Sean Caulfield

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The Flood

Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include: Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA/Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; The New World, The Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary; Imagining Science, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Caulfield has received numerous grants and awards for his work including: Triennial Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand; SSHRC Dissemination Grant: Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; SSHRC Fine Arts Creation Grant; Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, USA. Caulfield’s work is in various public and private collections including: Houghton Library, Harvard University, USA; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.

Over the last five years Caulfield has made a number of large scale woodcuts, relief sculptures and sculptural installations that explore the subject of environmental disaster in order to question the impact of technology on the environment, as well as our role in creating a sustainable future. Work from these projects have been exhibited at venues around the world including: Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, The University of Dundee: Open Studio, Toronto; Glassell Gallery, Louisiana State University; The Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, and Atelier Circulaire, Montreal. The project culminated in 20 x 30ft sculptural relief installation, The Flood, at the Art Gallery of Alberta , as well as a solo exhibition, Firedamp, at dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton. The Art Gallery of Albert produced a publication for The Flood in partnership with the Department of Art and Design. Works from the dc3 exhibition will continue to travel with upcoming exhibitions in 2017 at Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh Scotland and Kobro Gallery Space, Academy of Fine Arts Lodz, Poland.

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