Welcome

"On the day I stop learning, my eyes will close for good."

Statement

A mix of technology and good ol' fashion play is the underlying thread in Sean McGowen's sculptural installations and collective based art events. He was raised in the analog generation, before the internet took over our daily lives. This was a time when every phone had a cord and the only way to have fun was to get out of the house. That time has passed; we are in the digital age now. Similarly, most modern art galleries seem to lack the aspect of play that was so present in my adolescence. I have carried a childlike attitude into my adult life and my art work that has influenced me to develop electronic installations and interactive community based events that connect the participants directly to the story of my art. He seeks to show that art does not have to be rigidly defined within galleries and complex metaphors, but instead can be accessible beyond some veiled complexity. Only when the audience is completely immersed and participating fully can the alienating nature of the art world be removed. After all, everyone needs to remember what it was like to be a kid.

CV

Contact Available upon request. Downloadable: .doc or .pdf.

Sean Swain McGowen

smcgowen@ucsc.edu

Education

2010

Associates Degree, in Language, Arts and Humanities, San Diego City College,California

2013

University California, Santa Cruz, Bachelors Degree Arts, Bachelors Degree Economics



Affiliations

Aug 2012- present:

Intern Museum Art and History, Santa Cruz, Ca

• Photographer and Volunteer for 3rd Friday events

• Pre/post production of "Show and Tell" photo booth

Jan 2009- present :

Founder and CEO of Technical Support TV L.L.C., San Diego, CA

• Artist collective specializing in event coordination and video promotion

• Monthly event coordination

• Artist Bookings

• Promotional material design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro)

Aug 2003- Dec2011

Coronado Historical Association (CHA), Coronado, CA

• Assistant to Event Coordinator and Volunteer for the Art Walk

• Artist participant in 2010 Art Walk

• Photographer and Volunteer for the Arts Ball

• Featured artist at CHA Museum of Art and History



Group Exhibitions

Nov 2006

•"Historical Tour of Homes" Coronado Historical Association (CHA), Coronado, CA

March 2013

• "Photo ID" Museum Art and History, Santa Cruz, Ca

collaboration:Elliott Taylor

January 2014

• "Field B" Museum Art and History, Santa Cruz, Ca

collaboration: Wes Modes,Wayne Marcy

May 2014

• “Bio Sensing Garden” Makers Faire, San Mateo, Ca

collaboration: Joel Horne, Ian Ayyad, Richard Vallejos

June 2014

• “Bio Sensing Garden” Zero1 Gallery, Sub Zero, San Jose, Ca

collaboration: Joel Horne, Ian Ayyad, Richard Vallejos



Teaching Experience

Winter 2012

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Teaching Assistant, Physical Computing 103 (Art), Elliot Anderson

Winter 2012

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Scribe(economics), Disabilities Resource Center

Fall 2013

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Teaching Assistant, ART 80D Introduction to Photography, Katie Perry

Winter 2013

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Teaching Assistant, Art 80E, Tangible Memory: Artists in the Archive , E.G. Crichton

Winter 2013

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Guest Lecture, DANM 219, Intro to Electronics in Art , Laura Wright

Spring 2014

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Teaching Assistant, Art 80D, Intro to digital Photography, Katie Perry

Fall 2014

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

• Teaching Assistant, ART 80E Introduction to Digital Media, Race & Ethnicity, Kyle Lane-McKinley



Skills

7 years experience in public and private art foundations.

• Ability to work smoothly with groups, and effectively coordinate large scale events.

• Skilled in photography, video(premier),design(AI), sculpture, web design(HTML/CSS), electrically based art(Arduino)

• Economics theory and history, including statistical regression



Teaching

Those who know how to think need no teachers.-Mahatma Gandhi


Physical Computing Art103

Instructor: Elliot Anderson
Section;
All class Wed/Fri 10am-1230pm

Fall 2013: Art 80D Intro to Photography

Instructor: Kathleen Perry, Tue/Thur 2:00-345
Sections;
D Wed 2pm-430pm
F Thur 8am-1030am

Winter 2013: Art 80E Tangable Memory

Instructor: E.G., Mon/Wed Crichton 5:00pm-6:45pm

Fall 13: Art 80D

Instructor: Kathleen Perry, Tue/Thur 2:00-345
Sections;
D Wed 2pm-430pm
F Thur 8am-1030am

Spring 2014: Art 80D Intro to Photography

Instructor: Kathleen Perry, Tue/Thur 2:00-345
Sections;
A Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:30, Baskin Visual Arts I-200
D Thursday, 9:30 to Noon, Baskin Visual Arts I-200

Fall 2014: Art 80E Digital Media Race and Ethnicity

Instructor: Kyle Lane-McKinley, Tue/Thur 2:00-345
Sections;
B Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00 to 7:45pm, Porter Labs
C Wendsday/Friday, 9:00 to 1045am, Porter Labs

Portfolio

This section is currently under construction. Thanks :-)


Photography

Event Coordination

Sol Solstace

collaberation:Sarah Stowell, Juliet Deamicis, Alison Moore, Blake Goodmacher

Visual Art

Digital Media

Bike Church Interactive

The Cube

NYSE Abstraction

Drop Flowers Not Bombs

BalloonScape

BioSensing Garden