Sean Crowley paints from the everyday, a source that provides infinite possibility in combinations of natural, architectural and “vibrant matter”. The process of observing these environments allows a dialogue with everyday compositions but also is a departure from observed space and engagement with painted space. This painted space engaging with the dynamic relationships of architecture, people and matter. Notions of passages, closeness, separation, merging, and overlap become both painterly techniques as well as a way of considering our physical environments and our personal relationships.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2021) and Graduate Diploma (2022) from the National Art School, Sydney. He has previously studied (BDes.Arch USyd) and worked in architecture and urban design and completed the Intensive Drawing Program (2019) at the Royal Drawing School, London. Recent projects include Germ @ Stairwell Gallery (2022), Sydney Fringe Festival Residency (2022), Egg and Dart Christmas Show (2022), End of Year Show Oasis and Blur Studios (2022).
Sean has been a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize (2022) and the Mosman Art Prize (2022).
2021 | National Art School | BFA (hons)
2019 | Royal Drawing School, London |Drawing Intensive
2016 | University of Sydney | Bachelor of Design in Architecture
2022 | Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Gallery
2022 | Waverley Art Prize Finalist, Bondi Pavilion
2022 | Sydney Fringe Festival Artist in Residence | Sydney
2022 | Christmas, Egg and Dart
2022 | End of Year Show, Blur Studios
2022 | National Art School Post Grad Show, National Art School
2022 | Waverley Art Prize, Bondi Pavilion
2022 | Recent Works, Fringe Festival
2022 | Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Gallery
2022 | Germ, Stairwell Gallery
2022 | Flood Relief Art Auction, Anti-Gallery
2022 | Art for Floods, AFB
2022 | National Art School Grad Show, National Art School
2021 | Margaret Olley Drawing Week, Rayner Hoff Space