Sean Sprague

Education

University of California Los Angeles, MFA, Art

Ontario College of Art & Design, AOCAD, Photography

Exhibitions

2018 Fallacy of Composition, Supermarket, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Every Unlikely Story, Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA

2018 New Work, New Release, New York City, USA

2018 MFA #3, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2017 MFA 2018 Preview, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2015 American Photography 31, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York City, USA

2015 Flash Forward, Division Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2015 Open Show, The Belljar, Toronto, Canada

2012 Flash Forward,  Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, USA

2011 American Photography 27, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York City, USA

2011 Flash Forward, Airship 37, Toronto, Canada

2007 Left By The Arboretum, John’s, Toronto, Canada

2004 In Sight, The Propeller Centre for The Arts, Toronto, Canada

2004 Go West, Stephen Bulger Gallery (Project Space), Toronto, Canada

2004 Graduate Show, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada

Bibliography

Edmonds, Sam. “Objectivity or Objectification - Photography’s Struggle With “Truth”.” Photo Life. December/January 2017

Butet-Roch, Laurence. "Meet the Artists Who Play With the Rules of Documentary Photography." Time.  September 2015. time.com/4003022/meet-the-artists-who-play-with-the-rules-of-documentary-photography/

Salas, Daniel. “Engaged Anthropology Grant: Alex Blanchette and "‘Factory Hog Farming, Capitalist Natures, and the New Rural American Frontier.’” The Wenner Gren Blog, 9 Jan. 2014, blog.wennergren.org/2014/01/engaged-anthropology-grant-blanchette/

"2015 PDN Photo Annual." PDN, June 2015: p 121. 

Heflin, Mark (Director), American Photography 31, Amilus, 2015

Newman, Cheryl (Foreword), Flash Forward 2015: Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and United States, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2015

Heflin, Mark (Director), American Photography 27, Amilus, 2011

Smyth, Diane (Foreword), Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and United States, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2011

Oborn, Stacy. “HHS! Contender: Sean J. Sprague.” Hey Hot Shot! A Jen Bekman Project. 1 April 2010. www.heyhotshot.com/blog/2010/04/01/hey-hot-shot-contender-sean-j-sprague/

Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2017 Edward J. and Alice Mae Smith Scholarship

2017 Zalec Familian and Lilian Levinson Foundation Scholarship

2016 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant

2015 American Photography 31 Winner

2015 PDN Photo Annual

2015 The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Winner

2013 American Photography 28 Winner

2013 Wenner-Gren Engaged Anthropology Grant

2012 Toronto Arts Council Visual Arts Grant

2011 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner 

2011 American Photography 27 Winner

2004 Du Maurier Arts Grant

2003 Polaroid Scholarship

2002 Faculty of the Ontario College of Art & Design Award