Sean J Patrick Carney

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2014

July 31, 2014

Sean J Patrick Carney is a concrete comedian, visual artist, and writer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Carney’s interdisciplinary practice includes performance, stand-up comedy, sculpture, critical theory, video, and multiple other forms of media. He is the founder and director of Social Malpractice Publishing, a label that specializes in publishing artist books existing at the intersection of visual art and humor. In 2011, he co-founded the Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.), a free, artist-run summer institute that focuses on contemporary performance strategies. Since 2012, Carney has been a member of GWC, Investigators a collaborative paranormal research team. He is one of nine New York-based artists who coordinate and program Essex Flowers, a collective gallery in the Lower East Side.

His works and performances have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Printed Matter, Inc, New York City; the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; the 2009 Amsterdam Biennale, and many others. Carney’s practice has received attention in print and online from Art:21; Artribune Italy;; Bad at Sports; the Oregonian; Higher Arc; Oyster Magazine, and more. He has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art; the Virginia Commonwealth University; New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions; and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. He holds a BFA in Art Education from Arizona State University and an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies summer 2014 session includes a Summer Lecture series featuring talks by visiting artists that are free and open to the public. With the visiting artists & scholars Low-Res MFA students will participate in a site-specific project retreat at Leland Iron Works, workshops through the Fashioning Cascadia exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, studio visits, critiques, and demonstrations each week throughout the summer session.

Avantika Bawa

Vivian Beer

Martha Buskirk

Sean J Patrick Carney

Rhea L. Combs

Joseph Del Pesco

Miriam Harris

Walter Maciel

Robert Ortbal

Ryan Pierce

Sarah McNeil

Sa Schloff

Richard Shaw

CraftPerspectives Artist Talk | Stephanie Syjuco

Tom Zummer

Brian Dunn

Hayley Barker

Peter Halley

Cynthia Ona Innis

Lauri Twitchell and Peter Suchecki