Overview

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 inquirieshis race as a biracial Korean-Canadian, 1.5/second generation individual; as well as micro-scale contemplationshis 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.

Biography

Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1986

Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

 

Education

 

2012 MFA, Sculpture, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2008

BFA, Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2022

Galerie Marguo, 'My Heart Sys Bang', Paris, France

2018

Jane Lombard Gallery, ‘Jack’, New York, USA

2016

Various Small Fires, ‘THIEF’, Los Angeles, USA

2015

SIGNAL, ‘Sisyphus’, Brooklyn, USA

2014

Various Small Fires at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, ‘Happy Cat by Sean Shim-Boyle’, Santa Monica, USA

2013

LA><ART, ‘A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats’, Los Angeles, USA

 2013

Project Row Houses, ‘Salt House’, Houston, USA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2022 Galerie Marguo, 'The Hearing Trumpet Part I', Paris, France

 

Awards

 

2013 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, New York, USA

 

Collections

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

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