Sean Scully (American/Irish, b.1945) is an Irish-born American painter most well-known for his abstracted geometric grid paintings. Born in Dublin, as an infant Scully’s family moved to England, where he was raised and attended school. After attending London’s Croydon College of Art, Scully moved to New York in 1975, where he applied for American citizenship. Using thick applications of paint and rough brushstrokes, Scully creates multi-paneled layered paintings using various striped and checkerboard compositions, reflecting the cool geometric aesthetic of Minimalism, in a rugged, painterly way. In 1989 and again in 1993, Scully was nominated for the Turner Prize, a prestigious honor for such a young artist. Although he has spent almost his entire career working with the idea of the stripe or painted band, Scully’s body of work is complex and extensive, rigorously trying out new compositions and stretching the possibilities of a single motif.

Timeline

1945
Born in Dublin, Ireland
1949
Family moved to London, England
1965–1968
Studied at Croydon College of Art, London, England
1968–1972
Studied at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
1972–1973
Studied at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
1973–1975
Taught at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths' School of Art, London, England
1975
Moved to USA
1977–1983
Taught at Princeton University
1983
Received Guggenheim Fellowship
1983
Became American citizen
1983
Received Artist's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
1990
Monograph published by Hudson Hills Press, New York
1992
Revisited Morocco in December to make a film on Matisse for the BBC
1993
First exhibition of the Catherine Paintings in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA
1994
Made first paintings in new studio in Barcelona in the summer
1994
Participated in the Joseph Beuys Lectures, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, Oxford, England
1994
Participated in a colloquium held in conjunction with the exhibition 'Richard Pousette, Dart (1916, 1992)' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1994
Moved into a new studio in Chelsea, New York
1994
Made an honorary member of the London Institute
2002
Started working as a part-time professor of painting at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany
2003
Massachusetts College of Art, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree
2003
National University of Ireland, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree
2006
Sean Scully Room, A room dedicated to Sean Scully's work, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
Lives and works in New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; and Munich, Germany

Exhibitions

2013
EDGE, ORDER, RUPTURE, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Sean Scully: Iona & Related Paintings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
2012
Sean Scully: Grey Wolf – Retrospektive, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (solo)
Sean Scully: Doric, Benaki Museum of Art, Athens, Greece; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully: Luz del Sur, Alhambra – Palacio Carlos V, Granada, Spain (solo)
2011
Sean Scully: Works on Paper, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University, Washington D.C. (solo)
The Minimal Gesture, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, USA
The Shadow of the Corner of the Wall: Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully, Das Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
Photography, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, USA
The Cracked Looking Glass, Main Gallery and Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
2010
Liliane, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA (solo)
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Iona, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Sean Scully: Works from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, USA (solo)
Works from the 1980s, Carlow, Ireland; Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, England (solo)
The Pictorial World of Sean Scully, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
Building a Collection: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
17 Malern, Bayerische Akademia der Schonen Kunst, Munich, Germany
The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Decameron, New York Studio School, New York, USA
Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Summer Exhibition 2010, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
More Photographs Than Bricks, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University, Washington D.C.
