Sean Shim-Boyle Canada, b. 1986
Born in Vancouver in 1986, Sean Shim-Boyle is a Canadian artist living and working in Los Angeles. He received a MFA in Sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BFA in Graphic Design from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.
Sean’s work centers around an insistence that identity is borne of imagination, recombination and resurrection at times and in places where and when systems and strength fail.
Engaging in macro-scale inquiries—his race as a biracial Korean-Canadian, 1.5/second generation individual; as well as micro-scale contemplations—his experience of being diagnosed with and living with a serious cardiac condition, the artist continues to explore and critique narratives of site and self.
Shim-Boyle has presented solo exhibitions in institutions across the United States including Project Rowhouses in Texas, Laxart in Los Angeles, and Signal and Jane Lombard Gallery in New York. He was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2013.
Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1986
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA
|2012||MFA, Sculpture, University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
BFA, Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA
Galerie Marguo, 'My Heart Sys Bang', Paris, France
Jane Lombard Gallery, ‘Jack’, New York, USA
Various Small Fires, ‘THIEF’, Los Angeles, USA
SIGNAL, ‘Sisyphus’, Brooklyn, USA
Various Small Fires at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, ‘Happy Cat by Sean Shim-Boyle’, Santa Monica, USA
LA><ART, ‘A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats’, Los Angeles, USA
Project Row Houses, ‘Salt House’, Houston, USA
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2022||Galerie Marguo, 'The Hearing Trumpet Part I', Paris, France|
|2013||Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, New York, USA|
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Sean Shim-Boyle439 BPM, 2022Silicone182.9 x 182.9 x 35.6 cm (72 x 72 x 14 in)
Sean Shim-BoyleFlash in the Pain, 2022Encaustic on canvas, wax78.7 x 61 x 17.8 cm (31 x 24 x 7 in)
Sean Shim-BoyleFlowers from the Giftshop, 2022Silicone121.9 x 86.4 x 35.6 cm (48 x 34 x 14 in)
Sean Shim-BoyleGolden Egg, 2018Clay, resin, gold30.5 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm
12 x 12 x 18 in
Sean Shim-BoyleMother, Mother!!, 2018WoodDimensions variable
Sean Shim-BoyleUntitled, 2018Gold-wrapped automatic sliding door, mirrors
Sean Shim-BoyleFee Fi Fo Fum, 2016Wood, acrylic paint274.3 x 274.3 x 7.6 cm
108 x 108 x 3 in
Sean Shim-BoyleFinding Nemo, 2016Paper, plaster, wire, pillow, silicone
139.7 x 81.3 x 193 cm
55 x 32 x 76 in
Sean Shim-BoyleMilky White, 2016Wood, mattress covers175.3 x 241.3 x 76.2 cm
69 x 95 x 30 in
Sean Shim-BoyleThe Golden Goose, 2016Wood, flex conduit350.5 x 970.3 x 332.7 cm
138 x 382 x 131 in
Sean Shim-BoyleThe Harp That Plays Itself, 2016Customized duplex outlet, rubber hose, compressorVariable dimensionsEdition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
Sean Shim-BoyleSalt House (Project Rowhouses), 2013Brick, flourescent lightDimesions variable
Sean Shim-Boyle, My Heart Says BangParis Exhibition Artist Film 28 Nov 2022Galerie Marguo is thrilled to present My Heart Says Bang , an exhibition of new and recent works by Los-Angeles based artist Sean Shim-Boyle. Shim-Boyle’s practice explores the politics of self-identity through rigorous experimentation with material and form. For his first solo exhibition with the gallery and in France, the artist hones in on the invisible biomechanisms to which we are beholden, that not only shape one’s identity but dictate their literal existence. The new and recent works gathered here take as their starting point the abject experience of living...
Sean Shim-Boyle, My Heart Says BangParis Exhibition Artist Film Teaser 17 Nov 2022