Sean Christopher Ward Sean Christopher Ward

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2016, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS, 2013, Associates of Arts

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, August 2013-Present, Co-Owner
  • Mark Arts, Wichita, Kansas, May-December 2017, Exhibitions and Collections Subcommittee
  • Shiftspace Gallery, Wichita, KS, January 2014-May 2014, Student Assistant
  • Artist Central, Wichita, KS, December 2012-August 2013, Resident Artist
  • Ward Photography, Wichita, KS December 2005-February 2012, Owner
  • CFAI.co Juror, “Abstraction” Exhibition, August 2015
  • Vangoart.co, Beta Tester, February-July 2017

CURRENT REPRESENTATION

  • HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS
  • Artsy.net, New York City, NY
  • Artfinder.com, London, UK & New York City, NY
  • Gallerique.com, Chicago, IL
  • Houzz.com, Palo Alto, CA & London, UK
  • Saatchiart.com, Los Angeles, CA & New York City, NY
  • Vango.co, San Francisco, CA
  • Xanadugallery.com, Scottsdale, AZ 

RESIDENCIES

  • ChaShaMa’s ChaNorth Summer Residency, Pine Plains, NY, May 2018

CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS

  • ArtResin
  • ArtMoney

PAST AND FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

  • “Collaboration with Shamona Stokes”, Location TBD, May 2019, Collaborative Exhibition
  • “Zip Pop Bang! Run, It’s the Cops!” HGCA, Wichita, KS, June 2018, Curator and Exhibitor of International Exhibition
  • “I Am Me, And We Are Free” HGCA, Wichita, KS, September-October 2018, Curator of International Exhibition
  • “You Sweet Little Devil, You Are Going To Be The End of Me” HGCA, Wichita, KS, October-December 2018, Curator and Exhibitor of International Exhibition
  • “Frieze New York City”, Superfine! Hyper Curated Art Fair, New York, NY, May 2018, Art Fair
  • Solo Exhibition, The Workroom, Wichita, KS, February 2018, Solo Exhibition
  • “Art Basel Miami”, Superfine! Hyper Curated Art Fair, Miami, FL, December 2017, Art Fair
  • “Duo Exhibition”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, October 2017, Duo Exhibition
  • “Black White and Everything In Between”, Vertigo 232, Wichita, KS, October 2017, Group Exhibition
  • “Duo Exhibition”, Enders Art Gallery, Prairie Village, KS, May 2017, Duo Exhibition
  • “Chimera Effect”, HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS, January 27, 2017, Solo Installation
  • CityArt’s “Gifts in the Gallery”, Wichita, KS, December 2016, Juried Regional Exhibition
  • Re:Artiste’s “Show Your World”, New York City, NY, November 2016, Juried International Exhibition
  • The Lakeside Club, Wichita, KS, March-May 2016, Group Exhibition
  • Channel Island Studios’ “DYNAMIC” National Exhibition, Camarillo, CA, March 2016, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Sync Gallery’s “EQUINOX” National Exhibition, Denver, CO, February 2016, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Idaho State University’s “Undergraduate Art Exhibition”, Pocatello, ID, February 2016, Juried Entry Online Exhibition
  • White Wall Gallery’s “Artists For Recovery” Auction, San Francisco, CA, February 2016, Juried Entry Silent and Live Auction
  • Art on 30th “Just Sayin’”, San Diego, CA, October 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Overland Park Arts’ “Human Experience – Abstracts” Exhibition, Overland Park, KS, July 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Orange County Creatives’ “Faces” Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA, May 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
  • Ulrich Museum Satellite Exhibition of “Faculty Show”, Wichita, KS, April 2015, Group Exhibition and Featured Live Artist
  • A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Juried Entry National Exhibition, Won “Honorable Mention” for “The Fall”
  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55th Annual Art & Book Fair, May 2014, Solo Booth
  • Midwest Center of Photography’s “Photography Final Exhibition”, April-May 2014, Group Exhibition
  • Kansas City Artists Coalition’s “Midwest Undergraduate Exhibition”, April 2014, Juried Group Exhibition
  • Tonantzin Society’s “The Dia De Los Muertos” Topeka 2013, Juried Art Exhibition
  • Waterwalk KEYN Festival, June-July 2013, Wichita, KS, Group Exhibition
  • Botanica Gardens: Compositions, July 2013, Wichita, KS, Featured Group Booth
  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair, Wichita, KS, May 2013, Group Booth
  • Wichita State University McKnight Art Center‘s Project Runaway, Wichita, KS April 2013: Part of Runaway Show, Won Runner Up in the “Dark Matter” Category
  • Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, KS April 2013: Group Exhibition
  • Green Acres, Wichita, KS February 2013: Group Exhibition
  • Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, KS January-February 2013: Group Exhibition
  • Artist Central, Wichita, KS, July 2012, Solo Exhibition | January 2013, Group Exhibition