From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks from the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, USA
Works of Art from the UBS Art Collection, Der OpernTurm, Frankfurt, Germany
Memento, 401 Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Hugh Lane Contemporary Print Collection, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland
2009
Recent Paintings, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA (solo)
Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, Germany (solo)
Modern & Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
Shaping Reality: Geometric Abstraction after 1960, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Histories of the Frontier, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Preview for upcoming exhibitions, Jamileh Weber Gallery, Zurich, Swirtzerland
Pop to Present, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Building with Colour, Gallery North at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
ContemporainAm Tunnel & Espace Edward Steichen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Paintings from the 80s, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Constantinople or The Sensual Concealed: The Imagery of Sean Scully, Museum Küppersmühle of Modern Art, Duisberg, Germany; Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany (solo)
Synchronies: Undercurrents in European and American Postwar Abstraction, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2008
The Prints of Sean Scully, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, USA (solo)
The Painted Surface, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
The Art of the Stripe, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA (solo)
Abstraction in the IVAM Collection, Institut Valencia d'Art Moderne, Valencia, Spain
Monet-Kandinsky-Rothko and Aftermath: Paths of Abstract Painting, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
Sean Scully, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully: La surface peinte, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA (solo)
Sean Scully: A Retrospective, Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain; Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne Metropole, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France; MACRO al Mattatoio, Rome, Italy (solo)
The Prints of Sean Scully, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Naples Museum of Art, Naples; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota; Hyde Collection, Glens Fall, USA (solo)
2007
Sean Scully: Walls of Aran, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Photos and Prints, Galerie Kluser 2, Munich, Germany (solo)
Aran, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA (solo)
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; Musée d’art Moderne Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
The Jeff Baldus Collection, Clausen Art Gallery at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, USA
Samuel Beckett, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Sean Scully, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Wall of Light, Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (solo)
2006
Sean Scully, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, USA (solo)
2005
Sean Scully, Sala Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Sean Scully: New Work, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, le centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louviere, Belgium (solo)
Sean Scully, Faith – Hope - Love, Augustinerkloster, Erfut, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully, Fotografias, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Graphic Works, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland (solo)
Soltano Un Quadro Al Massimo, Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
SIAR 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Minimalism and After IV, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Eye of the Storm: The IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Western Biennale of Art: Art Tomorrow, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, USA
The Giving Person, Fondazione Culturale Edison, Naples, Italy
Points of View: Landscapes and Photography, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Summer Group show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2004
Sean Scully: Body of Light, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (solo)
Sean Scully: Holly Paintings, Kunstverein Aichach, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully: Winter Robe, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Sean Scully: Prints 1983- 2003, Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, France (solo)
Sean Scully, Centro Jose Guerrero and Federico Garcia Lorca Foundation, Granada, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
Paintings From the 70s, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Los Monocromos: De Malevisch Al Presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Sean Scully, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tempere, Finland; Stiftung Weimarerer Klassik, Weimar, Germany; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; LA Louver Gallery, Venice, USA
2003
Sean Scully: Wall of Light, Figures, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Sean Scully, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France (solo)
2002
Sean Scully, Camara de Comercio de Cantabria, Santander, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin; Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, Germany (solo)
Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Centro de Art Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Augeenblik, Foto/ Kunst, Sammlung Essl, Klosternberg, Austria
Fundação, Bienal De São Paulo, 25 Bienal De São Paulo, Brazil
