SEAN SULLIVAN

In his practice, Sean Sullivan adopts a distinct series of limitations to evokes simple mechanical processes. For example, limitations in early recording technology overlaid musical performances with otherworldly tones—atmospheric conditions beyond the artist’s control. Similarly, Sullivan uses a primitive transfer process that “records” in paint the lines and forms of his drawings—as well as capturing unpredictable marks of chance.

BIO:

Sean Sullivan was born in the Bronx, New York in 1975.

Solo and two-person exhibitions of Sullivan’s work have taken place at: Feuilleton in Los Angeles, California (2020); BDDW Annex Gallery in New York City (2019); String Figures, with Christoph Schellberg, a collaboration between Markus Luttgen Gallery and Linn Luhn Gallery  in Dusseldorf, Germany (2019); à ùne éa at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City (2018); WEST / END / BLUES at 57w57Arts in New York City (2017); Ubbe & Sacco at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, New York City (2017); and Sunset, Saudade Station at Devening Projects in Chicago, Illinois (2017).

Group exhibitions that have shown Sullivan’s work have taken place at: Chris Sharp Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2021); Slow and Everywhere Like Breath at Markus Luettgen Gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany (2020); Solitude at Shrine Gallery in New York City (2020); Ute Parduhn Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany (2018); Mon Oncle at Museum for Drawing in Hunningen, Belgium (2017); and We’ll turn Manhattan into an island of joy at Markus Luttgen Gallery in Cologne, Germany (2017).

Sullivan lives and works in Hudson, New York.