Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Sean Scully

(American/Irish, b. 1945)

yellow red by sean scully

Sean Scully

Yellow Red



1945 - Present
Lives and works in the USA
Born in Dublin, Ireland on January 3rd
Family moved to London
1965 - 1968
Studied at Croydon College of Art, London, England
1968 - 1972
Studied at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1972 - 1973
Studied at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1973 - 1975
Taught at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths' School of Art, London, United Kingdom
Moved to the United States
1977 - 1983
Taught at Princeton University
Received Guggenheim Fellowship


EDGE, ORDER, RUPTURE, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2012 - 2013
Sean Scully: Iona & Related Paintings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Sean Scully: Retrospective, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Switzerland (solo)
Sean Scully: Grey Wolf – Retrospektive, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria (solo)
Sean Scully: Doric, Benaki Museum of Art, Athens, Greece and Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain (solo)
Sean Scully: Luz del Sur, Alhambra – Palacio Carlos V, Granada, Spain (solo)
“The Cracked Looking Glass,” Main Gallery and Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
“Photography,” LA Louver Gallery, Venice, California
“The Shadow of the Corner of the Wall: Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully,” Das Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
“The Minimal Gesture,” Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Public Collections

Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Boston Massachusetts, USA
Museo de Arte Moderno, Col. Bosques de Chaultepec, Mexico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK
Grafische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Sean Scully, Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, to be published by IThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with Thames & Hudson
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
Sean Scully – Walls of Aran, photographs by Sean Scully, text by Colm Tóibín and Sean Scully, published by Thames & Hudson
Glorious Dust, by Sean Scully, essays by Arthur C. Danto, to be published by Steidl
Prints Catalogue Raisonne, text by Joann Moser, published by IVAM in Spring 2007
Book on Scully Writings, Spanish Language edition, published by Editorial Sintesis, Spring 2007
Tribute to Arthur Danto, talk in The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, published by Library of Living Philisophers, date tbc.
Richer, Francesca and Rosenzweig, Matthew (ed’s) No. 1 First works by 362 Artists
Sean Scully, text by Sue Hubbard, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Sean Scully: Recent Paintings, LA Louver