Margins of Abstraction, Kouors Gallery, New York, USA
117th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, USA
No Object, No Subject, No Matter… Abstraction in the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully: Wall of Light, Museo De Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2001
Sean Scully, Barcelona Etchings for Frederico Garcia Lorca Instituto Cervantes, London, England (solo)
Sean Scully: Light and Gravity, Knoedler + Company, New York, USA (solo)
New Works on Paper and Photographs, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA (solo)
Paintings, Drawings, Photographs 1990, 2001, Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf; Haus de Kunst, Munich, Germany; Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully Work on Paper, Rex Irwin Gallery, Woollahra; Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Sean Scully, Le Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (solo)
Sean Scully: walls/windows/horizons, David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, USA (solo)
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Watercolor: In the Abstract, Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls; Michael C Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, Fredonia; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown; Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts at William Paterson University, Wayne; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at DePaul University, Chicago, USA
2000
New Works, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland
On Canvas: Contemporary Painting from the Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
L’Ombra Della Ragione, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna, Italy
September Selections, Knoedler & Company, New York, USA
Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Estampes 1983, 1999, Musee des Beaux Arts de Caen, Caen, France (solo)
Sean Scully Photographies, Galerie de l‘ancien college Ecole municipale d’Arts plastiques, Chatellerault, France (solo)
Sean Scully, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Graphics, Galleria d’Arte A+A, Venice, Italy (solo)
Sean Scully, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully: Barcelona Paintings, Galerie Bernd Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
1999
Sean Scully, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Print Retrospective, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria; Musee du Dessin et de l’Estampe Originale, Gravelines, France; Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully: New Paintings and Works on Paper, Danese Gallery and Gallery Lelong, New York, USA; South London Gallery, London, England (solo)
Sean Scully: Work From Garner Tullis Workshop, Galerie Kornfeld, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany; Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Sean Scully, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully, Mira Goddard Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Sean Scully, Galeria Antonia Puyo, Zaragoza, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Le Triangle Blue, Stavelot, Belgium (solo)
The Essl Collection: The First View, Museum Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuberg, Vienna, Austria
Signature pieces: Contemporary British Prints and Multiples, Alan Christea Gallery, London, England
Unlocking the Grid: Concerning the Grid in Recent Painting, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA
Drawing in the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York; Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, USA
1999 Drawings, Alexander + Bonin, New York, USA
Side by Side, Knoedler + Company, New York, USA
Geometry as Design: Structures of Modern Art from Albers to Paik, Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1998
Zeit und Materie, Baukunst, Cologne, Germany
Contemporary Art: The Janet, Wolfson de Botton Gift, Tate Gallery, London, England
The Edward R. Collection: A Selection of Works, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, USA
Photographies, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
On A Clear Day, Graphische Sammlung, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Arterias: Collection Of Contemporary Art, Fundacio La Caixa Malmö Konstall, Malmö, Sweden
Large Scale Drawings, Danese Gallery, New York, USA
Jan Dibbets/Sean Scully Fotografias, Galeria Estiarte, Madrid, Spain
Sean Scully/Lawrence Carroll, Lawing Gallery, Houston, USA
Group Exhibition, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Acquisitions 1997, Le Conseil General du Val de Marne FDAC, exhibited at Hôtel du Departemnt, Creteil, France
Sarajevo 2000, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Vienna, Austria
Matrix Berkley 1978, 1998, University of Califonia, Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, USA
En Norsk Samling Au Europeisk Kunst, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
1997
Sean Scully 1987, 1997, Sala de Expositions Rekalde, Bilbao; Salas del Palacio Episcopal, Plaza del Obispo, Malaga; Fundacio ‘la Caixa’, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully 1982, 1996, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, England (solo)
Recent Paintings, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Sean Scully, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Floating Paintings and Photographs, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Galeria DV, San Sebastian, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Jamieh Weber Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Sean Scully, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
After The Fall: Abstract Painting, Snug Harbour Cultural Center, Staten Island, USA
British Arts Council Collection, Royal Festival Hall, London, England
