|(Born)||1962 in Palmer, MA, USA|
|(Based)||New York, NY, USA|
Sean Landers works primarily as a painter, but he has also made sculptures, photographs, videos and audio works. René Magritte’s Période vache, a series of paintings in which the surrealist artist made a caricature of his own style, had a big influence on Landers’ artistic practice and it made him question his relationship as an artist to his work. Landers’ work explores the question of what it is to be a contemporary artist and what it means to make something that will last beyond the lifetime of the artist. In this sense his career can be seen as a long-lasting exploration of the same question, thereby turning his oeuvre into one dynamic whole.
His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions, including at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France; Consortium, Dijon, France; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and the Kunsthalle Zurich; and numerous group exhibitions including Mirror Mirror, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; The Everywhere Studio, curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Stephanie Seidel, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, CA USA; Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary art, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium; Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY USA; Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany; Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep, Tate St. Ives, UK; NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, NY USA; Drawing Time, Reading Time, the Drawing Center, New York, NY USA; Busted, the High Line, New York, NY USA; Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN USA, among others.
His work is included in collections such as the Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY USA; Denver Art Museum, CO USA; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO USA; OHFundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA USA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA USA; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC USA; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany; Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA USA; Tate Modern, London, UK; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN USA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY USA.