Sean Michael (b. 1972, Blackpool, UK) Studied fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London and lives and works in London. Michael explores the authority of printed images to structure knowledge, referencing book formats like encyclopaedias he uses drawing with printmaking to explore themes of fantasy, continuum, function and classification with surrealist subversion. He works as a lecturer in London, has completed a variety of public commissions and community workshops including commissions for Bow Arts and Artist in residence Great Ormond Street Hospital (2006), and he was the first winner of the Alexandra Reinhardt Award.
Solo shows include Lembre de mim, 391 Galleria Cambui, Brazil (2016); Impossible, Menier Gallery, London (2006); Memories of the Unknown, Pause Gallery, London (2004); and New work, VTO Gallery, London (2003). Selected Group exhibitions include: Olhos Abstratos (Abstract Eyes), 391 Galleria, Cambui, Brazil (2014); North, Inside Out Gallery, London (2013); Published and Be Damned, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, (2012); Drawing 2011, The Drawing Room, London (2011); Stardust Boogie Woogie, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London (2010); Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award 5 year celebration, North Wall, Oxford (2010); De-railer, No:ID Gallery, London (2008); Absolute Zero (curator), Lounge Gallery, London (2007); and Everything Must Go, VTO Gallery London (2006).