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Artist in Residence


Sean Kernan
October 2017

Meet our most recent artist-in-residence, Sean Kernan.

Sean is a widely-exhibited photographer, writer, and educator. He is the author of three monographs: The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges), Among the Trees (with Anthony Doerr), and Looking Into the Light: Creativity and the Photographer.

He collaborated with choreographer Allison Chase in a theater/dance/multimedia piece, Drowned, which was performed at MASS MoCA and Miller Theater in New York.

He has produced two film documentaries, The Kampala Boxing Club, about boxing in Africa, and Crow Stories, about the Crow Tribe in Montana.

He has taught and lectured at Parsons School of Design, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops, University of Texas, and Yale Medical School. He has exhibited internationally and won numerous awards, including Center’s 2010 Teacher of the Year and an honorary doctorate from Art Center College of Design.

 Sean Kernan,  Book With Nails , 1999

Sean Kernan, Book With Nails, 1999