Sean Dawson

10 Jun30 Jul 2005
Sean Dawson, Installation view, 2004
Sean Dawson
Installation view

Sean Dawson

10 Jun30 Jul 2005

Sean Dawson

Born 1964 in London. Lives and works in London.


1993 - 95 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1990 - 93 BA Fine Art/Painting, Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London


Grants and Awards

2004 Individual Visual Artists Award, Arts Council, London
2001 LAB Individual Artists Visual Arts Award

Solo Exhibitions

Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim
Mannheimer Kunstverein (cat.)
Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich
Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany
Fabian Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich
Dark Wave Forms, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
LO-FI-SCI-PLI: Paintings, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
SILENT GLITCH: Paintings, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Alfred Camp Gallery, London
152c Brick Lane, London

Group Exhibitions

Color Chamber, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich
The Sky's Gone Out, Arthouse1, London
art for art's sake - Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard CA
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie
Artificia, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury
Abstrakt, Galerie Kremers im Gotischen Saal, Berlin
Abstrakt - Informel, Drei Generationen, White Brush Galerie, Düsseldorf
Obsessiv, Villa Renata, Basel
Art for Art's Sake, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu
Accrochage, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim
Obscure, Villa Renata, Basel, Switzerland
Abstract Confusion, Kunsthalle Erfurt
Abstract Confusion, Neue Galerie Gladbeck
Hallogallo, Sir John Cass Gallery, Metropolitan University, London
Neue Abstraktion, Fahnemann Projects, Berlin (cat.)
Twenty-Five, Galerie Fabian Claude Walter, Zürich (cat.)
ABSTRACT confusion, Kunstverein Ulm, b-05 Kunst. und Kulturzentrum Montabaur (cat.)
East End Promise: A Story of Cultural Migrants, Londonewcastle
Project Space, London
Rohkunstbau XVII curated by Mark Gisbourne, Schloss Marquardt, Potsdam (cat.)
Buchmann Box, Berlin
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
SONS - Shoes or No Shoes?, Museum Kruishoutem, Belgium
Prague Triennial, Prague
Passion for Art, Collection Essl, Klosterneuburg/ Wien (cat.)
The Dream of Putrefaction, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Metropole Galleries, Folkestone
SLIDER, cur. by Richard Priestley, Cell Project Space OFF SITE PROJECT, London
Paintings, (with Dennis Hollingsworth), Buchmann Galerie Köln
Kingdom, Market Gallery, Glasgow
East International 2004, selected by Neo Rauch & Gery Harry Lybke including Frank Ahlgrimm, Hurvin Anderson, Martin Kobe, Jo Mitchell, Rosa Loy and others, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design
Caution: Uneven Surfaces, Temporary Contemporary, London
Wheeling: Motorcycles in Art, curated by Marcus Sendlinger including Liz Craft, Martin Eder, Grayson Perry and others, Cell Project Space, London
Bag Lady, group show curated by Richard Priestly including Ian Monroe, Bob and Roberta Smith and others, Cell@258 Cambridge Heath Road, London
Neverland, Cell Project Space, London
John Moores 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Group show, de March & Solbiati Gallery, Milan
The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery, London
Close Up On Pattern, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
J. Walter Thompson Gallery, London
Out of the Nineties, Mall Galleries, London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Sean Dawson

2011 Abstract confusion, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur, Kerber Verlag 2011
2010 Rohkunstbau XVII, Verlag Hans Schiler, Berlin 2010
Wo Sammler gerne kaufen, article by Christian Herchenröder, Handelsblatt Kunstmarkt, 24.09.2010
2007 A Tribute to 35 Years of the Essl Collection, Essl Museum, 
 Klosterneuburg/Wien, (
2006 Wittneven, Katrin, “Verzerrungen” in: Der Tagesspiegel, 14.01.2006, p. 24
2004 Kingdom, John Beagles, p11, a.n. Magazine. November Issue
East International, Daniela Johnson, p65, Flash Art. October Issue # 238
East International, Martin Herbert, pp.28-30, Art Monthly. September Issue # 279
East International, Andrea Mason, pp.6-7, a.n. Magazine. September Issue
East International, George Szirtes, pp.118-119, Modern Painters. Autumn
EAST International 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
Go East, News, p.22, a-n Magazine, July 2004
News, by Richard Dyer, p.15, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 60, Feb/Mar 2004
2003 Bag Lady, review by Helen Sumpter, Time Out Magazine, 10-17 Dec 2003
212121 Painting: From Postconceptualism to Recontextualism, Brian Muller, pp.32-41, Contemporary Issue 58, Dec 03/Jan 04
Sean Dawson, by Richard Dyer, pp.46-49, Contemporary Issue 58, Dec 03/Jan 04
2002 London Calling, Nick Jones' review of John Moores 22, in Facto Magazine
Who Needs Harry's Bar, review of John Moores 22, The Independent
Lost in Liverpool, review of John Moores 22, TheTimes 
Independent Spirit, review of John Moores 22, AN Magazine
Neverland, reviewed by Sarah Kent, p51, Time-Out Magazine
2000 The Wreck of Hope, Stuart Croft, p24, AN Magazine
1998 News at the Galleries, London. Flash Art
Art Review, Sue Hubbard, Time-Out Magazine, London