The Pursuit of Painting, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Prints, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA; Paris, France
A Century of Irish Paintings: Selections from the Collection of the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Yamanashi Perfectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
The View From Denver: Contemporary American Art from the Denver Art Museum, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Thirty Five Years at Crown Point Press: Making Prints, Doing Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA
Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America, National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
Floating Paintings and Work on Paper, Galerie Nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria; Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
1996
Catherine Paintings, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (solo)
Sean Scully, Editions T, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Paintings and Work on Paper, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Villa delle Rose, Bologna, Italy (solo)
Sean Scully, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Pastels, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA (solo)
Prints, Galerie Angelika Harthan, Stuggart, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Nationale du Jeude Paume, Paris, France (solo)
XV Salon des los 16, Museo de Antropologia, Madrid, Spain
Balancing Act, Room Gallery, New York, USA
Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Kunstalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Bare Bones, TZ Art, New York, USA
Festival de Culture Irlandaise Contemporaine, Ecoles des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Holländisches Bad: Radierungen zur Renaissaince einer Technik, Kunsthaus, Hamburg; Brect Haus, Weissensee, Berlin, Germany
Sean Scully: Twenty Years, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; High Museum of Modern Art, Atlanta, USA; Centre Cultural de la Fundació ‘La Caixa’, Barcelona, Spain; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Schirn Kunstalle, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Sean Scully: The Beauty of the Real, Galerie Bernd Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
1995
Sean Scully, Galeria El Dario Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully, Galeria De l’Ancien College, Chatellerault, France (solo)
Sean Scully, Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
Sean Scully, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
Catherine Paintings, Kunstalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; Palais des Beaux Arts, Charleroi, Belgium (solo)
Seven From The Seventies, Knoedler Gallery, New York, USA
New Publications, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, USA
New York Abstract, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orelans, USA
US Prints, Retretti Center, Punkaharju, Finland
Color + Structure, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Sean Scully: La Forma e lo Spirito, Galleria Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
1994
Sean Scully, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Works on Paper, Knoedler and Company, New York, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Butler Gallery, Kiken Castle, Ireland (solo)
Sean Scully, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Recent Painting Acquisitions, Tate Gallery, London, England
Contemporary Watercolours: Europe and America, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, USA
For 25 Years Brooke Alexander Editions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Recent Acquisitions: Paintings From the Collection, Irish Museum of Art, Dublin, Ireland
L’Incanto e La Trascendenza, Galleria Civica de Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
British Abstract Art, Flowers East Gallery, London, England
Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Paintings, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
1993
Sean Scully, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Catherine Paintings, Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
Sean Scully, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
Tutte Le Strade Portano A Roma, Exhibition Center of Rome, Rome, Italy
Beyond Print, Tobor de Nagy Gallery, New York, USA
Drawing in Black and White, Museum of Modern Art, New York Grolier Club, New York, USA
American and European Prints, Machida City Museum of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
American and European Works on Paper, Gallery Martin Wieland, Trier, Germany
Italia, America L’Astrazione Redefinita, Dicastro Cultura, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Republica di San Marino, Italy
Partners, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, England
25 Years, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
Modernities, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington D.C.
5 One Person Shows, Jamileh Weber Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1992
Prints, Weinberger Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Woodcuts, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Prints and Related Work, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, USA (solo)
Woodcuts, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Woodcuts, Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (solo)
Sean Scully, Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
Four Series Of Prints, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Recent Abstract Painting, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
Collaboration in Monotype from the Garner Tullis Workshop, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Centre for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Geteilte Bilder, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Behind Bars, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
