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Sean Ward

1986 Wichita, United States

61 Works exhibited

Current location

Wichita

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Awards

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, he has expanded 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 canvas to envelop the viewer within the work itself with the high-gloss nature of resin.  The process sounds traditional, but it begins in the digital realm of Adobe Digital Suite 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, 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 400 permanent and private collections spanning 9 countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the US Virgin Islands, the works are expanding into more countries throughout the world 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.

EDUCATION

  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2016, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS, 2013, Associates of Arts


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Co-Owner, Wichita, KS, August 2013-Present, Co-Owner
  • Studio | School, Resident Artist, Wichita, KS, August 2018-Present
  • Artists of Wichita, Editor, Wichita, KS, December 2017-Present
  • Mark Arts, Wichita, Kansas, May-December 2017, Exhibitions and Collections Subcommittee
  • Ward Art House, Wichita, KS, July 2012-August 2013, Co-Owner
  • Shiftspace Gallery, Wichita, KS, January 2014-May 2014, Student Assistant
  • Artist Central, Wichita, KS, December 2012-August 2013, Resident Artist
  • Ward Photography, Wichita, KS December 2005-February 2012, Owner
  • CFAI.co Juror, “Abstraction” Exhibition, August 2015
  • Vangoart.co, Beta Tester, February-July 2017
  • ChaShaMa ChaNorth Residency, Pine Plains, NY, May 2018

CURRENT GALLERY REPRESENTATION

  • HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Studio|School, Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • The Art Dealer, Paris, France

CURRENT ONLINE REPRESENTATION

  • Artfinder.com, London, UK & New York City, NY
  • Artsy.net, New York City, NY
  • Gallerique.com, Chicago, IL
  • Saatchionline.com, Los Angeles, CA & New York City, NY
  • Shopify.com, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Xanadugallery.com, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Singulart.com, Paris, France
  • Turningart.com, Boston, MA
  • Redbubble.com, Melbourne, Australia
  • Shopvida.com, London, United Kingdom
  • Threadless.com, Chicago, IL
  • Designbyhumans.com, Irvine, CA
  • Deviantart.com, Los Angeles, CA

PAST AND FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

  • “Superfine! Los Angeles”, Superfine! Hyper Curated Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA, February 2019, Art Market
  • “Art Basel Miami Beach”, Superfine! Hyper Curated Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, December 2018, Art Market 
  • “Chromatic Hallucinations” HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, October-November 2018, Solo Exhibition
  • “Amalgamation: The Collaborative Exhibition of Aaron Patton and Sean C Ward” 520 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS August 2018, Duo Exhibition
  • “Zip! Pop! Bang! Run, It’s The Cops!” HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, June 2018, Curator and Exhibitor
  • “Open Studio” ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY, May 27, 2018, Exhibitor
  • “Frieze New York City”, Superfine! Hyper Curated Art Fair, New York, NY, May 2018, Art Market
  • “Secret Show”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, January 2018, Concert and Solo Exhibition
  • “Art Basel Miami Wynwood”, Superfine! Hyper Curated Art Fair, Miami, FL, December 2017, Art Market 
  • “Holiday RAWk”, Raw Artists @ Revolution, Ft Lauderdale, FL, December 2017, Concert and Exhibition
  • “Duo Exhibition”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, October 2017, Duo Exhibition
  • “Black White and Everything In Between”, Vertigo 232, Wichita, KS, October 2017, Group Exhibition
  • “Duo Exhibition”, R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village, KS, May 2017, Duo Exhibition
  • “Chimera Effect”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, January 27, 2017, Solo Installation
  • CityArt’s “Gifts in the Gallery”, Wichita, KS, December 2016, Juried Regional Exhibition
  • Re:Artiste’s "Show Your World", New York City, NY, November 2016, Juried International Exhibition
  • The Lakeside Club, Wichita, KS, March-May 2016, Group Exhibition
  • Channel Island Studios’ “DYNAMIC” National Exhibition, Camarillo, CA, March 2016, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Sync Gallery’s “EQUINOX” National Exhibition, Denver, CO, February 2016, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Idaho State University’s “Undergraduate Art Exhibition”, Pocatello, ID, February 2016, Juried Entry Online Exhibition
  • White Wall Gallery’s “Artists For Recovery” Auction, San Francisco, CA, February 2016, Silent and Live Auction
  • Art on 30th“Just Sayin'”, San Diego, CA, October 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Overland Park Arts’ “Human Experience – Abstracts” Exhibition, Overland Park, KS, July 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Orange County Creatives’ “Faces” Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA, May 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Ulrich Museum Satellite Exhibition of “Faculty Biennial”, Wichita, KS, April 2015, Group Exhibition & Featured Live Artist
  • A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Juried Entry National Exhibition, Won “Honorable Mention” for “The Fall”
  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55thAnnual Art & Book Fair, May 2014, Solo Booth
  • Midwest Center of Photography’s “Photography Final Exhibition”, April-May 2014, Group Exhibition
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition’s “Midwest Undergraduate Exhibition”, April 2014, Juried Group Exhibition
  • Tonantzin Society’s “The Dia De Los Muertos” Topeka 2013, Juried Art Exhibition
  • Waterwalk KEYN Festival, June-July 2013, Wichita, KS, Group Exhibition
  • Botanica Gardens: Compositions, July 2013, Wichita, KS, Featured Group Booth
  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair, Wichita, KS, May 2013, Group Booth
  • Wichita State University McKnight Art Center‘s Project Runaway, Wichita, KS April 2013: Part of Runaway Show, Won Runner Up in the “Dark Matter” Category
  • Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, KS April 2013: Group Exhibition
  • Green Acres, Wichita, KS February 2013: Group Exhibition
  • Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, KS January-February 2013: Group Exhibition
  • Artist Central, Wichita, KS, July 2012, Solo Exhibition | January 2013, Group Exhibition

