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Sean Higgins
Born: White Haven, PA / Lives and works: Los Angeles, CA


Education
1998
MFA: The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1996
BA: Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA



Selected exhibitions
2017

Transporter - curated by Katie Shapiro and Sean Higgins
April 29 - June 17, 2017
Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Hydroponic Forms - Curated by Josh Callaghan and Bas Louter
September 3 - October 1, 2016
Galerie ampersand, Cologne, Germany

2015

Obfuscation - Curated by Jenny Hager.
January 9 – 30
Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Via Negativa: The Transcendence of the unReal - Curated by James MacDevitt.
September 3 - October 10, 2015
South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA

2014

Deviled Eggs: New Photographic Strategies - Curated by Jeff McLane.
Ben Goddard, Sean Higgins, Ian James, Calvin Lee, Jeff McLane, Paul Pescador, and Katie Shapiro.
photoLA | January 16 - 19, 2014.

2013

Empty Distances - A Group Exhibition by Caryn Coleman
Jun 15 – Jul 20, 2013
Mark Moore gallery, Los Angeles

2012

Tomorrowland, curated by Samantha Fields, October 27 - December 8, 2012 .
California State University, Northridge.

New Times Roman. 3 person show with Maya Lujan and and Victor Liu. opens September 15, 2012.
Texan Equities, Los Angeles.

Transient Apocalypse, curated by Chris Pate. Part of Curatorial Exchange. Opening September 8
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA.

2011

The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, curated by Sylvia Wolf
July 9, 2011 - September 25, 2011, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Marine Salon No. 8, April 23, 2011, Marine Salon, Santa Monica, CA

2010

ALPTRAUM!, Curated by Jay Stuckey, will traveled to the following venues:
Transformer Gallery in Washington, D.C., December 11 – January 15, 2011
Cell Project Space in London, January 28 – February 27, 2011
The Deutscher Künstlerbund in Berlin, March 11 – April 15, 2011
The Company in Los Angeles, May 1, 2011 – May 30, 2011
blank projects in Cape Town, August 2011

Marine Salon No. 7, November, 2010, Marine Salon, Santa Monica, CA

2009

Marine Salon No. 3, November, 2009, Marine Salon, Santa Monica, CA (M.B. Boissonnault, Joshua Callaghan, Cindy Cheng, Sean Higgins, Tom Hunter, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Peter Lograsso, Michael McConnell, Debra Scacco)

Difficulties with Interplanetary Travel, June 24 – July 31, 2009, Collette Blanchard gallery, New York, NY

Shut Up and Keep Swimming, curated by Claressinka Anderson, January 2009, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Apocrypha, September 2008, OKOK Gallery (now Ambach & Rice), Seattle, WA

2007

Show, June 16 - Curated by Heather Cantrell.
July 14, 2007, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Sean Higgins - Island of Relative Stability, sixspace, March 3 – April 7, 2007, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Milieu, Pulse (art fair)/IMPULSE section, sixspace, March 10-13, New York, NY

Back Room, Kinkead Contemporary (innaugural exhibition), September 2006, Los Angeles, CA

artLA, sixspace booth, January 26-29, Santa Monica, CA

2005

There Goes the Neighborhood, December 10 - January 14, sixspace, Culver City, CA

Rogue Wave ’05, 19 Artists from Los Angeles, June 30 - September 3, LA Louver, Venice, CA (catalogue)

2004

Recent Works, VertexList, New York, NY

Viewfinder, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003

filesharing.001, Art Front Studios, Los Angeles, CA

1999

Sean Higgins and Lorraine Walsh, Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998

Pennart II, Kohn, Pederson, Fox Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Prints, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Artbytes, Art by Numbers, Walt Whitman Cultural Center, Camden, NJ

1997

East Meets West: Visions in Between, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



Education / Professional / Curatorial
2017

Transporter - curated by Katie Shapiro and Sean Higgins
April 29 - June 17, 2017
Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Guest lecturer, MFA program, California State University, Long Beach

1998 - Present

Freelance Interactive Designer, Internet, Multimedia

2001

California State University, Long Beach, CA, Professor, Interactive Design and Introduction to Computer Art

1998

Skidmore College, Summer Six, Saratoga Springs, NY, Professor, Computer for the Artist

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Assistantship, Computer Based Art

1995 - 1997

Skidmore College, Summer Six Art Program, Saratoga Springs, NY, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing, Figure Drawing



Selectged bibliography
MacDonnell, Allan. “5 Questions 15 Images: Sean Higgins Pictures Places You'll Never Be”
The Kind. May 3, 2016.
thekindland.com

Campbell, Sara. "One to Watch: LA Artist Sean Higgins Suspends Reality"
lacanvas.com

Featured Articles, Previews. Empty Distances.
artweek.la. Jun 11, 2013

Fitzpatrick, Kyle. Stark Lanscapes: An Interview With Sean Higgins.
Los Angeles, I'm Yours. Dec 3, 2012.

Anderson, Claressinka. "At Home With Dystopia: Salon No. 7 at Marine Art Salon"
The Huffington Post. November 10, 2010.

Dambrot, Shana Nys. “whitehot | Marine Art Salon No. 7: Works 222-247.” Whitehot Magazine. January 2011.

Marine, A Contemporary Art Salon, Works 001 – 185, Year One, 2010

Review of Difficulties with Interplanetary Travel. Goings On About Town. The New Yorker. 3 August, 2009.

Spaziani, Rose. “Review of Difficulties with Interplanetary Travel”. The Copenhagen Voice. 26 June 2009.

Beil, Kim. “Blurred Visions: Three Photographers” art ltd. January, 2009. p52

Maine, Stephen. “Sean Higgins at sixspace” Art in America, October 2007, p221

Beil, Kim. “Sean Higgins at sixspace” Artweek, Volume 38, May 2007, p19

Coleman, Caryn, "Sean Higgins Interview", suicidegirls.com, Mar 28, 2007

Pagel, David. “Summer sampler has a dark side” Los Angeles Times, 8 July, 2005, E26

Rogue Wave ’05 / Rogue Wave ’01,” Exhibition catalogue, LA Louver, Venice, CA, 2005