Approved: 17.08.2018

Sean Roy PARKER

Artist, Community worker, Gallery educator, Graphic designer, Maker

Approved: 17.08.2018

I'm a visual artist living and working in London with a wide practice touching ceramics, drawing, cooking, graphic design; separately or in combination. I embrace being an 'amateur' in many disparate fields of interest and make work mostly about natural & synthetic environments, materials, communities. 

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  • Location: London
 

Artist Statement

I'm a visual artist living and working in London with a wide practice touching ceramics, drawing, cooking, graphic design; separately or in combination. I embrace being an 'amateur' in many disparate fields of interest and make work mostly about natural & synthetic environments, materials, communities. 

I participate in models of alternative learning and circular economy, queering the existing hierarchies at play in financialised systems of art and education, and approaching my practice with intrigue, vigour and fun. Some skills learned through studio experiments are shared through workshops and I regularly trade personal works with others for art or labour.

My research focusses on human attitudes towards waste, the lifecycle of materials and problem-solving through collaboration. I want to work in the wider field of community sustainability and promote inclusive arts practice, particularly with adults with learning disabilities.

CV & Education

b. 1988, Kent. Lives and works in London        

Education

School of the Damned Alternative MA (2017 – 2018)

Apprentice Ceramics Technician at Kiln Rooms, Peckham (2015 – 2016)
BA(Hons) Graphic & Media Design, London College of Communication (2008 – 2011)

Exhibitions

SURPLUS with May Hands @ Peak Art, Elephant & Castle, London (2018)

Some New Information @ Brixton Pound, London (2018)

Refuse (v) (n) (-) with Jamie Hudson @ wormworm.org (2018)

Trade – SWAP Art Editions @ SET Studios, London (2017)

School of the Damned’s Common Room @ Guest Projects, London (2017)

East Sussex Open @ Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (2016)
Systems for Sharing @ Deptford X, London (2015)
POLYMYTH X Miss Information @ Auto Italia, London (2015)
Pleasure, Devotion, Balance @ Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2015)                            

Workshops

Encountering Shared Greenspace @ Tate Britain, London (2018)

‘Tidy Up’ Risograph publication @ Tetley, Leeds (2018)

Lactofermenting Demonstration @ Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2018)

Pickling Leftovers @ Dragon Cafe (Mental Fight Club), London (2017)


Wildflower Identification with Cell Projects @ Headway East London (2017)

 

Features
Worm – Art & Ecology (2017) 

Ceramic Review (2016)

The Guardian (2015)


It’s Nice That (2015)


Relevant Experience

Action Space, London – Volunteer Artist Assistant for adults with Learning Disabilities (2017 – )

Project Artworks, Hastings – Specialist assistant in studio for adults with complex needs (2017)

Central St Martins College – Delivered presentation at Art In Activism symposium (2015)

Clinic Publishing – Creative Director at independent poetry publishers (2009 – )