1964, London. Lives and works in East London and Central France

Royal College of Art, London. MA Painting, 1993-95
Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London. BA Fine Art/Painting, 1990-93
Nene College, Northampton. BTEC Graphic Design, 1979-83

One & Two Person Exhibitions:
Paintings; Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim. April/May 2015
Relics & Remixes; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany. Feb/March 2015 (cat.)
Inscapes; Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. 7.3.-29.3.2014
Trashstar Plumes; solo show, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim. Feb/March 2013
New Positions; solo presentation with Buchmann Galerie/Berlin, Cologne Art Fair, Germany. 13.04-17.04.2011

Dark Wave Forms; solo show, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Sept/Oct 2010
Solo show; Buchmann Box, Berlin. March/April 2009
LO-FI-SCI-PLI; solo show, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Jan-March 2008
SILENT GLITCH: solo show at Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Nov 05/Jan 06
New Paintings; two person show with Dennis Hollingsworth at Buchmann Galerie, Cologne. March/Apr 2005
Solo show, Alfred Camp Gallery, London. March'01.
Apopalyptics: New Paintings; solo show presented by James Colman, 152c Brick Lane. London, May 1998

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Colour Chamber; Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. August/September
The Sky's Gone Out; Arthouse1, London. 6 - 26 April
Accrochage; Peter Zimmermann Galerie, Mannheim. 15 July - 5 August
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the F R Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, California. Dec '16 - Feb '17
Zeichnung- Works on Paper;
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Peter Zimmermann Galerie, Mannheim. 9 July - 6 August.
30 Year Anniversary; Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. 9 March - 2 April.
Artificia; Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury. 7 - 22 January.

Abstrakt - Drei Generationen Informel und Konstruktion; Galerie Kremers, Berlin. Oct-Nov (cat.)
Wunderkammer; Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. Dec '14 - Jan '15
Abstrakt - Informel, Drei Generationen; White Brush Galerie, Dusseldorf. 4 Sept - 20 Oct.
Peter Zimmermann Galerie, Mannheim. 28 June - 26 July.
Obsessiv; curated by Fabian Claude Walter & Romerapotheke Galeries, Villa Renata, Basel. 15-21 June.
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation;
curated by Billie Milam Weisman, Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 30 January - 26 April.
Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, curated by Billie Weisman, Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. Aug 26 - Nov 24
Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim. June/ July
Villa "Obscure"; at Villa Renata, Basel. 7.6.-16.6.2013

ABSTRACT Confusion; group show, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany. April/June
ABSTRACT Confusion; group show, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany. Feb/March
Hallogallo; group show (& co-curator), Sir John Cass Gallery, London Metropolitan University, London. Feb/March
Abstraction & Illusion; with Arnold Helbling, Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. Oct/Nov 2011
Abstract Confusion; curated by Christian Malycha, Kunstverein Ulm. Sept/Nov 2011 (
Neue Abstracktion; Fahnemann Projects, Berlin. Sept/Oct 2011 (exhibit. cat.)
Chain Letter, LA; (invited by Sarah Danays), group show curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. July August.
ABSTRACT Confusion; touring group show curated by Christian Malycha including André Butzer, Wolfgang Flad, Frank Nitsche, Thomas Scheibitz, & others. Commencing b-05, Montabaur, Germany. May/August. (exhibit. cat.)

