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Sean Christopher Ward
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I have been in the field of Fine Arts for over 20 years now, ever since I was able to have creative thoughts, I have been transferring them to paper. I have had experience learning under artists throughout the Wichita area, from my courses at The Independent School where I attended lower and middle school, to summer courses at The Wichita Center for the Arts, which I took courses in numerous fields of art over a period of 6-7 years. Then, in high school at Wichita Southeast High School, I took numerous courses in general art, digital creation and photography. I later began attending Wichita State University to attain a degree in Graphic Design. Through this journey, and numerous major changes, I have been under many great teachers. I have taken courses in drawing, painting, digital design, sculpture, photography and many other technical courses. On the path to attaining a degree, I also began taking courses at Cowley County Community College, where I attained an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Graphic Design. Now, I am back at Wichita State University to finish two bachelor’s degrees of fine arts in Graphic Design and Sculpture.

Throughout my years in the field of Fine Art, I have been trying to define my work in an art movement, which has constantly changed, but the one thing about my art that stays true, is that there are always three things that happen in the creation of my art. Time is never a factor in my eyes, perfectionism is a trait that overwhelms me, and I never use a brush larger 2mm wide, on all my artwork, no matter if it is a 5”x5” or a 20”x60”. You will notice when viewing my artwork, I use the entire spectrum of colors and play with the interaction different colors have when partnered with others, while never actually combining two colors. I guess you would say it is my obsessive nature that fuels this, but I enjoy the looks when someone from a distance comes closer to my artwork and realizes that it is not insanity, but a symphony of small strokes that work together to create the unity of the piece itself.

The past artists I consider have helped influence my artwork are Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dalí, Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. While other artists from the past have had an impact, every day I can I try to view new artwork from the present, also, and learn from my peers in order to perfect my own abilities. I feel that art is always progressing and if you are not willing to move forward, then you will not be able to help the future of the arts. It has been a long journey, but each day I gain more experience and more knowledge to achieve artwork that I can truly call my own style.

I am currently opening a new gallery in Wichita, Kansas, which is on the high art street, Commerce Street, located just in front Intrust Bank Arena, between Fiber Studio and Go-Away Garage, in the Finn Lofts building. My business partner and I are very excited about this adventure we are partaking in, which doors should open after renovations are completed in Feb-Mar of 2014! We are currently accepting artist applications to add to our database, so go to www.huewichita.com for more information!

-Sean C. Ward
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EDUCATION
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, Graduation Date: May 2016,

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
HUE Gallery, Wichita, KS, August 2013-Present, Co-Owner
Ward Art House, Wichita, KS, July 2012-Present, Co-Owner
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

PAST AND FUTURE EXHIBITIONS
Artist Central, Wichita, KS, July 2012, Solo Exhibition
Artist Central, Wichita, KS, January 2013, Group Exhibition
Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, KS January-February 2013: Group Exhibition
Green Acres, Wichita, KS February 2013: Group Exhibition
Kansas Masonic Home, Wichita, KS April 2013: Group Exhibition
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
Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 54th Annual Art & Book Fair, May 2013, Group Booth
Botanica Gardens: Compositions, July 2013, Featured Group Booth
Waterwalk KEYN Festival, June-July 2013, Group Exhibition
Tonantzin Society’s “The Dia De Los Muertos” Topeka 2013, Juried Art Exhibition
Kansas City Artists Coalition’s “Midwest Undergraduate Exhibition”, April 2014,
Juried Group Exhibition
Midwest Center of Photography’s “Photography Final Exhibition”, April-May 2014,
Group Exhibition
Friends of the Wichita Art Museum 55th Annual Art & Book Fair, May 2014, Solo Booth
A/NT Gallery’s “Mixed (e)Motions” Exhibition, Seattle, WA, July 2014, Juried Entry National Exhibition, Won “Honorable Mention” for “The Fall”
Ulrich Museum Satellite Exhibition of “Faculty Show”, Wichita, KS, April 2015, Group Exhibition and Featured Live Artist
Orange County Creatives’ “Faces” Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA, May 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
Overland Park Arts’ “Human Experience – Abstracts” Exhibition, Overland Park, KS, July 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
Art on 30th “Just Sayin'”, San Diego, CA, October 2015, Juried Entry National Exhibition
White Wall Gallery’s “Artists For Recovery” Auction, San Francisco, CA, March 2016, Juried Entry Silent and Live Auction


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

EDITORIALS/FEATURES
Theculturetrip.com, “Wichita’s 10 Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit”, October 2013
Wichita Eagle, “HUE Gallery Aims to Fill Void in Wichita’s Art Scene”, Wichita, KS,
January 2, 2015
Liberty Press, “New Gallery on Commerce Street Shows Diverse Work”, Wichita, KS,
January 2015 Issue
Splurge Magazine, “Contemporary Street”, Wichita, KS, May 2015 Issue
“Where Art Lives” Magazine, “HUE Gallery: Contemporary Art Gallery That Explores the Nation’s Work”, Denver, CO, Volume 1, Number 4 Issue
MuseValley.com, London, UK, Invitation from CEO for Homepage Feature
“Where Art Lives” Magazine, “Sean Christopher Ward”, Denver, CO, Volume 1, Number 6 Issue
Saatchi Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Featured in Saatchi Art's 2015 Gift Guide Collections, November 2015

TELEVISION APPEARANCES
KPTS Positively Wichita: Wichita NOW!, Appearance of “The Opulent Keeper of Kaleidoscopic Design”

PHILANTHROPY
Ketch’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 2 works
Jason Carlsons’ Team in Training Fundraiser for Leukemia 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
Delta Delta Delta’s Delta Market 2015, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
Ketch’s Palette to Palate Art Auction 2016, Wichita, KS, Donated 1 work
Nu Outlook’s Artists for Recovery 2016, San Francisco, Donated 1 work

COLLECTIONS
Center for Women’s Wellness, Wichita, KS
Private Collector, New York City, NY
Private Collector, Seattle, WA
Private Collector, Chicago, IL
Numerous Private Collectors, Wichita, KS
Pop-Up Park, Wichita, KS
Numerous Private Collectors, Kansas City, MO

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Thank you for the welcome! Looking forward to the art shared on there.
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Hey!  You found me on Deviantart!  Nice page. :)
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Thank you kindly for the fav.
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thank you for the fave! (:
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Hi, is this your first account? :aww:
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I have an older account, but it has been so many years since I used it I don't remember what my login stuff was. haha.
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