RESUME & BIO
Born Washington DC. San Francisco resident 1974 to present.
San Francisco Art Institute, BFA. 1975
Maryland Institute College of Art, AFA. 1973
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
International Sculpture Center
Pacific Rim Sculptors
Berkeley Art Center
Marin Society of Artists
City Art Gallery
Sean O’Donnell’s generation of boys grew up building tree forts, customizing their bicycles and demonstrating a total disregard for the printed assembly instructions needlessly included with their model car kits. His life-long fascination with creative uses of varied materials continues to inform his body of work.
Growing up during the 1950’s and 60’s in Washington DC – working in his father’s bookstore and his mother’s antique shop – enriched Sean’s love of the written word and honed his appreciation of handcrafted vintage objects.
Graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute further enhanced his innate artistic skills. However, his intuitive and creative use of ordinary objects has always guided his artistic compass.
Like a Noir novel, Sean’s sculptures remain a mystery to him until they’re done. Then like a good book, he passes them along to others to take home and enjoy.