Sean Naftel lives and works in New York City. He received a BA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in ceramics and sculpture, and an MFA from the Burren College of Art in Visual Art & Theory in Ballyvaughn, Ireland. He is one half of the art collaborative Attenborough Naftel and the co-founder of Roving Project.
Sean was selected to attend a series of artist symposia in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, and Italy between 2007-2009. In 2014, he received a fellowship to attend the Ora Lerman trust Residency, Pennsylvania, and his collaborative exhibition with Chris Attenborough, Yard Sale, at De Buck Gallery in NYC, garnered a feature interview in the New York Times. His upcoming collaboration with Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Mastering the Art of Contemporary Art, will be exhibited at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark in 2016. Sean’s most recently co-created project, Celica Tea Ceremony, with Calder Brannock, is currently on display at Toyota America in Washington DC.