Color Block Prints of the 20th Century, Associated American Artists, New York, USA
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Painted on Press: Recent Abstract Print, Madison Art Center, Madison, USA
Monotypes, Woodcuts, Drawings, Europaische Akademie Fur Bildende Kunst, Trier, Germany
Monotypes from Garner Tullis Workshop, SOMA Gallery, San Diego, USA
44th Annual Academy, Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Galeria Sergio Tossi, Prato, Italy
1991
Paintings and Works on Paper, Jamieh Weber Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Small Format Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Post-modern Prints, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
La Metafisica Della Luce, John Goode Gallery, New York, USA
1990
Sean Scully, Karsten Greve Gallery, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Drawings: Joseph Beuys, Paul Rotterdam, Sean Scully, Arnold Herstand, & Company, Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York, USA
Sean Scully/Donald Sultan: Abstraction/Representation, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Geometric Abstraction, Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Artists in the Abstract, Weatherspoon Art Gallery at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA

Public Collections

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Stattsgalerie, Stuttgard, Germany
Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
The Tate Gallery, London, UK
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
University of Limerick, Ireland
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland
Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Museum fur Sub, Kultur, Berlin, Germany
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria
Northern Arts Association, Newcastle, upon, Tyne, UK
Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
Saastamoisien Saatio, Helsinki, Finland
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Sammlung Essl-Vienna, Austria
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Kunstammlung, Nordrhein, Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Kunst und Museumsverein Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, upon, Tyne, UK
Leicestershire Educational Authority, Leicester, UK
Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Musee de Val de Marne, Ivry, sur, seine, France
Eastern Arts Association, Cambridge, UK
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Foundation Stiftelesen Focus-Boras, Sweden
Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Gallery of Modern Art Laszlo Vass Collection, Veszprem, Hungary
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Hotel des Arts, Toulon, France
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Bayrische Staatsgemaeldesammlung, Munich, Germany
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
The British Council, London, UK
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Ceolfrith Art Center, Sunderland, UK
Consejeria de cultura, Santander, Spain
Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK
Council of National Academic Awards, London, UK
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
The DG Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. USA
Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, USA
The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Grafische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK
BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
Museo de Arte Moderno, Col. Bosques de Chaultepec, Mexico
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Boston Massachusetts, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, USA
Paine Webber Group, Inc., New York, USA
Phillip Morris Inc., New York, USA
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA
Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA
First Bank Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Albright, Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
Chemical Bank, New York, New York, USA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Literature

2009
Sean Scully, Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, to be published by IThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with Thames & Hudson
2008
Unique Act, Five abstract painters: Frederic Matys Thursz, Sean Scully, Carmengloria Morales, Sean Shanahan, Ruth Root, Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in association with Lund Humphries
2007
Sean Scully – Walls of Aran, photographs by Sean Scully, text by Colm Tóibín and Sean Scully, published by Thames & Hudson
2007
Glorious Dust, by Sean Scully, essays by Arthur C. Danto, to be published by Steidl
2007
Prints Catalogue Raisonne, text by Joann Moser, published by IVAM in Spring 2007
2007
Book on Scully Writings, Spanish Language edition, published by Editorial Sintesis, Spring 2007
2007
Tribute to Arthur Danto, talk in The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, published by Library of Living Philisophers, date tbc.
2006
Richer, Francesca and Rosenzweig, Matthew (ed’s) No. 1 First works by 362 Artists
2006
Sean Scully, text by Sue Hubbard, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
2006
Sean Scully: Recent Paintings, LA Louver
2006
Sean Scully: The Architecture of Colour, Kunstmuseum, Liechtenstein
2006
Ingleby, Florence (ed.) Sean Scully: Resistance and Persistence, Selected Writings, published by Merrell Publishers
2005
Wall of Light, essays by Michael Auping, Stephen Bennett Phillips, and Anne Straus. The Phillips Collection, Rizzoli, New York, USA
2005
Sean Scully: Paintings and Works on Paper, essays by Edward King and William Feaver, interview by Liliane Tomasko, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal, Cumbria, UK, March 21 – June 25
2005
