Sean Flood

Sean Flood, Canal Streets, 2017, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Sean Flood, Canal Streets, 2017, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches



Sean Flood (b. 1982, MA) received his BFA in Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2005. Since then, Flood has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has received multiple grants, awards, residencies, and commissions. His work is in numerous public and corporate collections, as well as many private collections internationally. Flood currently splits his time between his New York City and Boston studios. He continues to work fluidly between painting, printmaking, and drawing, paying particular attention to how the atmosphere, texture, and mark-making come together throughout the different media. Flood’s work primarily focuses on a rapidly changing urban environment. He strives to demonstrate the continuous energy and constant interactions he observes in the city through mark-making. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022         Urban Aesthetic, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA

2020         Transitions, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2019         Subterranean Surface, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA

2018         NYC/STINT, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2018         Homecoming, North Hill Gallery, Needham, MA

2017         Residual Layers, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA

2016         Eight Years, Two Cities, Gallery at North Hill, Needham, MA

2015         A New York Minute, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA 

2014         Urban Outlook, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA 

2014         NewWork NewYork, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown,MA 

2013         Boston Byways, St. Botolph Cub, Boston, MA

2013         City By the Sea, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023         Under the Influence | Contemporary Artists and the Masters Who Inspire Them, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2021         School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA

2019         Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts, New York, NY

2018         Art on Paper, Childs Gallery, New York, NY

2017         Biennial Group Exhibition, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

2016         Invisible, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

2016         Intersections, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2015         CRED, Contemporary Art Space, New London, CT

2015         Fanfare Fellows Show, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

2014         Between the Boroughs, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2014         Grit, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2013         Boston Strong/Boston Proper, Mary L. Fitfield Gallery, Boston

2013         Boston Painted, North Hill Gallery, Needham, MA

2012         Ambassadors, Scollay Square Gallery, Boston, MA

2012         Fresh Paint II, DeCordova Museum/New Art Center, Newton, MA

2012         New Members Show, Copley Society of Art Gallery, Boston 

2011         The Auteurs’ Hand, Lot F@DD172 Dash Gallery, New York, NY

2011         Build Boston Bash, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

2011         Taste of Boston, Boston University,  Boston, MA

2011         Winter Juried Show, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

Selected Awards and Honors

2016         The Stobart Foundation Grant, Salem, MA

2014         St. Botolph Club Fellowship, Boston, MA

2013         Copley Society of Art Circle Scholarship Award, Boston, MA

2011         Copley Society of Art Juried Artist Membership, Boston,MA

2011         DeCordova Museum Corporate Lending Artist Membership, Lincoln, MA

2011         Artscope Magazine Centerfold Award (July/August issue)

Selected Public Collections

Provincetown Arts Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
The Stobart Foundation, Salem, MA
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (commision)
North Hill Collection, Needham, MA
Cambridge Trust Company, Cambridge, MA (commision)
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY (commision)
Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA (commision)
Glen Anton “Doc” Rivers, Los Angelas, CA
Conn Kavanaugh, Boston, MA
Nolan, Sheehan, Patten LLP, Boston, MA
Hutker Architects, Falmouth, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA


2005         BFA, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA