Contact

To contact me about art lessons, commissions, or with questions feel free to email me at sabodley@gmail.com or call (414) 334 - 1799.  

Artist Bio

Sean creates drawings and paintings that tell stories about humanity’s interaction with the environment. He uses pen, oils, acrylics, watercolors, and digital tools to make visible abstract ideas about climate change. He studied Drawing and Painting at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, completing his BFA in 2010. In 2011 Sean moved to Lemont, Pennsylvania. There he founded Mount Nittany Studio and works enthusiastically at painting and teaching art. He lives with his wife and pup on a misty mountain.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions:

2017 Group and Solo Exhibitions

UPCOMING: Illuxcon 10 Showcase, Goggle Works, Reading PA  (October 20th-21st) 

Juried Show, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont PA (September)

Alive and Well: Three Artists Thriving in Centre County and Beyond, Art Alliance Gallery, Lemont PA (July)

Members Exhibition, at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont PA - (May)

Art Alliance Instructors and Students Exhibition at the Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, Centre Hall PA – (May) 

2016 Group and Solo Exhibitions

Art of The Pencil exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte, PA - (November)
Generations of Art exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte, PA – (November) 
Holiday Show at the Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte PA – (December)
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania at the Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte, PA (September)
Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania Juried Show, Lemont, PA (September)
Art Alliance Instructor’s Show, Schlow Library Gallery, State College, PA (August)
Representing Nittany, The Green Drake Gallery, Lemont, PA (August)
Representing Nittany, Art Alliance Gallery, Lemont, PA (July)
Lemont Arts Festival 2016, Lemont PA (July)
Art Alliance Member’s Show, Art Alliance Gallery Lemont, PA (May)
Art Alliance Student Show, Rhoneymeade Gallery, PA (May)
The Color of Narrative, HumpDay gallery at the Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, State Collece, PA (March,April)
Geometric Abstraction, HumpDay Gallery at the Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, State College, PA (February)
Art Buyers Guide Release Party, Art Alliance Gallery, Lemont, PA (February)
Figurative Exhibition, Art Alliance Gallery, Lemont, PA (February)
Winter Art Exhibit at Mary’s Pink Church, Julian, PA (January)

2015 Group and Solo Exhibitions

Bellefonte Streetscapes exhibition at the Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte, PA (November)
Landscapes of Central Pennsylvania, Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte, PA (November)
SCAPES Landscape Exhibition at the Foxdale Gallery, State College PA (October)
Fraser Street Gallery, Anniversary Show, State College, PA (October)
Art Alliance Juried Show, State College, PA (September)
Art Alliance Instructors Show at the Schlow Library Gallery, State College PA, (August)
Capturing the Light of Central PA, Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, PA, (August)
Images 2015 Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, State College PA, (July) 
Lemont Fest Arts Festival, Lemont PA, (July)
Natural Awareness, Schlow Library Art Gallery, State College PA, (June)
Green Drake Gallery Plein Air Competition Exhibition, Millheim PA, (June)
Art Alliance Member Show, Lemont PA (May)
Art Alliance Instructor Student Show at Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, PA (May)
Two Painters in PA, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont PA, (May)
Figurative Exhibition, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (March)
Landscapes of Central PA, Bellefonte Art Museum, PA (February)

2014 Group and Solo Exhibitions

Fall Colors Studio Tour, Mount Nittany Studio, PA (October)
Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, Lemont, PA (September)
New Work En Plein Air, Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden, PA (September)
Art Alliance Instructor Show, Schlow Library Gallery, State College (August)
Art Alliance Member’s Show, Lemont, PA (May,June)

2013 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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 – Exhibitionat 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 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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 Group and Solo Exhibitions

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):

2017

Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at Zolas Kitchen and Wine Bar , PA – May - June
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at The Village Gallery at Penn State, PA – January – March

2016
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at Juniper Village at Brookline, PA – April – May
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at Cafe Lemont, PA – May – June 2016
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at The Corner Room, State College, PA – March – April
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at National Penn Bank, State College, PA – February – March
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at Common Place, State College, PA – February

2015

Art in Happy Valley exhibit at Gigi’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge with the Fraser Street Gallery, State College, PA
Capturing the Light of Central Pennsylvania exhibit at SPE Federal Credit Union, State College, PA

2014

Vision Pools, – Cafe Lemont, Lemont PA

2013

Blue Day Dreams – Websters Gallery (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)
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)

Selected Press and Publications:

Dead Center Magazine, Spring 2016 Edition
Art Buyer’s Guide of Central Pennsylvania, 1st Edition – 2015
Landscapes of Central Pennsylvania Art Book, by the Bellefonte Art Museum – 2015

Honors and Awards/Grants:

Honorable Mention, Art Alliance Juried Exhibition – 2015
First Place, Green Drake Gallery 2015 Plein Air Paint-out -2015
First Place, Art Alliance of Central PA – Recycled Show – 2013
First Place, Art Alliance of Central PA – Figurative Exhibition – 2013
First Place – Downtown State College Plein Air Competition – 2013
Third Place – Downtown State College Plein Air Competition – 2012
Third Place, Schlow Library Juried Exhibition – 2012
Third Place, Art Alliance of Central PA – Figurative Exhibition – 2012
UWM Nominee for Yale Norfolk Summer Program – 2009
The Urban Ecology Center Photo Club Milwaukee Central Park Photo Contest: Honorable Mention – 2008
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Frederick R. Layton Foundations Award: Honorable Mention – 2007

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 – Present
Sales Associate at Uncle Eli’s Art Supply – August 2011 – October 2014
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 Milwaukee – 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

Education

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