Sean Alward

Sean Alward is a Vancouver-based artist working primarily with painting and photography. He has shown at the Helen Pitt Gallery, Or Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery, 304 Days Gallery, and most recently, Access Gallery. His writing has been published in various publications. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of British Columbia.

Talks & Events

  • Speakeasy: Salon

    May 11, 2013

    Speakeasy: Salon is a series of talks and presentations that interrogates Artspeak’s mandate to encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing. In this incarnation, speakers will present within the conversational salon format on wide-ranging subjects including art, music, literature, politics, popular culture, and science. Speakers select their own topics for discussion and are not expected to be experts in the subjects they present. Each session ends with a conversation between participants and speakers, creating an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and critical discourse, and a mutual scholarship of the topics explored. Speakeasy: Salon references both the demand for interdisciplinary learning in contemporary art and writing practices and an interest in the informal academic institution.


    Figures in Landscapes: Lion-People and Hermaphrodites (an archeology travelogue and slide-show)

    From the caves of Baden-Wurttemburg to the coast of British Columbia: the world’s oldest portable sculpture, the world’s oldest musical instrument, lion-people, mammoth slivers, live German cavemen, Einstein’s basement, sea-life turned to stone, compressed tropical substance, petroglyphs, and hermaphrodites.


    Getting to Know You: What My 4 and 7/8 yr old Daughter Taught Me About Textiles