ACCOLADES, JURYING EXPERIENCE, LECTURES

  • Contemporary Fine Arts International, Juror of Yearly “Abstractions” Exhibition, Denver, CO, August 2015
  • KETCH’s Palette to Palate 2017 Flavor of New Orleans, curated exhibition for fundraiser, February 2017
  • “Superfine! Miami Collectors' Panel” Superfine! Art Basel, Miami, FL, December 2017, Discussion Panel
  • “The Gallery in 2018” Superfine! Art Basel, New York, NY, May 2018, Discussion Panel
  • “Zip! Pop! Bang! Run, It’s The Cops!” HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, June 2018, Curator
  • “I Am Me and We Are Free” HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, September 2018, Curator

EDITORIALS/FEATURES

  • Theculturetrip.com, “Wichita’s 10 Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit”, October 2013
  • Wichita Eagle, “HUE Gallery Aims to Fill Void in Wichita’s Art Scene”, Wichita, KS, January 2, 2015
  • Liberty Press, “New Gallery on Commerce Street Shows Diverse Work”, Wichita, KS, January 2015 Issue
  • Splurge Magazine, “Contemporary Street”, Wichita, KS, May 2015 Issue
  • “Where Art Lives” Magazine, “HUE Gallery: Contemporary Art Gallery That Explores the Nation’s Work”, Denver, CO, Volume 1, Number 4 Issue
  • MuseValley.com, London, UK, Invitation from CEO for Homepage Feature
  • “Where Art Lives” Magazine, “Sean Christopher Ward”, Denver, CO, Volume 1, Number 6 Issue
  • “Lennon” Feature, The Polychrome Attic, Online feature, October 21, 2015
  • Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art's “Pop Gifts” Collection, November 2015
  • Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art’s “Power Pop” 2016 Collection, January 2016 *2 pieces were selected for this feature
  • Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art’s “New Portraits and Abstracts” 2016 Collection, Jan 2016
  • Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art’s “Original Artwork for $1000 and Under” 2016 Collection, January 2016
  • Crated, Ontario, Canada, Featured on “Home Page” and “Spotlight of Artists” of Website, January 2016
  • Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art’s “Chinese New Year” 2016 Collection, February 2016
  • Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art’s “Original Art Under $1500” 2016 Collection, February 2016
  • “ICT Pop-Up Urban Park,” Weigand Realty, Wichita, Kansas, http://www.weigand.com/blog/2016/04/ict-pop-up-urban-park/
  • “ICT Pop-Up Urban Park,” Wichita By E.B., Wichita, Kansas, http://www.wichitabyeb.com/2016/06/ict-pop-up-urban-park.html
  • “Chairish” Curated collection by Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art’s “Chairish” collection, July 2016 https://www.chairish.com/shop/saatchiart’
  • Vango App, Splash page feature, July 2016
  • Vango E-mail Blast, “Artists Making Some Noise”, feature on Sean Christopher Ward
  • Proteus Mag, “Artist of the Day,” Wichita, Kansas, August 29, 2016
  • Wichita Eagle, “Lights, DJ, art combine for one-night-only Final Friday show”, Wichita, Kansas, January 27, 2017
  • Vango App, Numerous pieces featured in multiple home page collections, 2016-2017
  • “Commerce Street in Photos,” The Chung Report, Wichita, Kansas, March 15, 2017
  • ArtResin, “Art Basel Miami: Artist Spotlight” www.artresin.com/blogs/artresin/artist-spotlight-ben-heller, March 2, 2018
