Sean Duffy

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
MFA, University of California, Irvine
BA Studio Art and Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Solo Exhibitions

"Paintings," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"CAR 23," NORRA Mexican 1000, Mexico to San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
"Sean Duffy's Garage Sale," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Sean Duffy," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna CA
"Cant Stop It," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Hilites," Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
"Group Show 3," Howard House, Seattle, WA
"The Grove," Luckman Gallery, California State University Los Angeles, CA; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
"Group Show Part 2," Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany
"Group Show," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Casual Friday," California 101, San Francisco, CA
"Temporary Worker," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Bakersfield Smoker," Project Space, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Sorry Entertainer," Howard House, Seattle, WA
"Greatest Hits, Volume II," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"cream," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"mod2," Howard House, Seattle, WA
"Endless Sunday," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Miramar Artist Project Space, Santa Barbara
"mod," Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
"first wave," Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"teach me to love," Deep River, Los Angeles, CA
"Living Plan B; Go Captain Baby Vol. 2," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
"The Real Captain Commander; Go Captain Baby Vol. 1, Lemoyne Kennels, Los Angeles, CA
"Lump-o-coal, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
"Enough Rope," UCI Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA
"Wayne, Trent, Carla, Brenda," UCI Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA

Group Exhibitions

"Inaugural Exhibition," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"Conceptual Craft II," Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (link)
“Tomorrowland,” CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (link)
“Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
“The Gildless Age,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
“Global Positioning Systems,” Peréz Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
"Off-road Expo," High Desert Test Sites & Machine Project, somewhere east of Palmdale, CA
"Ex nihilo," ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA
"Transmogrifications of the Ordinary," Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Reverb," Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
"Reverberations," Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
"Essential: Selections from the Permanent Collection," Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
"Pairings, The Collection at 50- Chris Burden and Sean Duffy," The Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA
"HOLODECK," PST, Los Angeles, CA
"First Contact," Field Projects, New York, NY
"Goldmine: Contemporary Works from the Collections of Sirje and Michael Gold," University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
"The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl," Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, and travelling to: ICA Boston, Boston, MA (April 15 - September 5, 2011); Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (March 18 June 10, 2012); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (July 14 October 7, 2012)
"New Art for a New Century: Recent Acquisitions 2000-2009," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
"ReCycle," University of California Riverside, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
"Resounding," Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"COLA," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
"Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music, & Everyday Experience," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
"Because I say so...," Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
"GIMME; From Inspiration to Appropriation," Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle
"Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood, World Class Boxing, the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, Miami, FL
"Noise," SiteLA, Los Angeles, CA
"Like Lifelike: Painting in the Third Dimension," University of California Riverside, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
"Something from Nothing," Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA (organized by Dan Cameron)
"Sculptors Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More," Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Nowell Karten
"Soundwaves," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
"Time Machine," curated by Brad Eberhard, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles
"Greetings from the American Dream," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
"Back Room," Kinkead Gallery, Los Angeles
"CUT," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
"Lost in Music," Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, curated by Bruce Hartmann
"The Realm of the Senses," James Cohan Gallery, New York, with Vito Acconci, Douglas Gordon, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mike Kelly, Christian Marclay, Fred Tomaselli, Bill Viola
"California Biennial," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
"kurzdavordanach," Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany, curated by Wilhelm Schuermann
"New," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
"Black Belt," Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, curated by Christine Kim; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
"Hot Summer in the City," Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
"Remix/Experimenter," CENAR Centro Nacional del Arte, San Salvador, El Salvador
"21 Paintings from LA," Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, Cal State San Bernadino, CA, curated by James Gobel
"Painting Beyond Painting," Christinerose Gallery, New York, NY
"Pleasure Seekers," Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
"Game Show," Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
"What On Earth," Nevada Institute for Contemporary Arts, Las Vegas, NV
"Happy Trails," College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara, CA
"Tweeners," Spanish Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA
"Make a Move," Lemoyne Kennels, Los Angeles
"Neotoma," Otis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Second Anniversary Fashion Show," Food House, Santa Monica, CA
"Germinal Notations," Food House, Santa Monica, CA
"Hands," Venice Art Walk. Venice, CA
"Visual Exchange, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles
a"Cheese Toast," UCI Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA
"Visual Exchange," UCI Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA
"Ho Down at High Noon," UCI Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA
"Art Factory II," UCSD Annex Gallery, La Jolla, CA
"Art Factory," UCSD Annex Gallery, La Jolla, CA


