Sean Landers (b. 1962, Springfield, MA) received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1986 and his BFA from Philadelphia College of Art in 1984. Landers is a painter and multimedia artist living and working in New York. From confessions poured out in weblike formations on legal pads to revisions of Hogarth paintings and lonely clowns at sea, Landers’s artworks span an enormous breadth of subjects and touch on existential themes.
He has had solo exhibitions at Le Consortium, Dijon (2020); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2010); and the Kunsthalle Zurich in Switzerland (2004).
His work has been included in exhibitions at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2015); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); New Museum, New York (2013); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa (2011); Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2011); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (2009); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2009); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2009); White Columns, New York (2008); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2008); 4th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2006); and MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2006).
.I want the entire thing to be a well-rounded picture of who I am creatively by the end
Everything I make is in some way going back into my own history and picking up threads
and combining them in new ways. The way I look at it is, I have created a system or an
.instrument that is generative and enjoy using that system or machine to generate new things
.That’s where my true joy is as an artist