SEAN C. FLAHERTY

Bio
Visalia, California, 1985
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education
MFA – CalArts – Valencia, CA – 2010 - 2012
BFA – California State University Long Beach – Long Beach, CA – 2006 - 2009

Selected Exhibitions *Indicates Solo Exhibition

2015
Second Sight: New Representations in Photography, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2013
Seance, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Disoriented Orientation / Oriented Disorientation, wharton + espinosa, Los Angeles, CA
*An Overture in Parts, California State University Fullerton Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
October Surprise, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Baker’s Dozen IV, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Boom 2012, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Gape, ATX, Los Angeles, CA
MMXII, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
Calarts MFA Graduation Show Fundraiser, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
*Gesture Studies, CalArts D301 Gallery, Valencia, CA
Forward Thinking: A Curatorial Roundabout, College Arts Association Media Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Mid Res, Calarts D301, Valencia, CA
Videoween, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA
Return of... The White Woman with the Brown Skin with a White Name with a Gun on a Horse, CalArts, Valencia, CA
The White Woman with the Brown Skin with a White Name with a Gun on a Horse, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
*Mellow Drama, CalArts, Valencia, CA

2010
Identity, In collaboration with Danielle Dean, Auto-Italia South East, London, England

2009
*BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Insights 2009, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Cod Piece, MEO103 Sculpture Gallery, Long Beach, CA
*M1, MEO103 Sculpture Gallery, Long Beach, CA
*Folsom, Merlino Gallery – Long Beach, CA*

2008
Matter of Fact, Dutzi Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Insights 2008, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Chart Room Print Show 2008, Chart Room, Long Beach, CA

2005
3rd Annual Nudes in November, Chris Sorensen Gallery, Fresno, CA
Fresno State Annual Student Exhibition, Phebe Conley Art Gallery, Fresno, CA

Scholarships and Awards
CalArts Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, 2010-2012
CSULB Joy of Life Award, California State University Long Beach, 2009
DAAG Scholarship, Dramatic Allied Arts Guild, 2008
Sculpture Award, Chris Sorenson Gallery, 2005
Sculpture Award, College of the Sequoias, 2004

Bibliography
Lisa Young-De Leon, “Sean C. Flaherty’s Overture”, Cultural Weekly, 2012
Jen Hutton, “Economies of Scale”, MMXII: CalArts MFA, 2012
Lisa Young-De Leon, “Art Picks: Baker’s Dozen IV”, This is South Bay, 2012
John D. Spiak, “Sean C. Flaherty”, Baker’s Dozen IV Catalogue, Torrance Art Museum, 2012
Mario Vasquez, “Group Show ‘Gape’ Curated by New Paragraph - One Night Show at Atwater Crossing”,
Super Mario’s Art: Fine Art in the Fast Lane, 2012
Barbara Navarro, “Best in Class: At Insights 2009” in ARTicles, 2009

Teaching
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Jessica Bronson, Visiting Artist lecture, Post Foundation, CalArts, 2011
Teaching Intern, Kyle Riedel, Video Art, CSULB, 2009
Teaching Intern, Kelly Nipper, Intermedia, CSULB, 2009
Substitute Instructor Intern, Bryan Crockett, Sculpture from Observation, CSULB, 2009
Teaching Intern, Christopher Slatoff, Life Sculpture, CSULB, 2007

Work Experience
Kelly Nipper, Videography, Video and Photo Editing, Color Correction, Object Production, Studio Assistant
Julian Hoeber, Object Production, Video Editing, Wood Working, Studio Assistant
Kerry Tribe, Video Editing, Studio Assistant
Alice Könitz, Videography, Cinematography, Still Photography, Object Production,
Christopher Reynolds, Videography, Lighting
Danielle Dean, Videography
Kyle Riedel, Object Production

Selected Art Documentation: Photography and Video
Abel Baker Gutierrez, Swimming
Mary Hill: A THING IS A HOLE IN A THING IT IS NOT
Sarah Petersen: RE SET: Platforms for Distributive Excess
Liz Toonkel: An Aria For the Whale Who Beached Herself
Tyler Matthew Oyer: TMO LIVE, BLACKOUT
Kari Reardon: Fortune Cookie Red Destined For Success
Gracie DeVito: Primrose Pigeonhole
Daniel Axe: Sea Shanty, An Exhibition of Astronomical Proportions
Johanna Breiding: White Narcissus, Backstage Carnage
David Gutierrez: When a Theory Becomes a Law
Shagha Ariannia: Corner
Alex Meadows: Jr Golf
Tyler Calkin & Alex Meadows: 50 Self Destructs
Christopher Reynolds: In Collaboration