Biography

Education

  • 2013  MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
  • 2010  BA Fine Art, First Class Honours, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2007  Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, Distinction, Mid-Cheshire College of Art

Solo Shows

Selected Exhibitons

  • 2015 The Varieties, The Harris Museum, Preston, UK
  • 2014 The Jealous Graduates, Jealous gallery, London, UK
  • 2014 The Jealous Graduates, Edition and Print Gallery, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2014 Embrace, FORT gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 Chelsea MA Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
  • 2013  FACK! The West London Art Prize (selectors: Phillip Allen, Claire Shea, Christopher Pensa, Becca Pelly-Fry), The Griffin Gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 Honeymoon: Paintings by MA Chelsea and Royal College of Art, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
  • 2013  MA Interim Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
  • 2013 To Boldly Go, The Cook House, John Islip Street, London, UK
  • 2012  Creative Cities Collection: London in 2012, Olympic Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2012  Creative Cities Collection: London in 2012, The Barbican Arts Centre, London, UK
  • 2011  New Lights Prize (selectors: Kate Brindley, Paul Hobson, William Tillyer), Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK
  • 2011  The Threadneedle Prize 2011 (selectors: Julie Lomax, Lisa Milroy, Godfrey Worsdale), Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2011  Desire & Repulsion: Grotesqueries, The Art Corner, Manchester, UK
  • 2010  The Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4′s New Sensations, Cornwall Terrace, London, UK
  • 2010  How It All Worked Out, The International 3, Manchester, UK
  • 2010  Degree Show, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Curated Projects

  • 2013 Honeymoon: Paintings by MA Chelsea and the RCA, The Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

Art Fairs

  • 2015 The Manchester Contemporary, The International 3, Manchester
  • 2014 VOLTA 10, Sean Penlington | Rafal Topolowski, The International 3, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2014 Art14, Jealous gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 The Manchester Contemporary, The International 3, Manchester, UK
  • 2012  NADA Cologne 2012, The International 3, Cologne, Germany
  • 2011  The Catlin Guide 2011, The London Art Fair, London, UK
  • 2010  The Manchester Contemporary, curated by The International 3, Manchester, UK

Awards/Prizes

  • 2013 Chelsea Jealous Graduate Prize, Click here
  • 2013 100 Painters of Tomorrow, shortlisted, Click here
  • 2013 FACK! The West London Art Prize, shortlisted, Click here
  • 2012 The Patrick & Kelly Lynch Scholarship 2012/13, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
  • 2011  New Lights Prize, selected, Click here
  • 2011  The Threadneedle Prize 2011, selected, Click here
  • 2011  The Catlin Guide 2011: New Artists in the UK, Click here
  • 2010  Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 New Sensations, selected, Click here

Publications

  • Review of The Varieties, North West Round-up by Bob Dickinson, Art Monthly, March 2015.
  • ‘Surface and the Becoming-Body of Painting; A short essay on the recent work of Sean Penlington’ by Dr Catherine Ferguson, Click here
  • Q&A with Paulette Terry Brien, International 3, on occasion of solo show ‘Hmhm, Haha’. Click here
  • Review of Paint Union: Cornelia Baltes and Sean Penlington discussion by Sam Mould, Click here
  • Featured on Morgan Quaintance’s Studio Visit, Resonance FM, Series four, Episode one Oct 2013, Click here
  • Featured in Glass Magazine Winter Edition 2012 (Dec)
  • Featured in 100 Curators 100 Days, Saatchi Online, selected by Alexie Glass-Kantor. Click here
  • Interview for Jotta, Sean Penlington: Masquerade and the Body, By George Vasey. Click here
  • Featured in ‘The Catlin Guide 2011: New Artists in the UK’ Catlin Holdings Ltd
  • Featured in ‘The Marmite Prize For Painting 2010′ catalogue

Talks/Teaching

  • 2015 Artist Talk, Future Now, Manchester School of Art
  • 2014 Artist Talk, University of Salford
  • 2014 Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, University of Bolton
  • 2013 Artist Talk and tutorials to BA and MA level, University of Bolton
  • 2013 Artist Talk, Paint Union: Sean Penlington in conversation with Cornelia Baltes, Griffin Gallery
  • 2013 Artist Talk, FACK! West London Art Prize, Griffin Gallery
  • 2013 Group Tutorials, MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design
  • 2012 Artist Talk, Chelsea College of Art and Design
  • 2010 Artist Talk, Manchester School of Art

Collections

  • V&A Museum Permanent Print Collection, London, UK
  • The Darbyshire Collection, London, UK
  • Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of The Arts London, UK
  • Creative Cities Collection, Beijing, China
  • MMU Faculty of Art & Design Collection, UK
  • Private Collection