Oakes, Bob. "A Surprising Harmony: Art Meets Vinyl At The ICA," NPR, April 15
Austin, Lee, "Access Utah--Interview with Sean Duffy," Utah Public Radio, February 9
Gutel, Rene, "Step into the Grove," KJZZ 91.5, NPR Pheonix, July 19

Selected Press

Knight, Christopher, “Review: ‘The Gildless Age’: A different tale of the ‘1 percent’ at the Torrance Art Museum,” Los Angeles Times, September 23 (link)
Enholm, Molly, "2014 Top Ten List Los Angeles," art ltd, January
Wood, Eve, "Review: Sean Duffy at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects," Artillery, September October
Knight, Christopher, "Taking a Shot at a New Method," Los Angeles Times, July 16
Mahbubani, Rhea, "Sculpture with a Vibe," Huntington Beach Independent, October 2
Duffy, Mary, "Cenzias a Polvo," Toyota Trails, December
Fiolka, Marty, "La Carrera Mas Feliz del Mundo," Dirt Sports, June
Mallinson, Constance, "Inside the Artists Studio--Sean Duffy," times, March 5
Armstrong, Liz, "Garage for Sale,", November
Edgers, Geoff, Groove is in the art, Boston Globe, April 15
Donaldson, Jonathan, ICAs Record gets into the groove, Boston Herald, April 15
Blonde, H, "I Never Got to Race with my Dad, but my Sisters Did--Sean Duffy," Intersections, Issue 20
Fernandez, Veronica; Doug Harvey, "Sean Duffy," Front 40 Press Catalog
Knight, Christopher, "Sean Duffy at Susanne Vielmetter," Los Angeles Times, November 27
Schad, Ed, Sean Duffy, Cant Stop It, Art Review, March
Maine, Stephen, Sean Duffy at Susanne Vielmetter, Art In America, February 23
New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Harvey, Doug, "COLA 2010," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (Catalog)
Liu, Marian, "Borrowing from Pop Culture to Create Art," The Seattle Times, September 5
Cronk, Desiree, "Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood, (Interview with Sean Duffy), World Class Boxing Pamphlet, September/October
Brad Spence, Like Lifelike, UCR Sweeny Art Gallery Catalogue
Peter Boswell, Sean Duffy - Hilites, Miami Art Museum Booklet
Schleussner, Laura, "Vinyl is Back, XYMARA, September
Andrews, Scott, "Sean Duffy: The Grove Asu Art Museum, Java Magazine, July/August
Hackett, Regina, "The Valuable and Obscure on top,, July 22
Gutel, Rene, "Step into the Grove, KJZZ 91.5 NPR Phoenix, July 20
Tassoni, Kristy, "whats that noise? 944 Phoenix, July
Hwang, Kelly, " Artists hopes exhibit hits right notes with viewers, The Tempe Republic, June 29
Jansen, Steve, "Groovin Grove, Phoenix New Times, July 19-25
Lengel, Kerry, "Turntables, sound entice interaction Arizona Republic, June 10
Miles, Christopher, "Sean Duffy: The Grove, Flaunt, June
"Gallery Weekend Berlin (Part 4), vernissageTV, May 7
Freeman, Tommy, "Sean Duffy at the Luckman Gallery, Artweek, April
Zellen, Jody, "Sean Duffy: Luckman Gallery, artillery, March
Brooks, Amra, "Fair Report: Art LA, artinfo, February 10
Ting Lipton, Shana, "One good turntable deserves another, Los Angeles Times, February 1
Labong, Leilani, "The Best in Art, Auctions and Gallery Openings, California Home + Design, January
Frank, Peter, "Sean Duffy, ARTnews, October
Balaschak, Chris, "Back: Sean Duffy, frieze, September
Gray, Emma, "L.A. Confidential, artnet, May
Knight, Christopher, "One artist enough for this group, Los Angeles Times, April 21, p. E22-23
Duncan, Michael, "Sean Duffy at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Art in America, September
Choksi, Neha, "An Ode to the Universal Worker, X-tra, Summer Issue, Volume 7, Number 4
Wyland, Jessica, "Get in Gear for Drive Time exhibit, Daily Bulletin, August 16
Muckenfuss, Mark, "The Art of Traffic, Press Enterprise, August 15
