Sean Capone

Sean Capone is a projection artist based in New York City who presents simulated floral vistas, with a focus on pattern and decoration.  Capone’s mix of animation with decorative blossoms and flowers, projected on a monolithic scale within both gallery and museum settings, lends new subtext to a once ornamental genre. Since 2003 the artist’s even-handed, exquisite projections have appeared around the world in cities such as London, Melbourne, New York, Paris and Berlin.

Sean Capone’s work recently appeared at the DCKT Gallery in a two-person show that opened on June 23, 2011.   A few months earlier on April 27th, the Brooklyn Artists Ball featured Capone’s Pink Narcissus, (2011) a five-minute video installation that opens with a virtual, pink stage curtain, which gradually gives way to a lyrically animated display of flora and fauna.  Earlier in the year, Sean Capone was an invited artist at the NEXT Art Fair in Chicago and his work was featured at the SOFA Fair located in the Park Avenue Armory.

Stunning is one word that attempts to sum up Sean Capone’s projections which consistently transform staid spaces into completely different environments.  Camera Rosetum (2010) and FloralWall (2010) that appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, as part of two separate benefit events, completely changed the museum’s formal interior into a digitally botanic wonderland.  In 2010, Sean Capone won the Grand Prize for Public Art Installation at the DUMBO Arts Festival, as well as an award from Americans for the Arts Public Art Network.

-Jill Conner, editor, Whitehot magazine



  • 1994 Master of Fine Arts, Time Arts Studies, The School of the Art Institute at Chicago
  • 1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Video & New Media, University of Texas at Arlington