  • Boston Voyager, “Check out Sean Ward’s Artwork” bostonvoyager.com/interview/check-sean-wards-artwork/, Sept 10. 2018
  • White Hot Magazine, “Superfine!: Washington D.C.” https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/superfine-washington-d-c-/4089, November 2018
  • Miami Voyager, “#MiamiCreatives: the local artists who inspire us” http://voyagemia.com/2018/12/11/miamicreatives-local-artists-inspire-us-2/?, December 2018
  • Dr. Lisa Gives A Sh*t, Radio Interview, Brooklyn, New York, Dec 24, 2018, https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/drlisa/episodes/2018-12-24T11_13_55-08_00
  • The Hutchinson News, “A Sense of Place,” Hutchinson, KS, Feb 1, 2019, http://www.hutchnews.com/news/20190201/sense-of-place?fbclid=IwAR18O9Mmdy6jUufmRGLoY_Jg-UPr8R_8odFmB6KfyeMht19jpH9dA88gfis
  • Singulart, “A Day with Sean Ward,” Paris, France, Feb 15, 2019, https://blog.singulart.com/en/2019/02/15/a-day-with-sean-ward/

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

  • KPTS Positively Wichita: Wichita NOW!, Appearance of “The Opulent Keeper of Kaleidoscopic Design”
  • The Chung Report: Entrepreneurship Challenge, Appearance of “The Opulent Keeper of Kaleidoscopic Design”, July 2016

PHILANTHROPY 

  • Ketch’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 2 works
  • Jason Carlsons’ Team in Training Fundraiser for Leukemia 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
  • Delta Delta Delta’s Delta Market 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
  • Ketch’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2016, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
  • Nu Outlook’s Artists for Recovery 2016, San Francisco, Donated 1 work
  • Wichita Center for the Arts Rodeo Drive: Baubles Boutique 2016, Wichita, KS, Donated 2 works
  • 2nd Annual Phi Delta Theta Clark Jackson Memorial Benefit, Wichita, KS, February 2016, Donated 1 work
  • Channel Island Studios’ “Collector’s Choice” National Exhibition, Camarillo, CA, March 2016, Juried Entry National Fundraiser, Donated 1 work
  • Art for Arthritis Silent Auction, Wichita, KS, September 2016, Donated 1 work
  • Mark Arts, Wichita, KS, August 2016, Donated 1 work
  • Mark Arts: Versus A Live Art Battle, Wichita, KS, 2016, Donated 1 work as Celebrity Artist
  • Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, 2016-Present,  Advocate Membership
  • CityArts, Wichita, KS, November 2016, Donated 1 work for auction
  • Numerous Artists, Wichita, KS, 2014-Present, created multiple full websites for aspiring artists to help gain their online presence'
  • “Beneath the Surface” at Vertigo 232, Wichita, KS, February 2017, Donated 1 work for silent auction
  • KETCH’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2017, Curated a NoLa/Mardi Gras Themed Show, Wichita, KS
  • “Beneath The Surface” Silent Auction and Exhibition to Benefit the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Vertigo 232, Wichita, KS, February 2017
  • “More or Less” Silent Auction and Exhibition to Benefit the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Vertigo 232, Wichita, KS, February 2018
  • “Zoobilee 2017”, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, KS, September 2017
  • “Zobilee 2018”, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, KS, September 2018

