Artist Sean Downey: From Oil Painting to Virtual Reality-Working Across Technology & Mediums, Meditation, and being an Artist Parent


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In this episode with artist Sean Downey, we cover a ton of wonderful topics from meditation to the concepts driving Sean’s work, how the starts into one of his very complex paintings, using virtual reality and also how being a parent has impacted him.

Sean Downey received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Boston University. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston, MA), LaMontagne Gallery (Boston, MA), and University of Massachusetts Lowell. Downey is a 2013 recipient of the Blanche E. Colman Award, a 2014 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, and a 2015 MacDowell Colony Fellow. He is a founding member of the Boston-based collaborative kijidome, winner of the 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize from the ICA Boston. He currently lives and works in Fairfield, IA, where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Maharishi University.


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