Sean Flood (b.1982 Massachusetts) lives and works in New York City and holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston. Flood works between oil painting and works on paper while focusing on the ways the urban environment can be translated. Through the use of layering mediums and intersecting perspectives, Flood combines pictorial views in combination with the energy the space exudes. Flood is deeply influenced by instrumentals and interested in understanding sound as a way to interpret mark making. Flood has most recently received the Stobart Foundation Grant and will be pursuing a painting residency at School of Visual Arts (NY) and a printmaking residency at Lesley University in summer of 2018.
Video by: Chris Engles 2016.
2017 "Residual Layers" Childs Gallery. Boston, MA
2016 "Eight Years, Two Cities" Gallery at North Hill. Needham, MA
2015 "A New York Minute" Kobalt Gallery. Provincetown, MA
2014 "Urban Outlook" Childs Gallery. Boston, MA
"NewWork NewYork" Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown,MA
2013 "Boston Byways" St. Botolph Cub. Boston, MA
"City By the Sea" Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Selected Group Exhibits
2018 Art on Paper. with Childs Gallery. New York, NY
AD20/21 Art and Design. Boston, MA
2017 Biennial Exhibit. St. Botolph Club. Boston, MA
2016 IFPDA Print Fair. with Childs Gallery. New York, NY
Invisible. Parlor Gallery. Asbury Park, NJ
2015 CRED!, MS17, Contemporary Art Space, New London, CT
Fanfare Fellows Show, St. Botolph Club. Boston, MA
2014 Between the Boroughs, George Billis Gallery. New York, NY
Grit, Copley Society of Art. Boston, MA
2013 Boston Strong/Boston Proper, Mary L. Fitfield Gallery, Boston
Boston Painted, North Hill Gallery, Needham, MA
2012 Ambassadors, Scollay Square Gallery, Boston, MA
Fresh Paint II, DeCordova Museum/New Art Center. Newton, MA
New Members Show, Copley Society of Art Gallery, Boston
2011 The Auteurs’ Hand, Lot F@DD172 Dash Gallery, New York, NY
Build Boston Bash, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA
Buildings and Places, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA
Taste of Boston, Boston University. 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
Winter Juried Show, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Grants and Awards
2017 The Stobart Foundation Grant
2014 St. Botolph Club. Fellowship
2013 Copley Society of Art, CO/SO Circle Scholarship Award
2011 Copley Society of Art, Juried Artist Membership
2011 DeCordova Museum, Corporate Lending Artist Membership
2011 Artscope Magazine, Centerfold Award (July/August issue)
2018 School of Visual Arts. Summer Studio Program. New York, NY
2017 Lesley University. Printmaking Department. Cambridge, MA
2017 Contemporary Center for Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2016 Independent Studios 1. Long Island City, NY
2016 Contemporary Center for Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Fidelity Investments Art Collection
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Trust Company, Cambridge, MA
Morgan Stanley, Boston/NYC
Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA
Conn Kavanaugh, Boston, MA
Nolan, Sheehan, Patten LLP, Boston, MA
Hutker Architects, Falmouth, MA
Boston Public Library
2018 Fine Books Magazine. Fine Art Print Fair Highlights. Chapel Hill, NC
2018 Minus37 Magazine. 'Structure and Chaos' by Natalie Kotok. Sydney, AU
2018 Zone One Arts. Interview with Deborah Blakeley. Melbourne, AU
2018 Provincetown Art Guide. Fifteen Year Anniversary. Back Cover.
2017 Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Urbanism Conference.
2017 Mass Art Auction/ Paddle 8. Monotype Print
2015 Style Boston. Art Talk with Sean Flood.
2015 Boston Business Journal. Book of Lists 2015 featured Artist.
2015 Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Boston Design Week.
2015 Boston Globe review by Cate McQuaid- "Flood's City Views". Arts.
2014 Artsy Editorial. by Sola Agustsson. Artsy.com
2014 "Grit" The Urban Landscape. American Art Collector Magazine. p. 142
2014 " A Formative Journey, One Painting At A Time". Lesley University, MA
2014 "Sean Flood Brings Cities to Life on Canvas" The Boston Globe. Boston, MA
2014 American Art Collector Magazine. "Cape Cod & The Islands" p. 80
2013 Drake, Gillian. "Drawing with Paint" Provincetown Magazine, p.42-43
2012 Corporate Loan. Decordova Museum. Lexington, MA
2011 Weekly Dig Cover Art, Boston, MA, February/March
2011 Jaci Conry/ Eric Roth. "A Model of Efficiency" Boston Globe Magazine
2011 Centerfold Competition Winner. Artscope Magazine 33. July/August
2016 "Sean Flood, Oil Painter" short film by: Chris Engles
2012 "Portrait of an Artist" a Film by: Chris Engles.