Sean Caulfield

Centennial Professor, Art and Design, University of Alberta

Sean Caulfield is an artist and scholar based in Edmonton, Alberta. Through installation, sculpture, and printmaking, Caulfield’s artistic work considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. The visual images and environments he creates blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical, and challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging. Central to Caulfield’s work is the role that society, community and the individual has in the moment of change. Focusing on broader themes of mutation, metamorphosis, and regeneration—involving both the landscape and the individuals that inhabit it—he aims to raise challenging questions for viewers about the role they play. Ultimately, Caulfield’s work focuses on the idea that crisis and change—whether it be environmental, political, or personal—can be a significant and positive catalyst for rebirth, growth and courage. Sean Caulfield has exhibited his prints, drawings, installations, and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has also received numerous grants and awards for his work. Caulfield is currently represented by dc3 Art Projects in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.