2007    Masters in Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

2007    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

2001    Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with Distinction, 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, MagnanMetz Gallery, December 1, New York, U.S.A.

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

2008    Block 700, Magnan Projects, New York City, U.S.A.

2007    Public Property, Central Utah Arts Center, Utah, U.S.A.

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

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

2005    Joburg One to Eleven, The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2005    Uplift: The Premises Mountain, The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2005    The Mountain and The City, Outlet Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

Group Exhibitions

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

2015    Winter Sculpture Fair, Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa

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

2014    Art Week Joburg, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2014    Destination Unknown, MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, USA

2013    Art Miami, MagnanMetz Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2013    Think Big, Art Miami, Curated by LaRete Art Projects:

            Julia Draganović, Elena Forin and Claudia Löffelholz for Art Miami, Florida.

2013     In the Flesh, Target Gallery, Torpedo factory, curated by Jason John, Alexandria, VA, USA

2013    The Benediction of Shade, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa, curated by Jacqueline Nurse

2013    “Et al” Nirox Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa, curated by Neil Nieuwoudt and Brendan Copestake

2012    “How Much Do I Owe You” No Longer Empty, Queens, New York, curated by Manon Slome.

2012   Joburg: Don’t/Panic, C.H.R., Johannesburg, South Africa, curated by Gabi Ngcobo

2012    Landscape Re-Orientation, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa, curated by Jacqueline Nurse.

2011    Implemented Environments, Brundyn & Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa

2011    Don’t/Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa, curated by Gabi Ngcobo

2010    Announcing MagnanMetz, MagnanMetz Gallery, curated by Dara & Alberto Metz

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

2009    Map South Africa: African Perspectives and the Heart of the African City, Pretoria

2009    Forever Summer, Denise Bibro Fine Art curated by Scott Malbaurn, June.

2008    Scratching the Surface Vol. 1, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town, curated by Gabi Ngcobo and Mwenya Kabwe.

2008    .ZA Giovane arte dal Sudafrica, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy, Feb, curated   by Lorenzo Fusi,

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

2005    Sasol New Signatures 2005, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, First Prize joint winner, Judges Award winner, Merit Award joint winner

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

2003    Picnic, Brendan Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

2002    Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Stellenbosch

2000    Softserve ll, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Collections and Commissions

2014    First National Bank, South Africa: Outdoor commission for five public sculptures

2013    Spier Collection- South Africa

2012    Pizzutti Collection –United States

2007    Pratt Institute permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition – United States

2005    Sasol South Africa Collection- South Africa

2005    Harrie Siertsema Collection – South Africa

Awards, Grants and Lectures

2014    Studio Museum Harlem, Ubuntu Artist Exchange, moderated by Tumelo Mosaka

2011    USA Projects matching funding grant, USA Artists.

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

2009    Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Artists Grant

2008    Artists Lecture, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

2007    National Arts Council of South Africa-Study Bursary

2005    Sasol New Signatures Award

2005    Sasol New Signatures Judges Merit Award


2015    Nirox Foundation Artist’s Residency, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012    Nirox Foundation Artist’s Residency, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007    Chashama Studio Residency program: Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York

Publications and Reviews

2012    The Sun Stands Still: review by Jenah Barry, Art South Africa, Issue 10

            Volume 3, March 2012.

2011   Don’t/ Panic Exhibition catalogue by Gabi Ngcobo.

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

2007    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

2005    Artthrob_reviews,, Robyn Sassen 

2002    Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, catalogue, Emma Bedford.

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