Select Exhibitions

  • PURSUIT OF PORCELAIN, Ferrin Gallery, MA. Group Show.
  • FLUORESCENT BALL, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. Event installation.
  • BROOKLYN ARTISTS BALL, Brooklyn Museum, NYC. Event installation.
  • NEXT ART FAIR, Chicago, IL. Invited artist, NEXT Projects.
  • SOFA FAIR, Park Ave Armory, NYC. Site specific installation. Presented through Ferrin Gallery.
  • SEAN CAPONE: VIDEO, Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans. Two-person show.*
  • 2010 MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Film Benefit, NYC. Special event installation.*
  • FLORALWALL (SKULL & VOID), DUMBO Art Festival, Brooklyn NY. Grand Prize Winner.*
  • FIELD TRANSITIONS | MEMORY SCREENS, DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY. ( * denotes Solo show)
  • FOUNTAIN FAIR, Miami, FL. Special Projects installation.
  • VOYEUR, XXXX Magazine group exhibition, Miami, FL.
  • LAST CHANCE DANCE, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC. Event installation.
  • LUMEN FEST, Staten Island, NY. Projection art festival.
  • NEXT ART FAIR, Chicago IL; invited artist, NEXT Projects.
  • THE SECRET GARDEN, DUMBO Art Center, special event installation.
  • MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Armory Fair Benefit. NYC. Special event installation.*
  • CAMERA ROSETUM, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC. Special event installation.
  • 2009 CAMERA ROSETUM, DUMBO Art Festival, solo installation.*
  • SUB ROSA, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC; video installation.*
  • NIGHT GALLERY ROSSLYN, Arlington Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, VA; invitation.
  • VIDEO KILLS, International Video Art Festival, Berlin.
  • SQUARE EYES FESTIVAL, MADE IN ARNHEM, Arnhem, Netherlands; invitation.
  • RELENTLESS EYE, Helen Day Art Center, VT; invitation.
  • TRAMPOLINE, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens program, UK.
  • DIGITAL GRAFFITI, Alys Beach, Florida. Juried projection art video festival.
  • 1x1 SERIES: INVESTIGATIONS OF PLACE, Jersey City Museum, May-Sept, NJ.
  • POLYMER, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga TN.
  • BITS AND PIECES, Hyde Park Art Center,/LiveBox Gallery.
  • CONTEMPORARY FLANERIE, Oakland University, MI.
  • THE HORIZON IS DEAD, SMart Multimedia Art Festival, Grand Rapids MI.
  • 2008 BROADWAY MEDIA CENTER, facade projection, Nottingham UK. Invitation.*
  • PROJECTIONS ON LAKE, Outdoor projection art site, Pasadena, CA. Grand Prize Winner.
  • WIDE OPEN, PixelPops at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
  • VIDEO DUMBO 2008, Dumbo Art-Under-The-Bridge Festival, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn NY.
  • WATER & LIGHT PROJECT, Governor's Island, NYC. Video mural projection.
  • DIGITAL GRAFFITI, Alys Beach, Florida.
  • ECHO, M5 Space, Chicago. Group Show, invitational. Sponsored Grand Prize Winner.
  • BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE, Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ.
  • DISLOCATE 08, Festival for Art, Technology & Locality, Yokohama Japan.
  • URBAN SCREENS 08, Federation Square, Melbourne; Australia. Touring program.
  • LUMEN ECLIPSE, Boston (Harvard Square), public video/online.
  • 2007 GRAPHIC NATURE, Monkeytown multimedia space. Brooklyn.*
  • IMAGES FESTIVAL 20, Event installation, Toronto, CAN.
  • BOSTON CYBERARTS FEST: VISUAL MUSIC MARATHON, Northeastern University, Boston.
  • VICTORY MEDIA ARTS PROJECT, public art plaza, Dallas TX. Ongoing, Grand Prize Winner.
  • URBAN SCREENS MANCHESTER, various public screens, UK. Touring program.
  • TRAMPOLINE FESTIVAL, Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens; various public screens, UK.
  • ONEDOTZERO FESTIVAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE, Terrain 07 program. International touring program.
  • SMOKE + MIRRORS, NY Architecture League Beaux-Art Ball, multi-screen video, NYC.
  • 2006 IMAGE VS. MUSIC, Cologne OFF/VideoChannel, Germany.
  • 2005 VERSION FEST 5, Urban Gardening & Exterior Decoration, Open-End gallery, Chicago IL.
  • OPTRONICA, Visual Music festival, London UK. Curated by Addictive TV.
  • MATELAS PNEUMATIQUE, DUMBO Arts-Under-The-Bridge Festival, Brooklyn NY.
  • 2004  MIXMASTERS, broadcast /toured screenings, UK. Commission by Addictive TV.
  • 2003  MIXMASTERS, broadcast & toured screenings, UK. Commission by Addictive TV.
  • AESTHETIC UNDERGROUND, Select Media Festival, Chicago IL.
  • LUCID, Chicago IL. Curated by M5; pop-up multimedia show.
  • FLORA, Chicago IL. Curated by M5; pop-up multimedia show.

Commission and Publications

  • ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO MODERN WING, art designs for Museum Shop merchandise & apparel, 2009.
  • IDN MAGAZINE, print/DVD featured artist; international publication, 2007
  • NOTATIONS, Light Rhythm Visals DVD artist compilation release, 2007
  • NEW YORK TIMES T MAGAZINE; commission for print & web, exhibited at Colette (Paris), 2007-08.
  • VJ CULTURE, feature profile & video for book & DVD, editor: Xarene Eskander, 2006. Invitational.

Prizes and Awards

  • CAMERA ROSETUM, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network: Year In Review selection, 2010.
  • DUMBO Art Festival, Grand Prize for Public Art Installation (honorarium & studio space), 2010.
  • PROJECTIONS ON LAKE, Top Finalist Competition Prize, 2008.
  • ECHO, Exhibition Grand Prize (honorarium), M5 Space, Chicago, Group Show, 2008.
  • VICTORY MEDIA PROJECT, Inaugural Grand Prize (honorarium), Victory Arts Plaza, Dallas TX, 2007.

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