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Sean HoppSean Hopp is an American artist whose work examines human psychology under extreme states of transformation. Working with layers of pencil, ink, and oil, his paintings depict mutant everymen caught in transitional moments between breakdown and epiphany.

Sean's art has been exhibited throughout the US, UK, Europe and Australia, and his illustrations have appeared on books, posters and album covers. He works out of his home studio with his family and 5 cats.

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Solo Shows

University of Illinois at Chicago Ward Gallery. Configuring the Demon. Chicago, April 2003
Northwestern University Dittmar Gallery. Retraction Impulse. Chicago, November 2002
Dark Millennia Studios. Insubordination, Denver, July 2002
Rubber Monkey. Burden of Illusions. Chicago, July 2001

Juried Shows

Cork Street Gallery. Society for Art of Imagination 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. London, July 2003
New Arts Invitational Salon Exhibition. Kutztown, May 2003
New Arts Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, Kutztown, May 2004

Group Shows

World Art Expo 2009. Brea/Los Angeles, June 2009
Peter Jones Gallery. The Grand Goodbye. Chicago, June 2009
Chicago Artists' Coalition, CAC Art Open. Chicago, October 2008
The Nineteen Hundred and One Gallery. Blasphemous Beltane. Chicago, May 2008
Aesthetic Eye Gallery. Isolation. Chicago, April 2006
Aesthetic Eye Gallery. Chicago, October 2005
L2kontemporary Gallery. Inside Out, Los Angeles, July 2005
Peter Jones Gallery. Strange and Bizarre Art Show. Chicago, July 2005
Aesthetic Eye Gallery. Chicago, October 2004
Perihelion Arts, Phoenix, September 2004
Around the Coyote. Fall Arts Festival. Chicago, September 2004
High Risk Gallery. Chicago, July 2004
High Risk Gallery. Chicago, February 2004
Limner Gallery. New York, December 2003
Diego Victorio Gallery. Miami, Florida, November 2003
Limner Gallery. New York, October 2003
Chicago Artists' Coalition Art Open. Chicago, October 2003
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. Brave Destiny. New York, September 2003
Society for Art of Imagination 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. New York, September 2003
Morgan Park Academy. Visiting Artist Exhbition. Chicago, September 2003
Monkey Business Gallery. Chicago, September 2003
Around the Coyote, Fall Arts Festival. Chicago, September 2003
High Risk Gallery. Chicago, August 2003
Galleri Art. Kirkcudbright, Scotland, August 2003
Leonardis Gallery. Chicago, July 2003
Monkey Business Studio. Chicago, March 2003
Zoo Studios. Chicago, December 2002
Stolizzo Gallery. Chicago, October 2001
Chicago Artists' Coalition Art Open. Chicago, October 2001
Excalibur, Aura - Dome Room. Chicago, August 2001
Columbia College, Glass Curtain Gallery. Chicago, November 2000
Peter Jones Gallery. Adam and Eve Show. Chicago, July 2000
Dupreau (Lucky Horse) Gallery. Chicago, March 2000
2828 Gallery. Chicago, November 1999
CBGB Gallery 313, New York, June 1999
Izzo's Artery. Chicago, February 1998
Guilty & Innocent Studios. Chicago, January 1998
Poop Studios. Chicago, September 1997
Altered Image Gallery. Cleveland, Ohio, August 1997
Studio Danzalla. Kent, Ohio, March 1993
Kent State University. Kent, Ohio, December 1992


George Sugarman Foundation Grant
Chicago City Grant


Chicago Artists Coalition
Society for the Art of Imagination


Prints of recent paintings at

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