Solo Exhibitions

2024 Making Mountains, Hillyer Gallery, Washington, DC
2015 Piecing It Together, Knight Gallery @ CCRI, Warwick, RI
2012 Everyday Will Be Sunday, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
2012 Meet Me In the Middle of the Air, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
2010 Everything Is OK, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

Selected Group & Two-Person Exhibitions

2023 Beyond the Horizon, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons, MD
2023 Flat File Exhibition, PeepSpace, Tarrytown, NY
2017 It's What You Don't Say, Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI
2016 Darkwater Revival/After Terry Adkins, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia
2016 Common Threads, Danese Corey, New York, NY
2016 in over out under through, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
2015 Flatfiles 2015-2016, TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY
2015 A Pattern Language, Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH
2015 Hyperintersection, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Ellipses: Alumni Works in 3D, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Home Again, Home Again, REDUX, Charleston, SC
2011 Free Range: Painting and UPENN, Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Aforteore, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Woodshed II: The Next 100 Hours, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
2008 Rag and Bone, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
2007 MCLA Gallery 51 @ The Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield, MA
2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation 04-05 MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Foundation, New York, NY
2006 Ending of the Beginning, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Here and There, Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA
2006 Sean Riley & Ven Voisey, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
2005 Polar/Solar, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
2005 The Desk Project, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
2003 Contemporary Drawing 2003, T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2003 Art of the State of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
2001 Sean Riley/Vaal London Kane, Tunnel City Gallery, North Adams, MA

Awards & Residencies
2017 Joan Mitchell Center - Artist in Residence
2017 RISCA Fellowship in Crafts
2016 Joan Mitchell Center - Artist in Residence
2013 Art Fund Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2011 The Corporation of Yaddo – Resident
2011 Individual Artist Grant, Northern Berkshire Local Cultural Council
2010 Viewing Program, Drawing Center, New York, NY
2005 Artist in Residence, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, New York, NY
2004 Charles Addams Memorial Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
2003 Vermont Studio Center Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
1999 Marilyn Goldberg Memorial Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Art

2023 - Heavy Feather Review - collaboration with Alex Gregor
2022 - Shift Journal
2022 - The Open Doors Review


2004 MFA Sculpture, University of Pennsylvania
1999 BFA Painting, Massachusetts College of Art

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-Jablonski, Mary Kathryn. "The eye, the hand, the picture plane: Sean Riley Art & Interview" 02.06.16
Raymond, David. “A Pattern Language- Review.” Art New England. Pg. 77 Sept/Oct 2015
-Barbour, Jennifer. “Sean Riley “Everyday Will Be Sunday” at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.” 11.14.12
-Amenoff, Gregory. “Forward.” Joan Mitchell Foundation 2004-2005 MFA Grant Catalog. 2006
-Rosof, Libby. “Obsession and Rhythms.” The Artblog. December 14, 2005

Teaching & Lectures

2016 Pattern Evolves, Visual MashUp, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA
2016 Deeper Still, Lecture, Harvard & Brown University, Chiasmi Conference
2015 Color, Community College of Rhode Island
2015 Lecture, Brown University
2015 Drawing l, Community College of Rhode Island
2014 Drawing l, Community College of Rhode Island
2013 Drawing l, Community College of Rhode Island