Sean Whalley

Visual Arts Department
Assistant Professor

Office: RC 158
Phone: 306-585-5581

Sean Whalley was born in St. Catharines, Ontario and moved to Regina in 1997. Between a BFA from York University and an MFA at the University of Regina, Sean studied the old world technologies of blacksmithing and coopering. Given his interest in obsolete technologies, nostalgia and displacement play a primary role in the narratives he explores. Sean utilizes discarded/recycled materials for the bulk of his work in an attempt to realize a sustainable practice.

Part of his teaching philosophy focuses on community development and encouraging students to realize their art practice beyond the classroom. Two class projects that centered around this approach to teaching were competing in the Dunlop Art Gallery and City of Regina's snow sculpture competitions and secondly participating in the Cathedral Arts Festival.

  • MFA (University of Regina)
  • BFA (York University)
  • 2011 Small Feats, Niagara Artist Centre (group)
  • 2010 No Story Too Small to Trade: A Tiny Library of Artist Trading Cards & the Global ATC Phenomenon, Dunlop Art Gallery, Sherwood Village. Catalogue (group)
  • 2010 Catalogue: Carmen Robertson, Somewhere in Between, Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan, SK.
  • 2010 Degrees, The University of Regina Magazine, Focal Point, Regina, SK. V.22, #1.Spring 2010, pp.22-25.
  • 2009 Somewhere in Between, 2 person exhibition with John Henry Fine Day, Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan, SK. Catalogue (group)
  • 2009 Sightings: Crossfiring/Mama Wetotan, Rory MacDonald and Kathleen Irwin, Eds. CPRC Press, Regina,SK. 2009. practicing theory, pp. 32, 40, 78/79. theorising practice p. 85
  • 2009 Catalogue: Flatlanders, Mendel Art Gallery.
  • 2008 Winblown/Rafales, Knowhere Productions, Ponteix Saskatchewan, with Shaunna Dunn and Heather Benning. (group)
  • 2008 Flatlanders, Mendel Art Gallery. Saskatoon, SK. Catalogue (group)
  • 2007 Saskatchewan Arts Board/City of Saskatoon Commission with PDG (Prairie Design Group: Charley Ferraro, Sean Whalley, Mel Bolen, And Michael Husaluck)
  • 2007 Under Construction, Stewart Hall Gallery, Montreal, Quebec. Catalogue (group)
  • 2006 Somewhere in Between, 2 person exhibition with John Henry Fine Day Regina Art Gallery, Regina, SK. Catalogue (group)
  • 2006 Crossfiring: The Claybank Project (a Knowhere Production’s initiative) “Community-Based Site Specific Performance/Installation” Claybank Brick Plant National Historical Site, Saskatchewan (group)
  • 2006 Catalogue: David Garneau, Regina Art Gallery
  • 2006 Prairie Dog, Regina SK. Aug 1-14, p 24. Queen City, Gregory Beatty.
  • 2005 Bound Together 2, Communities for Sustainable Development Conference, featured exhibition. David Suzuki, featured lecturer. Regina, SK.
  • 2005 Catalogue: Helen Marzolf, Dunlop Art Gallery
  • 2005 Sean Whalley: Second Story, Greg Beatty, ESPACE SCULPTURE, Spring 2005
  • 2004 Second Story, Dunlop Art Gallery, Central Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2003 Second Story, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon.
  • 2000 The City of Regina. Arcola Centre, second floor
  • 1999 The City of Regina. City Transit Commission, building entrance.