AWARDS, ACCOLADES, JURYING EXPERIENCE

  • KETCH’s Palette to Palate 2017 Flavor of New Orleans, curated exhibition for fundraiser, February 2017
  • Contemporary Fine Arts International, Juror of Yearly “Abstractions” Exhibition, Denver, CO, August 2015
  • Wichita Eagle, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation & The Knight Foundation, Wichita, KS, June 2015, Commissioned to paint contemporary-styled replica of Black Bear Bosin’s “Keeper of the Plains” for the “Pop Up Park” Permanent Installation
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2015, Received Esther & Clayton Staples Scholarship
  • A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Won Honorable Mention
  • Wichita State University: Project Runaway, Wichita, KS , April 2013, Won “Runner Up” in Dark Matter Category

DISCUSSION PANELS

  • “The Gallery in 2018,” Superfine! Hypercurated Art Fair, New York, NY, May 2018
  • “Collectors’ Panel,” Superfine! Hypercurated Art Fair, Miami, FL, December 2017

EDITORIALS/FEATURES

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

  • KPTS Positively Wichita: Wichita NOW!, Appearance of “The Opulent Keeper of Kaleidoscopic Design”
  • The Chung Report: Entrepreneurship Challenge, Appearance of “The Opulent Keeper of Kaleidoscopic Design”, July 2016

PHILANTHROPY

  • “Zoobilee”, Wichita, KS, September 2018
  • Numerous Artists, Wichita, KS, 2014-Present, created multiple full websites for aspiring artists to help gain their online presence. (Artists have included: Dallas Dodge, Cornell Bell-Steele, Polly Gentry, Kat Green, Jeanne Ward, Stephanie Ward)
  • “Zoobilee”, Wichita, KS, September 2017
  • KETCH’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2017, Curated a NoLa/Mardi Gras Themed Show, Wichita, KS
  • “Beneath the Surface” at Vertigo 232, Wichita, KS, February 2017, Donated 1 work for silent auction
  • CityArts, Wichita, KS, November 2016, Donated 1 work for auction
  • Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, 2016-Present,  Advocate Membership
  • Mark Arts: Versus A Live Art Battle, Wichita, KS, 2016, Donated 1 work as Celebrity Artist
  • Mark Arts, Wichita, KS, August 2016, Donated 1 work
  • Art for Arthritis Silent Auction, Wichita, KS, September 2016, Donated 1 work
  • Channel Island Studios’ “Collector’s Choice” National Exhibition, Camarillo, CA, March 2016, Juried Entry National Fundraiser, Donated 1 work
  • 2nd Annual Phi Delta Theta Clark Jackson Memorial Benefit, Wichita, KS, February 2016, Donated 1 work
  • Wichita Center for the Arts Rodeo Drive: Baubles Boutique 2016, Wichita, KS, Donated 2 works
  • Nu Outlook’s Artists for Recovery 2016, San Francisco, Donated 1 work
  • Ketch’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2016, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
  • Delta Delta Delta’s Delta Market 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
  • Jason Carlsons’ Team in Training Fundraiser for Leukemia 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
  • Ketch’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 2 works

COLLECTIONS

  • 100+ Private Collectors, Wichita, KS
  • ICT Pop-Up Park, Wichita, KS
  • Center for Women’s Wellness, Wichita, KS
  • Mort’s, Wichita, KS
  • Numerous Private Collectors, Kansas City, MO
  • Universal Japan, Osaka, Japan
  • Private Collector, Nice, France
  • Multiple Private Collectors, London, United Kingdom
  • Private Collector, Berkshire, United Kingdom
  • Private Collector, Qatar
  • Private Collector, Fredericksted, Virgin Islands
  • Numerous Private Collectors, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Numerous Private Collectors, San Francisco, CA
  • Numerous Private Collectors, New York City, NY
  • Numerous Private Collectors, Los Angeles, CA
  • Private Collector, Washington, D.C.
  • Private Collector, Rye, NY
  • Private Collector, San Diego, CA
  • Private Collector, Vallejo, CA
  • Private Collector, Camarillo, CA
  • Private Collector, Irvine, CA
  • Multiple Private Collectors, Miami, FL
  • Numerous Private Collectors, Las Vegas, NV
  • Numerous Private Collector, Seattle, WA
  • Numerous Private Collectors, Baltimore, MD
  • Private Collector, Naperville, IL
  • Private Collector, Chicago, IL
  • Private Collector, Atlanta, GA
  • Private Collector, Minneapolis, MN
  • Private Collector, Media, PA
  • Private Collector, Sedona, AZ
  • Private Collector, Dallas, TX
  • Private Collector, Hartford, CT