TWENTY-FIVE; group anniversary exhibition, Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich. March/April. (exhibit. cat.)
The Crystal World: to J.G. Ballard; group show including Des Hughes, Tatsuo Miyajima, Yutaka Sone, Yutaka Takanashi & others, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Nov '10/Jan 2011
East End Promise; group show curated by Paul Sakoilsky & Ernesto Leal, Londonewcastle Space, Redchurch St, London. 9-24th October (exhibit. cat.)
Atlantis II (Hidden Histories - Imagined Identities); Rohkunstbau XVII group show curated by Mark Gisbourne, Schloss Marquardt, Potsdam, Germany, July-Sept 2010 (exhibit. cat.)
Palm paintings; group show including Tomory Dodge, Lutz/Guggisberg, David Reed, Juan Uslé & others, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Jan/March
Bollito Misto; with Jim Butler, Wilhelm Mundt, Arnold Odermatt & others, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. July-Sept
B Noticed; inaugural exhibition at The Broadcaster curated by the Postmethodists Wellingore & Waddington, rural Lincolnshire. Launched 11th & 12th July 2009
Group Show; including Tony Cragg, Wolfgang Laib & Tatsuo Miyajima, Buchmann Box, Berlin. May/June
Monuments wth a Horizon Line II; group show with Zaha Hadid, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Markus Miessen & Bettina Pousttchi, Sergio prego, Joel Sternfeld, Jorinde Voigt, Lawrence Weiner & Clare Woods, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin. Feb/March
Aesthetics of Similarities, Another History of Future; curated by Oliver Zybok as part of the Prague Triennale - Re-reading the Future - including John M Armleder, Matthew Benedict, Pae White & others, Veletrzni Palace, National Gallery, Prague. 3 June -14 Sept (exhib. cat.)
Passion for Art; Sammlung Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Vienna. 15/11/07-28/3/08 (exhib. cat.) The Eclectic Eye - Selections of Fantasy and Illusion; selection from F.R. Weisman Collection, CAC - Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Dream of Putrefaction; group show curated by Dereck Harris, Fieldgate Gallery, London. March/April
Dream of Putrefaction; group show curated by Dereck Harris including Michelangelo Antonioni, Kirsten Glass, Anton Henning, Marylin Minter & others, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone. Jan/Feb 2006
Slider; group show curated by Richard Priestly including Ian Monroe, DJ Simpson & others, Cell Project Space, London. April/May
Group Show, Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna. Nov 05/Jan 06
Caution: Uneven Surfaces; group show including John Chilver, Liz Neal, Markus Vater and others, Temporary Contemporary, London. Dec 04/Jan 05
Kingdom; group show curated by Patti Ellis including Steven Gontarski, Neil Rumming, Toby Ziegler and others, Market Gallery, Glasgow. Nov/Dec
East International 2004; selected by Neo Rauch & Gery Harry Lybke including artists Frank Ahlgrimm, Hurvin Anderson, Martin Kobe, Jo Mitchell, Rosa Loy and others, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design. July/Aug (cat.)
Wheeling: Motorcycles in Art; curated by Marcus Sendlinger including Liz Craft, Martin Eder, Jo Mitchell, Grayson Perry and others, Cell Project Space, London. December
Bag Lady; group show curated by Richard Priestly including Ian Monroe, Bob and Roberta Smith, Neil Zakiewicz and others, Cell @ 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London. Nov/Dec Minimalism and More: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; curated by Billie Weisman including Josef Albers, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Frank Stella and others, Pepperdine's Weisman Museum, California, USA. Aug/Nov
John Moores 22; selected by Matthew Collings, Fiona Rae and Jenny Saville including Ian Davenport, Mark Francis, Gerard Hemsworth and others, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Sept/Dec Neverland; group show curated by Monika Oecshler including Kirsten Glass, Caroline McCarthy, Paul McDevitt and others, Cell Project Space, London. June/July.
Group show; de March & Solbiati Gallery, Milan. May
The Wreck of Hope; group show including Torie Begg, Jo Mitchell, David Thorpe and others, The Nunnery. London March
Close Up On Pattern; group show including Dan Hays and others, Laure Genillard Gallery, London. Oct-Dec
Whitechapel Open; Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Forthcoming Exhibitions & Art Fairs:

Selected Press & Bibliography:
Relics & Remixes; published by Mannheimer Kunstverein & Peter Zimmermann Galerie, 2015. ISBN: 978-3-00-049210-5
Sean Dawson im Mannheimer Kunstverein: Neue Abstraktion der britischen Kunst;
Milan Chlumsky, Rhein-Necker Zeitung. 4th February
Mit Anspielungen an Gothic und Science-Fiction
; review of Relics & Remixes at Mannheimer Kunstverien by Helga Koebler-Stahlin, Mannheimer Morgen. 31st January
Mondrian Werden Wir Hier Heute Auf Jeden Fall Nicht Mehr Sehen; Christian Malycha in conversation with Sven Druhl about Abstract Confusion, pp 384-387, Kunstforum International, Issue 211. Oct/Nov.
Sean Dawson: artist profile
; Verena Ummenhofer, pp158-161, Kunstforum International, Issue 206: New Abstraction. Jan/Feb.

