Sean McFarland, San Francisco
Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2011
Sean McFarland is a photographer whose work explores the relationships between the process of image making, artifice, photographic truth and the representation of landscape. Sean’s solo exhibitions include White Columns in New York City, and in San Francisco, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery and San Francisco Camerawork. His work has been included in shows at the San Jose Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, Art/Miami/Basel and Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. Among his awards are a fellowship to the National Photography Institute at Columbia University (2004), Phelan Award in Photography (2004), fellowship and residency at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA (2009), Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers (2009) and the John Gutmann Award (2009). His work has been reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Artweek, San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Weekly and Artforum. His work is in the collections of the Oakland Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art Library. He received his BS in Computer Information Systems and Studio Art from Humboldt State University (2002), and his MFA in Photography from California College of the Arts (2004).