Sean Slemon


2007 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Masters in Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

2001 BA Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Michealis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa


Solo Exhibitions

2015  Origin Unknown (Africa), MagnanMetz Gallery, September, New York


2012  New Work: Sean Slemon, Nirox Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa


2011 The Sun Stands Still, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY.


2010 In the Red/In the Black, Brodie/Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, S.A.


2008 Block 700, Magnan Projects, New York, NY.


2007 Public Property, Central Utah Arts Center, Utah.


2006 Solid Light, David Krut Arts Resource, Johannesburg, South Africa.


2005 Katrina and the Five Boroughs, David Krut Projects, New York, NY.

Joburg One to Eleven, The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Uplift: The Premises Mountain, The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Mountain and The City, Outlet Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.


Group Exhibitions

2015 Empire Everard-Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

        Winter Sculpture Fair, Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa

2014 Play, curated by Jayne Crayshaw-Haley, Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa

        Art Week Joburg, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa

        Magnan Metz Group Exhibition: Destination Unknown, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2010 Announcing Magnan Metz, Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, NY.

2009 Reflecting Transformation, No Longer Empty, curated by Manon Slome.

Map South Africa: African Perspectives and the Heart of the African City, Pretoria, South Africa.

Forever Summer, Denise Bibro Fine Art curated by Scott Malbaurn.


2008 ZA Giovane arte dal Sudafrica, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy.


2007 Works on paper-an exhibition of prints created in the David Krut Print workshop, UNISA Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.


2006 Contour-the Definitive line, curated by Jon Coffelt, Schedler Minchin Fine Art, Birmingham, Alabama.


2005 Sasol New Signatures Exhibition:  Snowflake, Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Sasol New Signatures 2005, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa.


2004 Absolut Secret 9, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.


2003 Picnic, Brendan Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town.


2002 Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Stellenbosch, South Africa.


2000 Softserve ll, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.


Awards and Grants

2011 Artists Lecture, Artists Now Lecture series, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin


2009 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Artists Grant


2007 National Arts Council of South Africa-Study Bursary


2005 Sasol New Signatures Award

Sasol New Signatures Judges Merit Award



2007 Chashama Studio residency program: Brooklyn Army Terminal.


Publications and Reviews

2008 “.za: Young Art from South Africa” Pick of the month, PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE Siena, February 2–May 4 Emily Verla Bovino, Artforum Magazine.


2007 An artist’s residency: The need for work/space in South Africa de Arte Vol.76, 2007, UNISA Press

Sean Slemon-Pratt Institute, New York, by Jena Barry, ArtSouthAfrica Magazine Vol 6 Issue 1, P102


2006 The Politics of Power and Space: Business Day, Sept 1st 2006, Alex Dodd Sean Slemon Solidifies Light and Space, by Jacki Mc Innes SA Art Times, Issue 8, August 2006


2005 Sean Slemon-The Premises, Johannesburg, by Robyn Sassen, ArtSouthAfrica Magazine, V4.2 P80, Dec 2005

Artthrob_reviews,, Robyn Sassen


2002 Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, catalogue, Emma Bedford.


2001 Artthrob_review, (online art magazine),, Tracy Murrinick.


Public vs. Private: Who Owns the Light?
Sean Slemon Solidifies Light and Space
Sean Slemon: The Premises
Uplift: The Mountain Premises - Sean Slemon's Newest Work
Sean Slemon at Outlet