Sean Fader

Assistant Professor Representation in the Arts Cluster

Headshot of Sean Fader

Sean Fader is currently an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Department of Photography and Imaging.  Sean Fader received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and his BFA from the New School in New York City.   Fader is represented by Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City and Hong Kong. Fader is also a collective member of Antenna in New Orleans, where he had his most recent solo show, Insufficient Memory.  Fader’s work was recently included in Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art at the Albright -Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY, and Peep Show at Anton Kern Gallery in New York City.  His most recent solo show at Denny Dimin Gallery in Tribecca, THIRST/TRAP, was created with the support of a Skau Music and Arts Grant from Tulane University.  His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in Dubai, Canada, Mexico, and England.  His exhibition history includes Contemporary Performance at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa (2019), On the Map at Denny Dimin Gallery Hong Kong (2019), 365 Profile Pics at the SPRING/BREAK Art show with Denny Dimin Gallery in NYC (2017), Picture Yourself: Selfies, Cellphones, and the Digital Age at the College of Wooster Art Museum (2016), Drama Queer: Seducing Social Change at the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver (2016), and White Boys,  at Haverford College. Fader was named a NYFA Fellow in 2013 and A Blade of Grass Fellow for 2012-2013, and he received Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Award for Emerging Photographers in 2012. Fader has been awarded prestigious residencies at Art Omi, Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts, Yaddo, Stove Works, and The Wassaic Project. He has received press coverage in MOMUS, Hyperallergic, British Journal of Photography, Art F City, Humble Arts Foundation, the Huffington Post, WWD, and Slate.