Sean Alward is a Vancouver based artist working primarily in painting. He works at the intersection of materials, history, and natural history. He received his MFA from the University of British Columbia and BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (exchange semester at Cooper Union, NYC). He has exhibited across Canada and in the U.S., most recently at Vacation Gallery NYC, the AHVA Gallery University of British Columbia, Wil Aballe Art Projects, the Nanaimo Art Gallery, the Surrey Art Gallery, and Access Gallery. He has published writing in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Border Crossings, and the Georgia Straight.