Rohkunstbau XVII: Atlantis II; Matthias Reichelt, Kunstforum Issue 204.
Tiefe des markischen Meeres; Rohkunstbau review, Andreas Hillger, Mitteldeutsche zeitung. 7th August
Angelus Novus; Rohkunstbau review, Matthias Reichelt, junge welt. 7th August
Schemen von Atlantis; Rohkunstbau review, Richard Rabensaat, Markische Oderzeitung. 9th July
Lustvolles Arkadien; Rohkunstbau review, Christian Schindler, Oranienburger Generalanzeiger. 8th July
Im Palast der yerlorenen Erinnerung; Rohkunstbau review, Thea Herold, Berliner Zeitung. 6th July
Das yersunkene Paradies; Rohkunstbau review, Christina Tilmann, Der Tagesspiegel. 4th July Inseltraume, Trauminselm; Rohkunstbau review, Martin Stefke, Markische Allgemeine. 3rd July
Monuments with a Horizon Line II; review by Daniel Miller, Frieze online. 5/3/09
Slash Seconds Issue 7, sci-fi edition; collaboration with Jo Mitchell. Launch 7/12/07, E:vent Gallery, London.
The Dream of Putrefaction; preview by Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Plan B magazine. Jan
Silent Glitch at Buchmann Galerie; Jane Neal, p125, Modern Painters. March Issue
Silent Glitch at Buchmann Galerie; Katrin Wittneven, Der Tagesspiegel. 14th January
Sean Dawson: Paintings; Die Kolner Magazine. April Issue
Kingdom; John Beagles, p11, a.n. Magazine. November Issue
East International; Daniela Johnson, p65, Flash Art. October Issue # 238
East International; Martin Herbert, pp28-30, Art Monthly. September Issue # 279
East International; Andrea Mason, pp6-7, a.n. Magazine. September Issue
East International; George Szirtes, pp118-119, Modern Painters. Autumn
Go East; News, p22, a-n Magazine. July
News, by Richard Dyer, p15, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 60. Feb/Mar
Bag Lady; review by Helen Sumpter, Time Out Magazine. 10-17 Dec 2003
212121Painting: From Postconceptualism to Recontextualism; Brian Muller, pp32-41, Contemporary Issue 58. Dec 03/Jan 04.
Sean Dawson, by Richard Dyer; pp46-49, Contemporary Issue 58. Dec 03/Jan 04.
London Calling; Nick Jones' review of John Moores 22, Facto Magazine. November
Who Needs Harry's Bar; review of John Moores 22, The Independent. September
Liverpool Arts; by Philip Key, Liverpool Daily Post. 28th November
Lost in Liverpool; review of John Moores 22, TheTimes. September 2002
Independent Spirit; review of John Moores 22, AN Magazine. October 2002
Neverland; reviewed by Sarah Kent, p51, Time-Out Magazine. 10-17 July
The Wreck of Hope; Stuart Croft, p24, AN Magazine. May
News at the Galleries; London. Flash Art. May/June
Exhibition Review; Sue Hubbard, Time-Out Magazine, London. May

Neue Abstraktion; exhibition catalogue with text by Mark Gisbourne, published by Fahnemann Galerie, Berlin. September 2011
ABSTRACT Confusion
; exhibition catalogue with texts by Monika Machnicki & Christian Malycha & edited by b-05. Kerber Verlag Bielefeld, May 2011.

TWENTY-FIVE; publication produced by Fabian Claude Walter Galerie on the occasion of their anniversary exhibition, Zurich. March 2011
XVII. Rohkunstbau: ATLANTIS II, Hidden Histories - Imagined Identities; exhibition catalogue published by Verlag Hans Schiler, Berlin. 2010
Re-reading the Future; Prague Triennale exhibition catalogue, produced by National Gallery Prague, published by Kant. June 2008
Passion for Art; exhibition catalogue produced by Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna. Nov/Dec 2007
EAST International 2004; catalogue (The Kingdom of Incest, text on Sean Dawson by Cedar Lewisohn). July/Aug 2004
The TI Group Art Collection; Painting Graduates of the RCA 1975-2000, TI Group plc

Other Activities:
Artificia Symposium; University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. 14th January 2016
RCA Secret; fundraising postcard exhibtion, Royal College of Art. Nov 2009

The Big Ink; charity fundraising event & auction in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London. 12th-14th June 2009.
Shoes or No Shoes; contributor to the collection of artists' shoes including John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Otto Muel, Gerhard Richter, Lawrence Weiner & many others. Shoes or No Shoes Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
Concerto for Voice & Machinery Radio Show; with Rob Flint & Jo Mitchell, Resonance FM. 13th February 2007

Individual Visual Artists Award, Arts Council, London. December 2004
LAB Individual Artists Visual Arts Award. Jan 2001

Essl Collection, Vienna
Frankfurt Kunsthalle, Germany
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Munich
Laure Genillard, London
Reinhard & Ute Onnasch Collection, Berlin
The London Institute, London
T.I. Group, London
Frederick R Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles.
Private Collections - UK & Europe

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