"Project Space, NYFA, May 10
Harvey, Doug, "Lost in Music, Exhibition Essay, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, February
Newhouse, Kristina, "Experiencing the California Biennial, X-tra, Volume 7, Number 3, Spring
Tumlir, Jan, "California Biennial, Artforum, February, p. 168
Schuermann, Wilhelm, "Kurzdavordanach (catalogue), p. 95
Knight, Christopher, "Biennial arrives, and so does a museum, Los Angeles Times, October 13
Bollen, Christopher, "Sculpture CultureSean Duffy, VMAN Magazine, Issue 03, Fall/Winter, p. 62
Muchnic, Suzanne, "No more coasting for OCMA, Los Angeles Times, October 24
Di Blasi, Johanna, "Dem Bild unter den Rock geschaut, Koelner Stadtanzeiger, October 23
Chang, Richard, "The art of the new, Orange County Register, October 10
Armstrong, Elizabeth and Simon, Jane, "Sean Duffy, 2004 California Biennial (catalogue), p. 40-43
Worman, Alex, "L.A. Confidential, artnet, January 24
Secret, Mosi, "Africana Reviews Black Belt, Africana, November 21
Kim, Christine Y, "Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem (catalogue)
Stasiek, Tony, "Wall to Wall, The Bellingham Harold, October 2
Hall, Emily, "Do This, The Stranger, August 21
Gleason, Matt, "Sean Duffy: Greatest Hits Volume II, Modern Painters, Summer, p. 126
Gopnik, Blake, "Standouts in a Crowd: A Select Sampling of the NY Armory Show, The Washington Post, March 13
ArtScene, preview, March
Martinez, Lilian, "Scratch Visual, El Dario de Hoy, February 6
Schlueter, Christian, "Irrlaeufer im Kunstparcours, Frankfurter Rundschau, September 27
Rump, Gerhard Charles, "Kunst ab Fuenf Euro: Art Forum Berlin, Die Welt, September 26
"Gucken and Kaufen, Berliner Morgenpost, September 26
Gobel, James and Miles, Christopher, "21 Paintings from LA, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum (catalogue)
"Sonic Perspectives, Bijutsu Techo Magazine, Volume 54, Number 821, June, p. 103
Lunenfeld, Peter, "Anthropomorphometrics, Artext, Spring
LaBelle, Charles, "Sean Duffy, Bijutsu Techo Magazine, Volume 54, Number 814, January
Harvey, Doug, "Synthetics, LA Weekly, November 16
Mastbaum, Blair, "Trends come, go and come again,, November 13
Knight, Christopher, "Art History and Pop Culture: Just a Couple of His Targets, Los Angeles Times, November 2
Kurtz, Katie, "Its a mod world of art and furniture, Seattle Times, March 23
DeVuono, Frances, "Sean Duffy at Howard House, Artweek, Volume 32, Issue 5, May
Ise, Claudine and Lombino, Mary-Kay, "Bestiary, Armory Center for the Arts (catalogue)
Frank, Peter, "Art Picks of the Week, LA Weekly, August 11
Duncan, Michael, "L.A. Confidential,, July 13
Hall, Emily, "The Art of Play, The Stranger, December 12
Knight, Christopher, "Imaginative Daydreaming Alters Familiar Narratives, Los Angeles Times, August 20
Harvey, Doug, "Non-Museum Top 101998 Year in Review, LA Weekly, January 8
Harvey, Doug, "Sean Duffy at Deep River, Art Issues, Summer
Moore, Boothe, "Culture Watch, Los Angeles Times, February 15
Hansson, Bobby, "The Fine Art of the Tin Can, Lark Books, p. 56
Figuls, Carl, "Pumpkinheads, Los Angeles Times, October 28

Grants and Awards

United States Artist Project, Car 23 (funded)
City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship for Visual Artists, Los Angeles, CA
California Community Foundation Fellow for Visual Artists, Los Angeles, CA
Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
Durfee Foundation, ARC (Artists' Resource for Completion) Grant, Santa Monica, CA

Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Luckman Art Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, UT
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA