 4th February
Mit Anspielungen an Gothic und Science-Fiction
; review of Relics & Remixes at Mannheimer Kunstverien by Helga Koebler-Stahlin, Mannheimer Morgen. 31st January
2011
Mondrian Werden Wir Hier Heute Auf Jeden Fall Nicht Mehr Sehen; Christian Malycha in conversation with Sven Druhl about Abstract Confusion, pp 384-387, Kunstforum International, Issue 211. Oct/Nov.
Sean Dawson: artist profile
; Verena Ummenhofer, pp158-161, Kunstforum International, Issue 206: New Abstraction. Jan/Feb.

2010
Rohkunstbau XVII: Atlantis II; Matthias Reichelt, Kunstforum Issue 204.
Tiefe des markischen Meeres; Rohkunstbau review, Andreas Hillger, Mitteldeutsche zeitung. 7th August
Angelus Novus; Rohkunstbau review, Matthias Reichelt, junge welt. 7th August
Schemen von Atlantis; Rohkunstbau review, Richard Rabensaat, Markische Oderzeitung. 9th July
Lustvolles Arkadien; Rohkunstbau review, Christian Schindler, Oranienburger Generalanzeiger. 8th July
Im Palast der yerlorenen Erinnerung; Rohkunstbau review, Thea Herold, Berliner Zeitung. 6th July
Das yersunkene Paradies; Rohkunstbau review, Christina Tilmann, Der Tagesspiegel. 4th July Inseltraume, Trauminselm; Rohkunstbau review, Martin Stefke, Markische Allgemeine. 3rd July
2009
Monuments with a Horizon Line II; review by Daniel Miller, Frieze online. 5/3/09
www.frieze.com/shows/review/monuments_with_a_horizon_line_ii/
2007
Slash Seconds Issue 7, sci-fi edition; collaboration with Jo Mitchell. Launch 7/12/07, E:vent Gallery, London.
The Dream of Putrefaction; preview by Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Plan B magazine. Jan
2006
Silent Glitch at Buchmann Galerie; Jane Neal, p125, Modern Painters. March Issue
Silent Glitch at Buchmann Galerie; Katrin Wittneven, Der Tagesspiegel. 14th January
2005
Sean Dawson: Paintings; Die Kolner Magazine. April Issue
2004
Kingdom; John Beagles, p11, a.n. Magazine. November Issue
East International; Daniela Johnson, p65, Flash Art. October Issue # 238
East International; Martin Herbert, pp28-30, Art Monthly. September Issue # 279
East International; Andrea Mason, pp6-7, a.n. Magazine. September Issue
East International; George Szirtes, pp118-119, Modern Painters. Autumn
Go East; News, p22, a-n Magazine. July
News, by Richard Dyer, p15, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 60. Feb/Mar
2003
Bag Lady; review by Helen Sumpter, Time Out Magazine. 10-17 Dec 2003
212121Painting: From Postconceptualism to Recontextualism; Brian Muller, pp32-41, Contemporary Issue 58. Dec 03/Jan 04.
Sean Dawson, by Richard Dyer; pp46-49, Contemporary Issue 58. Dec 03/Jan 04.
2002
London Calling; Nick Jones' review of John Moores 22, Facto Magazine. November
Who Needs Harry's Bar; review of John Moores 22, The Independent. September
Liverpool Arts; by Philip Key, Liverpool Daily Post. 28th November
Lost in Liverpool; review of John Moores 22, TheTimes. September 2002
Independent Spirit; review of John Moores 22, AN Magazine. October 2002
Neverland; reviewed by Sarah Kent, p51, Time-Out Magazine. 10-17 July
2000
The Wreck of Hope; Stuart Croft, p24, AN Magazine. May
1998
News at the Galleries; London. Flash Art. May/June
Exhibition Review; Sue Hubbard, Time-Out Magazine, London. May

Publications:
Neue Abstraktion; exhibition catalogue with text by Mark Gisbourne, published by Fahnemann Galerie, Berlin. September 2011
ABSTRACT Confusion
; exhibition catalogue with texts by Monika Machnicki & Christian Malycha & edited by b-05. Kerber Verlag Bielefeld, May 2011.

TWENTY-FIVE; publication produced by Fabian Claude Walter Galerie on the occasion of their anniversary exhibition, Zurich. March 2011
XVII. Rohkunstbau: ATLANTIS II, Hidden Histories - Imagined Identities; exhibition catalogue published by Verlag Hans Schiler, Berlin. 2010
Re-reading the Future; Prague Triennale exhibition catalogue, produced by National Gallery Prague, published by Kant. June 2008
Passion for Art; exhibition catalogue produced by Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna. Nov/Dec 2007
EAST International 2004; catalogue (The Kingdom of Incest, text on Sean Dawson by Cedar Lewisohn). July/Aug 2004
The TI Group Art Collection; Painting Graduates of the RCA 1975-2000, TI Group plc

Other Activities:
Artificia Symposium; University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. 14th January 2016
RCA Secret; fundraising postcard exhibtion, Royal College of Art. Nov 2009

The Big Ink; charity fundraising event & auction in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London. 12th-14th June 2009.
Shoes or No Shoes; contributor to the collection of artists' shoes including John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Otto Muel, Gerhard Richter, Lawrence Weiner & many others. Shoes or No Shoes Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
www.shoesornoshoes.com
Concerto for Voice & Machinery Radio Show; with Rob Flint & Jo Mitchell, Resonance FM. 13th February 2007

Awards:
Individual Visual Artists Award, Arts Council, London. December 2004
LAB Individual Artists Visual Arts Award. Jan 2001

Collections:
Essl Collection, Vienna
Frankfurt Kunsthalle, Germany
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Munich
Laure Genillard, London
Reinhard & Ute Onnasch Collection, Berlin
The London Institute, London
T.I. Group, London
Frederick R Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles.
Private Collections - UK & Europe

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