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

MFA: The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

BA: Fine Art, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA


Sean Higgins, a Rogue Wave project
27 July - 2 September 2022
LA Louver gallery, Venice, CA


BioScienceLA launch exhibition - curated by Debra Scacco
October 2021 - November 2021


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


Recent Works, VertexList, New York, NY

Viewfinder, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


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


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


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


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


Transporter - curated by Katie Shapiro and Sean Higgins
Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


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

1998 - Present

Freelance Interactive Designer, Internet, Multimedia


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


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

Redman, Bridgette M. “Imaginary Landscapes.” The Argonaut. 18 Aug 2022.

Feinstein, Jon. "New Exhibition Uses a Science Fiction Failure as a Lens to an Optimistic Future"
June, 2017.

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

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

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

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

The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, exhibition catalog.
Syvia Wolf, publised by Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, 2010.

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",, 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


Cerritos College, installed in the Earth Sciences department