Sean Naftel

EDUCATION
MFA, National University of Ireland Galway/ Burren College of Art, 2010
Post Colonial Identities in Jamaican Culture, University of the West Indies and Edna Manley College of Art, 2006
BA, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2003
Business & Manufacturing in China, Xiamen University and Hong Kong Baptist University, 2002

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS

            *Denotes Attenborough Naftel collaborations
2016
*Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, Incubator
Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, Mastering the Art of Contemporary Art (collaboration: Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos)
2015
Toyota Motors North America, Washington DC, Celica Tea Ceremony (collaboration: Calder Brannock)
*Union Brewery, Baltimore, MD, Putt Putt
Bard College at SImon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA, Animalia (collaboration: Michael Caines)
2014
*De Buck Gallery, New York City, NY, Yard Sale
*Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD, Custom Camper
*Burren Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, The Middle of Everywhere
2013
*Queens Art Express, Queens Council on the Arts, New York City, NY, Stoopball Challenge
*Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Baltimore, MD, Tailgate ManCave 
2012
*VOLTA NY, New York City, NY, Art/Trek NYC
*Crossing Art and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, New York City, NY, Queens Art Express Recording Information
*Union Brewery, Baltimore, MD, TailGate ManCave Pregame Session Ale Launch (collaboration: Attenborough Naftel & Union Craft Brewing)
2011
*(e)merge Art Fair, Washington DC, Free Art Booth
*Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, Cabin Fever
*Lone Wolf, Brooklyn, NY, Suitcase, Urbane/Urbaine Enterpenuer 
2010
*Winkleman Gallery, SEVEN, Miami, FL, #rank
*O Cinema, Miami, FL, Free Art Stand
*Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, Small Wonders
*Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD, Arts & Crafts
*Artscape, Baltimore, MD, Moving Pictures
*Artscape, Baltimore, MD, The Midway III
*Artscape, Baltimore, MD, Contatenation [Disambiguation]
*Monster Truck Gallery, ID&A Fair 10, Dublin, Ireland
New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, Location not Specific [or, it's neither here nor there] (collaboration: Caroline Doherty)
2007
New Bedford Summerfest, New Bedford, MA, Slow Workers Ahead (collaboration: BLDG5)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS
2016
Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico, Colecciones Particulares
SIUE Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, IL, Sculpture on Campus: Revisited
ALT_BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY, inter-ACT-ion
2014
Access Theater, Letter of Marque Theater Company, New York, NY, GIFTS (solo exhibition)
Casalmaggiore Contemporanea, Casalmaggiore, Italy
2013
LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY, Independents
Institut fur Alles Moglliche, Berlin, Germany, USB-SHUFFLE-SHOW
Monster Truck Studios, Dublin, Ireland, Impromptu
2012
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Camper Contemporary, Washington DC, This Is Not A Museum
Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, Impromptu
Islip Art Museum,Islip, NY, The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross
Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC, Adventure Residency Program Headquarters
2011
Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO, Diana and the Great Wall Plastic Factory (solo exhibition)
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, Selection UpStart
A1 Lab Art, Knoxville, TN, BINGO
Upstart, Dublin, Ireland, Upstart Project
2010
Hynes Photography Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, The Playgrounds (solo exhibition)
2009
Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin, Ireland, This Must be the Place
Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, Town & Country
The Red Door Gallery, Oakland, CA, Small Work for a Small Space
Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Sketchbook Project
Catalyst Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Members' Exchange
2006
808 Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston Young Contemporaries
2004
Open Square, Holyoke, MA, Art Party
2003
Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO, Big Show

RESIDENCIES & SYMPOSIA
2015
Welcoming and Welcome Centers, The Adventure Residency Program, USA 
2014
The Ora Lerman Trust, Soaring Gardens Residency, Laceyville, PA
2012
Invention, Success, and Failure, The Adventure Residency Program, USA
2009
1st Villa Gaia Art Symposium, Seggiano, Italy
International European Artists 16 Art Symposium, Hovinkartano Art Center, Hauho, Finland
2008
Ambient Exterior Praha 2008, Prague, Czech Republic
Ambient Exterior Bratislava 2008, Bratislava, Slovakia
2007
Plener Liptov Mysterium Prirody, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia
Ambient Exterior Bratislava 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia
 
CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2013
Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, Curatorial Adviser and Nightscreen Curator
Roving Project, Mexico City, Mexico, TAPE (Curatorial Consultant)
2012
Artscape, Baltimore, MD, Roadside Attractions (Co-Curator)
Plywood, Roving Project, Baltimore, MD, Sight Specific: Rachel Sitkin & Erin Treacy (Co-Curator)
Roving Project, Knoxville, TN, 5-in-1 (Curatorial Consultant)
2011
Roving Project, Ellicott City, MD, Feast and Famine (Curatorial Consultant)
Plywood, Roving Project, Baltimore, MD, Baggerlader: Hali Maltsberger (Co-Curator)
Plywood, Roving Project, Baltimore, MD, Teparu: Ian Umlaf (Co-Curator)
Plywood, Roving Project, Baltimore, MD, Strip: Jim Lucio (Co-Curator)
2009
Roving Project, Seggiano, Italy, The Small (Curator)
Roving Project, Kansas City, MO, Invest (Curator)
Roving Project, Huntly, Scotland, Pressing Play (Curatorial Consultant)
The Diving Pig, Roving Project, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, You Deserve a Break Today (Co-Curator)
Roving Project, Samhlaíocht, Tralee, Ireland, Imaginarium (Co-Curator)
The Diving Pig, Roving Project, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, Open Space (Co-Curator)
2005Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA, Green, (Co-Curator)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Guest Speaker, Participatory Information Technology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 2016
Guest Artist, Ceramics Department, Århus Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark, 2016
Visiting Curator & Artist, CONNECT: Fine Art Reviews, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2014-2015
Visiting Curator/Preparator, Stern College, Yeshiva University, New York City, NY 2014 
Artist Peer Circle, Queens Council on the Art, New York City, NY 2013-2014
Visiting Artist, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, 2013
Visual Collaborator, Make.Believe., a Creative Capital project, New York City, NY, 2013
Guest Tutor, PhD and MFA candidates, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, 2012
Co-Founder, Plywood, Belvedere Square, Baltimore, MD, 2011
Guest Artist, Alternative Processes in Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2011
Visiting Artist, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010
Artist-in-Residence, Iniscealtra Festival of Arts, Mountshannon, Ireland, 2010
Co-Founder, Roving Project: wandering gallery occupying slack space for short-term exhibitions, 2009
Co-founder & Studio Manager BLDG5 artist collective, New Bedford, MA, 2007-08
Visiting Artist, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2007

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Armchair Undergang, "Mastering the Art ft. Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos & Sean Naftel (#79)", Ando Undergang, April 2016
Aesthetics and Culture Department Assistant Professor Jan Løhmann Stephensen, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, April 2016
          ÆKiP/6- Demystification of the Creative, ASMR- Burning Skin, Our MACA Works, Vi Gjorde Det, Master Art of Tempora, I Samme Båd, Burning Skin, Private Vernissage
          Aisthesis- Art Workshop Recipe *04/10/16, KaffeKlubben- MACA, Mastering The Art Of Contemporary Art, "Everyone is talking, but saying nothing", Free Play with 'Epilogue Series'
VINK, "Visiting An Art Kitchen", Emmali Sellner, April 2016j
KUNSTEN.NU, "The recipe for a work of art!", Ole Bak Jakobsen, March 2016
Århus Stiftstidende, “ Review: Recipes from Art Cookbook”, Christian Salling, March 2016 
Broadway World, "Letter of Marque Theater to Present Immersive Holiday Experience GIFTS", November 2014
Bmoreart, "Subverting Suburbia with Attenborough Naftel", Will Holman, August 2014
New York Times, (interview) "So Down-to-Earth, You Could Spend Time Haggling", Steven Kurutz, July 2014
WNYC, "A Yard Sale, Chelsea-Style, in an Art Gallery", Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, July 2014
Baltimore Sun, "Back Story: Artists Transform Winnebago into Man Cave", Fred Rasmussen, January 2012
NY1, (interview) "Queens Art Express Festival Tackles National Problems", Lisa McDivitt, June 2012
Baltimore Magazine, (interview) "Outside The Box", Christine Stutz, March 2012
The Studio Visit, (interview) "PEACOCK INTERVENTIONS" Rachel Sitkins Marks, 
Bmoreart, "Sight Specific: Rachel Sitkin Marks and Erin Treacy at Plywood Gallery", Cara Ober, February 2012
Art/Trek NYC, NYC Media, (interview) "Queens Edition", January 2012
Artnet, "Slouching Towards Washington", Walter Robinson, October 2011
What Weekly, "Plywood", Philips Laubner, September 2011
Theory Now, "(e)merge & see", Mark Cameron Boyd, September 2011
DCist, "(e)merge art fair @ Capitol Skyline Hotel", Pat Padua, September 2011
Art Blog NY"C", "(e)merge Art Fair Review", Alan Lupiani, September 2011
New American Paintings Blog, "Highlights From (E)merge: The Artists Platform", Alex Ebstein and Matthew Smith, September 2011
Ahtcast.com, (interview) "Artist Interview: Sean Naftel", Phillip Mellon, August 2011
Baltimore Sun "For its 30th year, Artscape will party like it's 1982", Jill Rosen, July 2011
Bfreemore, "Bear Hugs and Peacock Installations: Contemporary Museum's Cabin Fever Party", Leah Vogely, February 2011
Hyperallergic, "Why Ed Winkleman Did #Rank at the Seven Miami Art Fair", Stephen Truax, December 2011
The Irish Examiner, (interview) "Burren cast its spell on art students", April 2010
The Clare People, (interview) “Burren students put fun into art”, April 2010
Shower of Kunst, review, “Burren College of Art MFA show 2009: Place Placeness Perception”, September 2009
TV Liptov, (interview) "Review of Plener Liptov Mystrium Prirody International Artist Symposium", 2007
New Bedford Standard-Times, (BLDG 5, article), “Go where no Summerfest has gone before”, July 2007