MUSEUM ACQUISITION

“Silver Surface”- 5” x 7” gilt mercurial daguerreotype
Musée Adrien Mentienne (Musée de Bry sur Marne)
1 Grande rue Charles de Gaulle
94360 Bry-sur-Marne, France
January, 2010
Visit The Museum (Near Paris) when in France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming Solo Exhibition; TBA
Buchanan Center for the Arts
64 Public Sq, Monmouth, Illinois
April – May (exact dates TBA), 2017 

Focal Points
14 Assemblage Sculptures
10 Contemporary Daguerreotypes
4 Inkjet prints
2 Watercolors
Fine Arts Building Gallery 410 S. Michigan Avenue Suite 433, Chicago, IL
February 3-25, 2006

New Work
20 B&W Prints and 5 Assemblage Sculptures
DePaul University, Downtown Campus, Chicago IL
April 21 – May 11, 1995

Fellowship Exhibition of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
20 B&W Prints
May, 1986

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Do You Copy?
Selections of work featured in issues of ‘The Hand’ magazine
Curated by James Meara and Adam Finkelston
1 contemporary daguerreotype
1 sketchbook
1 watercolor
3 c-prints
Potter Gallery at Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO
January 15- February 15, 2015

Negativeless
Photographic works made without negatives
1 contemporary daguerreotype
Michael Hoppen Gallery
London, UK
September 19-October 24, 2014

Art and Soul
Celebrating 140 Years of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica (1873-2013)
2 oil paintings
Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica Parish Hall, Chicago, IL
September 13-15, 2013
Visit the Church

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International Contemporary Daguerreotypes Exhibition
Juried by Jerry Spagnoli and Lyle Rexer
Curated by Alan Bekhuis
2 contemporary daguerreotypes
Penumbra Foundation:
Center for Alternative Photography, New York, New York
April 2-16, 2013
Preview and Purchase a Copy of the Exhibition Catalogue
See Photos of the Opening Reception

 

The Daguerreian Society Announces A Juried Contemporary Daguerreian Exhibit in Atlanta
2 contemporary daguerreotypes
The Gallery Walk at Terminus.
Atlanta, GA
Curated by Grant Romer
October 13, 2010 – January 7, 2011

Samhain / Day of the Dead
1 installation and performance in Group Show
The Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
Curated by Francis Crowley
October 15 – November 15, 2009

Heritages De Daguerre: International Exposition celebrating 170 Years of the Daguerreotype
4 contemporary daguerreotypes
Musée Adrien Mentienne (Musée de Bry sur Marne)
Bry-sur-Marne, France
Curated by Marc Kereun
September 12 – October 18, 2009

End of the 80s SAIC Alumni and Ray Yoshida Tribute
2 Assemblage Sculptures with daguerreotypes
Avram Eisen Gallery
5202 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL
avrameisengallery.com
July 31st – August 31st, 2009

2nd Annual Mary Beth Cregier Photo Exhibition
1 Kinetic Sculpture w/ contemporary daguerreotypes
Around the Coyote Gallery  1935 1/2 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL
Curated by Catherine Edelman
November 15 – December 20, 2008

The Exquisite City
1 miniature city block with lighten and motion components
Group work; 40 artists build a miniature city according to the method of the Exquisite Corpse.
-The Viaduct Arts Center 3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL
November 7 – December 12, 2008
-The Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, IL
January 15 – March 15, 2009

Samhain / Day of the Dead…Thinking about Persephone
2 paintings in Group Show
The Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
Curated by Francis Crowley
October 17 – November 16, 2008

Samhain / Day of the Dead
1 Assemblage Sculpture in Group Show
The Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL
Curated by Francis Crowley
October 14 – November 11, 2007

2007 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival
Site-specific Installation: “Archeology #1”
Blend Cafe, 1746 W. Division, Chicago, IL
October 12, 13, & 14, 2007

The Last Picture Show
“Presence Series”: 2 watercolors, 2 daguerreotypes, 4 acrylic paintings
Fine Arts Building Gallery 
410 S. Michigan Avenue Suite 433, Chicago, IL
October 4 – 28, 2006

Casting A New Light: 19th Century Process & Practices in the 21st Century
(Group Show of 10 Artists / Traveling Exhibition)
2 Assemblage Sculptures w/ Daguerreotypes
1 Kinetic Sculpture w/ Daguerreotypes
-1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA,  September, 2005
-2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA,  October, 2005
-McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA,   January-February, 2006
-Southwest School for Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, TX,   August – October 2006

The Daguerreian Niche: Group Show of New Daguerreians
1 Assemblage Sculpture w/ Daguerreotypes
Silver Eye Gallery  /  The Daguerreian Society
1015 E. Caron St., Pittsburgh, PA
September 15 – October 15, 2005

Five New Faces (inaugural show of New Gallery members)
3 Assemblage Sculptures
Fine Arts Building Gallery 410 S. Michigan Avenue Suite 433, Chicago, IL
September 7 – October 1, 2005

Living Artists (Group Show of 33 Chicago-area Artists)
1 Assemblage Sculpture w/ Daguerreotype
Fine Arts Building Gallery 410 S. Michigan Avenue Suite 433, Chicago, IL
June 1 – 30, 2005

A Fat Man and His Art
1 Box Construction w/ Daguerreotypes
Memorial Exhibition for Sculptor and Educator James Crown
Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
May 21 – June 18, 2005

Daguerreian Society Symposium, Savannah, GA
1 Assemblage Sculpture w/ Daguerreotype
November 7th & 8th, 2003
Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
1 Box Construction: kite form
October, 2003

Flights of Imagination
1 Assemblage Sculpture: kite form
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
April 19 – June 15, 2003

the HomeWorks Show
1 Assemblage Sculpture
Betty Rymer Gallery (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
December 11, 2002 – February 7, 2003
Daguerreian Society Symposium, Sacramento CA
1 Box Construction w/ Daguerreotype
October 18, 2002

Flex/Flux Show, SAIC Gallery 2 (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
1 Assemblage Sculpture
October, 1998

Parallel Visions (traveling group show)
2 Assemblage Sculptures
Northwestern University, Evanston IL
January 1998
and at
Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park IL
April 15 – May 12,1998

Blue Box Studio – Artists Cooperative Exhibition
10 Assemblage Sculptures
At the Cornelia Arts Building, Chicago, IL
September 1996

Premier of the 16mm film ‘VIRIDIAN’
(Director of Photography, Co-Editor, Sound Designer & Editor)
THE FILM CENTER, Chicago, IL
November 18, 1994

Sean Culver, Photographs

in conjunction with the premier of the film ‘VIRIDIAN’
9 B&W Prints
Colossal Pictures Studio, Chicago, IL
November, 1994

Around the Coyote Arts Festival
20 B&W Prints
September, 1994

Premier of the 16mm film ‘DESCENT’
(Director of Photography, Co-Editor, Sound Designer & Editor)
THE FILM CENTER, Chicago, IL
January 18, 1992

Photographs in conjunction with the premier of the film ‘DESCENT’
22 B&W Prints
Gordon Meyer Photographic Studios
January, 18 1992

Memorial Exhibition
1 B&W Print
Rizzoli Bookstore, Chicago, IL
April, 1987

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TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

The Value of Photography
Ford Center for the Arts (Galesburg Camera Club guest speaker for Sandburg Days Festival of the Mind)
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
April 30, 2016

The Curious Effect of Screen Doors, Boxcars, and Tornadoes on Metaphotography:
An Autobiographical Talk by Sean Culver
Ford Center for the Arts
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
April 28, 2016

My Experience of Photography
address to the Analogue Photography Class
address to the Digital Photography Class
Department of Art & Art History, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
April 28, 2016

The Curious Effect of Screen Doors, Boxcars, and Tornadoes on Metaphotography:
An Autobiographical Talk by Sean Culver
Buchanan Center for the Arts
64 Public Sq, Monmouth, Illinois
November 11, 2015

My Work and it’s Influences
Art and Design Class
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, KS
January 15, 2015

My Alternative Photography
Penumbra Foundation:The Center for Alternative Photography, NY, NY
April 24 , 2009

My Experience As An Artist
Guest Speaker, Artte Clubbe
-Galesburg Senior High School, Galesburg, IL
November 16th, 2007

Personal History and Inspiration
Guest Speaker, Graduate Multimedia Class
University of Texas at San Antonio
April 16th, 2007

How I Use 21st Century Technology to Support my 19th Century Working Methods
Guest Speaker, Graduate Multimedia Class
University of Texas at San Antonio
August 25th, 2006

How and Why I Came to Make Daguerreotypes
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
March 10, 2006

Gallery Talk for the exhibition “Focal Points”
Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL
February 24, 2006

Gallery Talks for the exhibition “Casting A New Light”
– Mc Lean Project for the Arts, Mc Lean, VA
January 19, 2006
– Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
October 7, 2005

The New Daguerreotype
Conference on Education: Bosphorus University
Istanbul, Turkey
May 21st, 2004
(slated to be published by Bosphorus University in 2005)

Techniques of the Daguerreotypist
Photo Club: Bosphorus University
May 20th, 2004
Istanbul, Turkey

e-poets network Geoconference on Poetry in Cinema
Screening and discussion of the film ‘VIRIDIAN’
Center Portion, 2850 Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL
August 18, 2001

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION

Daguerreotype Workshop in NYC
Penumbra Foundation:
The Center for Alternative Photography, NY, NY
April 25 & 26, 2009
www.capworkshops.org