Sean Scully, with text of a lecture given by Sean Scully at the Institute Valencia d’Art Modern, May 04 2004, Ingelby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2005
Sean Scully: Fotografias, text by Mia Fineman, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain
2004
Sean Scully, Winter Robe, interview by Michael Peppiatt and essay by Amin Zweite, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
2004
Sean Scully: Dedicado a Federico Garcia Lorca, Huerta de San Vincente, Granada, Spain
2004
Carrier, David, Sean Scully, Thames and Hudson, London
2004
The Colour of Time: The Photographs of Sean Scully, essays by Arthur C Danto and Mia Fineman, interview by Edward Lucie- Smith, edited by Garrett White, New York, Steidl, Göttingen, Germany
2004
Sean Scully, essays by Timo Vuorikoski, Donald Kuspit, Jürgen Habermas and Marjatta Saari, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland; Stiftung Weimarer Klassik und Kunstsammlungen, Weimar, Germany
2004
Sean Scully: Body of Light, essays by Brian Kennedy, Timo
2004
Vuorikoski, Arthur C. Danto, Jürgen Habermas, Donald Kuspit, Liliane Tomasko and Shaune A. Laking, interview by Jörg Zutter, Thames and Hudson, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
2003
Sean Scully: Wall of Light, Figures, interview by Kevin Power, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
2003
Sean Scully, essays by Gilles Altieri, Pierre Wat, Francisco Jarauta, interview by Hans- Michael Herzog, Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France
2002
Sean Scully: zu Gast in der Galerie Neue Meister, Staaliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden, Germany
2002
Barrett, Terry, Interpreting Art: Reflecting, Wondering, and Responding, McGraw Hill, New York, USA
2002
Sean Scully, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico
2002
Sean Scully: Wall of Light, text by Ronaldo Brito, Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2001
Sean Scully: Wall of Light/ Muro de Luz, text by Michael Auping, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico
2001
Sean Scully: Light to Dark text by Daniel Ababie, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
2001
Sean Scully: Gemälde, Pastelle, Aquarelle, Fotografien 1990 – 2000, essays by Armin Zweite, Bernd Klüser, Francisco Jarauta, Maria Müller, interview by Hans Michael Herzog, published by Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein – Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; IVAM Centre Julio Gonzales, Valencia, Spain
2001
Danto, Arthur C. Sean Scully: Light and Gravity, Knoedler & Company, New York, USA
2000
Sean Scully, essay by Francisco Jarauta, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain
1999
Sean Scully: Barcelona Paintings and Recent Editions, essays by Sean Scully and Bernd Klüser, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
1999
Sean Scully: Prints, Catalogue Raisonné 1968 – 1999, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria; Musée du Dessin et de l’Etampe Originale, Gravelines, France; Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
1999
Sean Scully, essay by Edward Lucie- Smith, interview by Hans- Michael Herzog, South London Gallery in association with Timothy Taylor gallery, London, UK
1999
Sean Scully, text by John Yau, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
1999
Sean Scully, essay by Kevin Power, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1998
Sean Scully, text by Helmut Friedel, interview by Hans- Michael Herzog, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria
1997
Sean Scully, text by Jean Frémon, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
1997
Sean Scully: Paintings, essay by Mark Glazebrook, interview by Irving Sandler, Manchester City Art Galleries, The Pale Green Press, London, UK
1997
Sean Scully, essays by Francisco Jarauta, Kevin Power, Jean Louis Schefer, Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde
1996
Sean Scully, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain
1996
Sean Scully, essays by Jean Louis Schefer, Xavier Girard, and Arthur C. Danto, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
1996
Sean Scully: obra grafica recent, texts by Demetriou Paparoni and Sean Scully, Edicions T Galeria D’Art, Barcelona, Spain
1996
Caldwell, John, The Collected Writings of John Caldwell, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
1996
Sean Scully, essays by Danillo Eccher and David Carrier, interview by Hans- Michael Herzog, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Bologna, Charta, Milan, Italy
1996
Sean Scully: Works on Paper1975 – 1996, edited by Michael Semff, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany
1995
Sean Scully: Vint Anyys, 1976 – 1995, Fundació ‘La Caixa’, Barcelona, Spain
1995
Sean Scully: The Beauty of the Real, essay by Bernd Klüser, interview by Hans- Michael Herzog, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
1994
Sean Scully: La Forma e lo spirito, text by Demetrio Paparoni, Galleria Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
1994
Carrier, David, The Aesthetic in the City: The Philosophy and the Practice of American Abstract Painting in the 1980s, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
1994
Sean Scully: Paintings 1971 – 1981, essays by Sam Hunter and Joseph Maschek, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
1993
Sean Scully: The Catherine Paintings, essays by Carter Ratcliff, Arthur C. Danto, Steven Henry Madoff, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
1992
Sean Scully, essay by Paul Bonaventra, Waddington Galleries, London, UK
1991
Sean Scully: Prints from the Garner Tullis Workshop, Garner Tullis, New York, USA
1988
Sean Scully, essays by Takashi Nibuya and John Loughery, interview by Kazu Kaido, Fuji Television Gallery Co. Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
1985
Sean Scully, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA