Sean Fader

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Sean Fader (b.1985) holds an MA in digital arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Fader’s recent solo show for Spring/Break Arts Show with Denny Gallery was #365ProfilePics. #365ProfilePics was developed during residencies at Yaddo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Fader received a faculty enrichment grant from FIT and a materials grant from Yaddo to support #365ProfilePics. Recent performances include #ferwings at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Socrates Sculpture Park, and Yaass Gaga at Satellite Art Show (Miami). Previous solo shows include #wishingpelt at Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), Spring Break Art Show (NYC), and Pulse Art Fair (NYC), and Sup? at the University of Illinois in Springfield. Group shows include White Boys, curated by Hank Willis Thomas (Haverford College); New Portraits, curated by Richard Prince (Gagosian in New York City); and Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism (Denny Gallery in New York City). Recent fellowships include New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and A Blade of Grass. Recent press includes MOMUS, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Vice, Art/Slant, Art News, Gothamist, NY1, the Huffington Post, and Slate. Recent awards include the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Award for Emerging Photographers. Fader is based in Brooklyn.