Bio/CV

Sean Bodley is an artist working in the misty mountains of Central Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin Sean later moved to Milwaukee to study Drawing. He earned his BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts in 2010. In 2011 Sean transplanted to Lemont Pennsylvania. There he founded Mount Nittany Studio and continues to work enthusiastically at painting, chopping wood, and making video games.

Exhibitions:

2013

Fall Colors Studio Tour, Lemont, PA (October)

Fraser Street Gallery, State College, PA (August)

Heroes Surround Us at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (May)

Art Alliance Instructors Show, Schlow Library Gallery, State College, PA (February)

Naumann Gallery, State College, PA (January)

2012

Ethereal Existence – Ion Gallery, State College, PA (December)

Alla Prima Auction Preview Show – Ion Gallery, State College, PA (November)

The Art Alliance Fall Colors Studio Tour, Lemont, PA (October)

“Post-Progress” at Ion Gallery, State College, PA (October)

Downtown State College Plein Aire Competition Exhibition, State College, PA (October)

ReUnion – Exhibition  at Alumni Fireside Lounge, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (September)

Continuum 2012 – Art & Design Alumni Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI (September)

2012 Schlow Library Juried Art Show, State College, PA (August)

Plein Air, Painting in the Moment.  Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA (July)

Bellefonte Art Museum, Tea Room, Bellefonte, PA (July)

Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA (June)

Member Show, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (May)

Fuck Monsanto, We Live in New York and LA, Tyrone Pennsylvania (April)

Present Body, Green Drake Gallery, Millheim Pennsylvania (April)

Figure Show, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (March)

2011

First Thursdays, Uncle Eli’s, State College Pennsylvania (August)

“Figure of Speech” Jazz Gallery, Riverwest Milwaukee (July)

Gallery Night at Studio 420b, 5th Ward Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July)

Gallery Night at Studio 420b, 5th Ward Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April)

MARN Salon: Works on Paper, Milwaukee Wisconsin (March)

Gallery Night at Sudio 420b, 5th Ward Milwaukee, Wisconsin (January)

“mini” at ArtBar, Riverwest Milwaukee, Wisconsin (January)

2010

Christmas Kitsche, Jazz Gallery holiday exhibition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (December)

Milwaukee Odyssey Art Exhibition at MOCT, Milwaukee Wisconsin (November)

Studio 420b Gallery Night Exhibition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October)

Riverwest Artist Association Members Show at the Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October)

The Stimulus at the Jazz Gallery – Art Auction benefit for the Riverwest Artist Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery 37th Annual Juried Art Show (May)

Arts and Technology Night at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Kenilworth Studios (May)

BFA Thesis Show at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Inova Art Center Gallery (May)

Studio 420b Spring Gallery Night. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April)

The Jackpot Gallery Presents: Visual Hierarchy. Solo-Exhibition. Milwaukee, Wisconsin  (April)

STROKE – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Drawing and Painting group show at Mark David Gray’s Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (January)

2009

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery Crossing Over Exhibition (October)

Alliance 414 Group show at Mark David Gray’s Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (January)

Alliance 414 Group show at Mark David Gray’s Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (April)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery Atrium Exhibition.  Collaborative art project curated by April Lynn Heding. (February)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery 36th Annual Juried Art Show (May)

2008

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (March, April)

Group Exhibition. Urban Ecology Center Photo Club Competition Show at the Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Juried by Mary Dumont, Eddee Daniel, and Philip Krejcarek. (April)

Alliance 414 Group show at Mark David Gray’s Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (October)

2007

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Peck School of The Arts. Foundations Show. (May)

Dark Star Galleria and Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (July)

Local Showings (Businesses, Public Art, and Festivals):

2013

Blue Day Dreams – Websters Cafe and Bookstore (February)

2012

Farmland Preservation Artists at the Green Drake Cafe, Millheim, PA (October)

Lemont Cafe, Lemont, Pennsylvania (July)

2011

Locust St. Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June)

2010

Kafe Vino, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (December)

Locust Street Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June)

Art Show at the G-Spot, Group show at Club Garibaldi’s, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May)

Starship clothing store: 50 for 50 show, gallery night  (January)

2009

Abu’s restaurant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (August)

2008

Solo-Exhibition, Parallax Print Series at Starbucks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Juried by Kimberly Weiss. (January)

Paintings of The Collective at Escape Java Joint, Madison, Wisconsin. (February)

Paintings of The Collective at Electric Earth Cafe, Madison, Wisconsin. Juried by Greg Bosonetta. (March)

Paintings of The Collective at Mildred’s Sandwich Shop, Madison, Wisconsin.(April)

Paintings of The Collective at Snap Fitness, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Juried by Carrie Steinberger.(April)

Paintings of The Collective at Sunroom Café and gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.  Juried by Ya-ling Tsai. (May)

The Parallax Print Series at Starbucks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Juried by Beki Borman. (June)

Madison Square Farmers Market, Madison, Wisconsin. (July)

2007

Brady Street Festival (July)

Beans n Barley Farmers Market (July)

“Destination” A BLINK Temporary Public Art Project, Capitol Square Madison, Wisconsin. Juried. Curated by Melanie Kehoss. (July, August)

Bay View Arts Guild Tour of Homes, Wisconsin. Juried by   Anita Burgemiester. (August)

Bay View Compass Murder Mystery Event, Wisconsin. Invited by Katherine Keller. (October)

Solo-Exhibition, Parallax Print Series at Rochambo Coffee/Tea House, Milwaukee,  Wisconsin. Juried by Vanessa Andrew. (December)

Collections:

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee RiverView Art Collection

“Corprate Domination” donated to the Permanent Collection of the Nek Chand Rock Garden: http://chandigarhtourism.gov.in/


Related Employment/Positions:


Painting and Drawing Private Instructor – July 2010 – August 2011

Gallery Assistant at the Tory Folliard Gallery – September 2010 – August 2011

Sales Associate at Utrecht Art Supply – January 2011 – August 2011

Board Member of the Riverwest Artists Association May 2010 – August 2011

Art Director at Crisp – June 2010 – September 2010

UW-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery Assistant Manager – May, 2009 – January 2011

UW-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery Assistant – July, 2008 – May 2009




Honors and Awards/Grants:

2009 – UWM Nominee for Yale Norfolk Summer Program

2008 - The Urban Ecology Center Photo Club Milwaukee Central Park Photo Contest: Honorable Mention

2007 – The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Frederick R. Layton Foundations Award: Honorable Mention

Education

BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Wisconsin Peck School of the Arts 2010