Biography

Education

2008

Graduate Certificate Screenwriting/ Direction, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Sydney.

1997

Graduate Diploma of Education, Southern Cross University.

1993

Master of Fine Arts Degree, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW,

1992

Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree, University of New England, Northern Rivers.

Writing

2015

Phebe Parisia, Visual/Bind edition #1

2010

Making Connections in the Visual Arts textbook Pub; Mcgraw Hill

2007-2009

The MOVE Project education support document. Published by John Kaldor Projects in conjunction with the NSW Department of Education; A compilation of video artworks for distribution to NSW schools.

Selected Exhibitions

Group

2018

The Tree, Northumberland arcade residency, Liverpool

Imperceptible Resistances,  Everglades Blue Mountains.

Clandulla State Gallery Survey Show.

Conversations, Gang Gang Gallery.

2017

Explorers Narratives of site- Woodford Academy NSW

Cementa 17 Kandos NSW.

Collectors Edition- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre NSW Australia

MAP-Kiosk Katoomba NSW.

2016

Fishers Ghost Art Prize – Winner Photography section

WAS Bienale MAP The Club Edition, The Slab, Hazelbrook NSW

“Recluse” GAFFA artspace Sydney.

“Cardinal Points” Gallery North, Sydney.

Modern Art Projects “Homeless” Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Katoomba NSW

Modern Art Projects  Medlow Bath.

2015

Gold to Spin, West Artspace Hazelbrook.

Cementa 15 Kandos NSW

2013

Landscape transference project Palo Alto California

Cementa 13 Kandos NSW

2012

Works from the collection Grafton Regional Art Gallery

2010

Blake Prize Touring Exhibition. Around NSW.

2009

Blake Prize for Religious Art, National Art School

Electrofringe  2009 , Newcastle.

2008

Gallery 4a 10th annual members exhibition

Art Bazaar! Terminus Projects, Clare Hotel Sydney NSW (fringe event to the Sydney Biennale)

2007

Gallery 4a 10th annual members exhibition

“WOW” group show Artereal Gallery Rozelle.

“Off The Wall” Melbourne 07 Royal Exhibition Hall Melbourne

“Pulse” Hawkesbury Regional Gallery Centre Windsor NSW

2006

“Off The Wall” Sydney 06 Royal Exhibition Hall Sydney.

“Changing Nature” Greenpeace exhibition Sydney.

“Small World” Blindside Gallery Melbourne VIC

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto Canada

“Emu” Australian Center for the Moving Image. Melbourne Vic (acquired by ACMI)

2005

Jacaranda Drawing Prize Touring Show, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2004

Jacaranda Drawing Prize (acquired by Grafton Regional Art Gallery)

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto Canada

“Broken Archy” Portrait exhibition  Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

2003

Blake Prize for Religious Art, Casula Powerhouse, NSW Highly Commended.

Outback Artprize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto Canada

‘Dust’ International touring exhibition Australian Consulates and Embassies.

2002

Outback Art prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto Canada Winner for painting.

2001

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Toronto Canada Winner Constantine Wehnert Award for painting.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW

37th Festival of Fischers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW

2000

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto Canada.

D.U.M.B.O group show Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Festival of Fischers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

10+1 retrospective Southern Cross University

1999

Item, Group Show, Level Gallery, Sydney NSW

1997

Southern Cross University Art Museum, NSW.

1996

Ten Edward Day Gallery, Kingston Ont. Canada.

1995

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Canada: awarded Best of Show.

1994

Squamish Annual Art Exhibition, Squamish B.C. Canada.
The Aardvark ate my Homework, AKA Studios Sydney, NSW.

1993

Inaugural show, AKA Studios Sydney, NSW.

1992

Post Graduate Show, College of Fine Arts, Paddington, NSW
Paintings, Taylor Square Arts Festival Sydney, NSW.
Accusations of Unclear Thinking, Arthaus Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1991

Graduate Show, University of New England Northern Rivers, NSW.
1st National Student Art and Design Exhibition, Royal Exhibition

Hall, Melbourne, VIC.
Ten by Ten, Kinselas, Sydney, NSW
Union Art Prize, Access Contemporary Art Centre Lismore, NSW.
Postcard Exchange Exhibition, Canberra School of Art ACT.

1990

Paintings, Mcwhirters Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Student Art Prize, Access Contemporary Artspace, Sydney, NSW.

Solo

2009

In Loco Parentis, First Draft Gallery Sydney.

2007

Recent work by Sean O’Keeffe Latrobe Regional Gallery Vic

2006

Recent work by Sean O’Keeffe Southland Museum/ Art Gallery Invercargill New Zealand

2004

Glasshouse, site-specific installation, Broken Hill NSW

2003

Henry Searle, paintings, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

2002

Park Bench, site-specific installation, Broken Hill, NSW

1999

Paintings, Level Gallery, Sydney NSW

1997

Paintings, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto Ontario Canada

1991

Paintings, Yamba Contemporary Art space, NSW

Grants

2012-2013

Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa Travel sponsorship (Palo Alto Cultural Exchange)

2008

NSW Arts   Regional Arts Development ; Quicks Grant

2005

NSW ARTs C.A.S.P funding

Collections

Grafton Regional Art Gallery Grafton NSW Australia

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Broken Hill NSW Australia

Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Vic.

Private collections in Australia, USA, Canada, Germany and UK.

Selected Bibliography

2015

Gina Fairley  “Cementa 15” Arts Hub 12/4/15

2007

Louise Schwartzkoff “Artist paints virtual war and avoids injury” Sydney Morning Herald Arts 8/11/07

Naomi Gall “Move it or lose it, video art in schools” COFA issue 20

2006

Kate Herbert (exh cat.) “Small World” Blindside gallery

2003

Sean O’Keeffe ‘Mosque’ lecture Blake Prize Casula Powerhouse

Sean O’Keeffe ‘Henry Searle’ lecture Grafton Regional Art Gallery

Art News Daily Examiner 2003

2000

(exh cat)  “Sean O’Keeffe” 10+1 retrospective Southern Cross University

1999

Sebastian Smee ‘Diary of a Dreamer’ Sydney Morning Herald 29/6/99

1995

Emmy Van Den Blink ‘Artspaces’ review Kingston Whig Standard pg 7 9/9/95