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Universal Japan, Osaka, Japan
  • Center for Women’s Wellness, Wichita, KS
  • Mort’s, Wichita, KS
  • ICT Pop-Up Park, Wichita, KS
  • The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
  • Wichita State University: Project Runaway, Wichita, KS , April 2013, Won “Runner Up” in Dark Matter Category
  • A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Won Honorable Mention
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2015, Received Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship
  • Wichita Eagle, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation & The Knight Foundation, Wichita, KS, June 2015, Commissioned to paint contemporary-styled replica of Black Bear Bosin’s “Keeper of the Plains” for the “Pop Up Park” Permanent Installation

Works by Sean Ward

Order by

2019

27.94 x 35.56 x 0.95 cm

200,00 €

2018

40.64 x 40.64 x 3.81 cm

500,00 €

2018

121.92 x 121.92 x 5.08 cm

5000,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm

800,00 €

2018

121.92 x 121.92 x 5.08 cm

5000,00 €

2018

40.64 x 40.64 x 3.81 cm

600,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm

1100,00 €

2018

38.1 x 38.1 x 2.54 cm

550,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm

1100,00 €

2018

38.1 x 38.1 x 2.54 cm

550,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm

1100,00 €

2018

60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm

1100,00 €

2018

45.72 x 45.72 x 3.81 cm

700,00 €

2018

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2018

61 x 92 x 5 cm

3800,00 €

2018

72 x 72 x 13 cm

3500,00 €

2018

77 x 77 x 11 cm

4500,00 €

2018

16 x 23 x 4 cm

350,00 €

2018

21 x 21 x 4 cm

350,00 €

2018

77 x 77 x 10 cm

4500,00 €

2017

61 x 61 x 5 cm

2800,00 €

2017

51 x 41 x 5 cm

1600,00 €

2017

41 x 31 x 5 cm

1000,00 €

2017

41 x 41 x 5 cm

1250,00 €

2017

41 x 31 x 5 cm

1000,00 €

2017

77 x 61 x 6 cm

3600,00 €

2017

61 x 46 x 8 cm

1800,00 €

2017

31 x 31 x 2 cm

325,00 €

2017

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2017

31 x 41 x 4 cm

375,00 €

2017

41 x 31 x 4 cm

375,00 €

2017

61 x 61 x 4 cm

1100,00 €

2017

61 x 61 x 4 cm

1100,00 €

2017

41 x 41 x 4 cm

600,00 €

2016

77 x 61 x 4 cm

1300,00 €

2016

31 x 31 x 2 cm

350,00 €

2016

77 x 61 x 4 cm

1300,00 €

2016

77 x 61 x 4 cm

1300,00 €

2016

61 x 92 x 2 cm

1800,00 €

2016

61 x 46 x 4 cm

850,00 €

2016

46 x 61 x 4 cm

850,00 €

2016

61 x 92 x 2 cm

1800,00 €

2016

92 x 92 x 7 cm

1500,00 €

2016

31 x 31 x 2 cm

325,00 €

2016

23 x 31 x 2 cm

275,00 €

2016

183 x 92 x 7 cm

3600,00 €

2016

23 x 31 x 2 cm

275,00 €

2015

20 x 26 x 4 cm

250,00 €

2015

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2015

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2015

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2015

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2015

61 x 61 x 4 cm

800,00 €

2014

127 x 127 x 5 cm

5000,00 €

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